Olsen Is Deputy Editor for Chinese Journal

Regents’ Professor Emeritus and former Anthropology Department Head John W. Olsen has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ flagship anthropology journal, Acta Anthropologica Sinica (人类学学报). The journal is sponsored by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing and... Read more

Recent Publications: Life Along the River

Arizona State Museum has just published Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi by Professor and ASM Curator E. Charles Adams. The book is based on the ASM exhibit of the same name, which runs through June 30, 2019. Copies are for sale in the ASM bookstore. (Digest date: 03/22/2019)

Alumni News: In Memoriam: Kit Schweitzer

The SoA mourns the passing of Christopher Louis “Kit” Schweitzer, 74, who died on March 9, 2019, of natural causes following a recent fall at his Tucson home. Kit was an alumnus of UA-Anthropology (B.A. 1966), as were his father, John L. Schweitzer, and step-mother, Marjorie Schweitzer,... Read more

Friends of Anthropology Gather at UIR

The Friends of Anthropology, the School of Anthropology’s much-appreciated supporters, gathered on March 9 at the University Indian Ruin for the Spring 2019 UIR Lecture.

This year’s lecture was given by UIR Residential Scholar, Dr. Valerie Schoof, Assistant Professor in the Bilingual Biology Program, Glendon... Read more

Start for Success Grant for MacLean

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Evan MacLean, who has been awarded a Start for Success grant by the University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation. The project “Manipulating the Oxytocin and Vasopressin Systems via the Gut-Brain Axis” will run for the 2019–2020 fiscal year. Dr. MacLean’s co-PI is Gayatri... Read more

SoA Profs Honored as Esteemed Faculty

Several School of Anthropology professors were honored as Esteemed Faculty at a reception on March 12, 2019, by the President of the University of Arizona. The annual event, held at the Meinel Optical Sciences Building, recognizes “Esteemed Faculty Members who have won nationally/internationally recognized awards or who have been inducted into a(n) nationally/internationally recognized society or association…in the previous year.”

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SoA at Tucson Festival of Books: Pickles, China, and Peckinpah

The School of Anthropology had a very strong presence once again at the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books, not only in Science City, but also in the Social and Behavioral Sciences tent. Here’s a report on this year’s activities:

UAC Demonstrates Food Preservation

During the weekend of March 2–3, the SoA and BARA came out to support TFB Science City, curating an interactive stall on “Food Preservation through the Ages.” Science City featured over 100 displays and... Read more

In the Media: Carney Blogs for Scientific American

A piece co-authored by Assistant Professor Megan Carney with fellow anthropologist Alyshia Galvez was published on Scientific American yesterday, March 14, 2019. “The International Politics of Gut Health”... Read more


There’s Still Time to Volunteer for the Anthropology Booth at the Festival of Books!

The 2019 Tucson Festival of Books is coming up soon! This year’s Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona Mall from Saturday, March 2 through Sunday March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Tucson Festival... Read more

Another Great Sabbagh Lecture!

One hundred seventy-six attendees were on hand for last Thursday’s 29th Annual Sabbagh Lecture. Charles Hirschkind’s talk on “Flamenco and the Rediscovery of Islamic Spain” drew interest not only from the usual anthropology and social sciences participants, but also from the UA Schools of Music and Dance.... Read more