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In the Media: AZPM Piece Features Thompson

Ph.D. student Ashleigh Thompson explored indigenous perspectives on rock climbing for the Climbing Association of Southern Arizona at a recent event, and Arizona Public Media brings you... Read more

In the Media: Mills Comments in National Geographic Piece

Regents’ Professor Barbara Mills weighs in on the importance of a recent PNAS article about fingerprints found on corrugated ware found at a Chaco Canyon site. ... Read more

Alumni Association Features 2001 SoA Grad Ragland

As part of their Wildcats@Work series, the University of Arizona Alumni Association has published a piece about 2001 Anthropology alumna Julie Ragland. Julie credits her success in the non-profit sector—she is now development director for the Rialto Theatre Foundation—to her anthropology degree: “Having a solid knowledge of the basics of human evolution, development,... Read more

BARA Team Back from Natural Bridges

The BARA/SoA research team headed by Professor Rich Stoffle just returned from completing back-to-back field work at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. The ethnographic team is... Read more

SoA Contributes Courses and Instructors to New Start

For the fifth consecutive year, the School of Anthropology is participating in the University of Arizona’s New Start program. Now in its 51st summer, New Start is an intensive, six-week summer bridge program designed as a comprehensive introduction to the university that helps with the transition from high school to college. The program has proven... Read more

Help Plan SoA’s 2019 AAA Gathering!

The SoA is seeking volunteers to plan a get together at the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver, BC for current/past students and faculty. Please get in touch with current grad student, Rachel Rosenbaum, if you would like to volunteer! (Anthro News date: 6/14/2019)

Alum Publishes in Anthropology Now

Maisa C. Taha (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Marge Pellegrino just published an article in Anthropology Now on BARA’s multi-year partnership with Owl & Panther, a Tucson expressive arts program for refugee survivors of torture and trauma. Marge is a writer, educator, and activist, and for 20 years facilitated programming for Owl & Panther, which originally grew out of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1990s... Read more

Baro Represents SoA at Phoenix Global Leadership Lunch

Associate Professor Mamadou Baro represented the School of Anthropology as part of the University of Arizona delegation to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Luncheon this past Wednesday, May 22. This Coalition is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs, national security, and foreign policy experts trying to build... Read more

Pleshet Extends BARA’s Reach to Australia

During the months of April and May, Dr. Noah Pleshet, BARA Research Scientist, undertook fieldwork and scoping consultations about a new research project idea in central Australia, focused on applied outcomes of research on road infrastructure and cultural landscapes. Though in early project planning and permissions stages, Dr. Pleshet will aim to develop the project with a range of potential partners including tribal governments, agencies, and private sector logistics and... Read more

In the Media, 5/31/2019

Two from AZCCC in the News

Arizona Canine Cognition Center researchers appeared in the news a couple of times early this month. On May 1, Ph.D. student Gitanjali Gnanadesikan provided outside commentary on a PLoS One article in the Nova news... Read more