Kate Goldade Wins Best Published Paper

Congratulations to Kate Goldade who won the 2009 Society for Medical Anthropology - Drug and Alcohol  special Interest group  award for best published paper in 2008-2009

It was presented at the AAA meetings in Philadelphia, December 2009

Published in:
Volume 35 Issue 3, Pages 230 - 240, 2008
K Goldade, M Nichter, M Nichter, S Adrian, L Tesler, M Muramoto

Breastfeeding and Smoking among Low-Income Women: Results of a Longitudinal... Read more

Early Human Hunters Shared Meat Informally

UA anthropologist Mary C. Stiner has discovered that humans living at a Paleolithic cave site in central Israel hunted big game as early as 400,000 years ago. But they differed from later stone-age hunters at Qesem Cave in how they shared meat among themselves.

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New UA School of Anthropology Offers Enhanced Opportunities for Students

The formation of a new School of Anthropology will provide UA students new opportunities in applied anthropology, in anthropological and classical archaeology and new academic programs.  Transformation from a department into a school strengthens UA anthropology, already ranked among the nation's top five such programs.

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Holliday, Hayes, and Surovell Published by NAS

Vance Holliday, Vance Haynes, Todd Surovell (UA Anthro PhD, 2003) and a cast of thousands published "Absence of geochemical evidence for an impact event at the Bølling–Allerød/Younger Dryas transition" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 106, p. 21505-21510.

John W. Olsen Receives Faculty Fundraising Award

John W. Olsen has helped secure more than $18 million in funding for the UA's School of Anthropology in the past five years.

The University of Arizona Foundation has honored Regents' Professor Olsen with the second annual Eugene G. Sander Endowed Faculty Fundraising Award.

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A-led Study Grapples with Health Effects of Low-intensity Warfare

A study by UA anthropologist Ivy Pike and her colleagues sets up a framework for measuring nutrition and health in a part of Africa long prone to violence.

For nearly two decades, Ivy Pike, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, has been studying ethnic groups in rural northern Kenya to understand how violence shapes the health of those eking out a living there.

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Anthropology Students Receive Magellan Circle Awards

Congratulations to three of our undergraduate students who were named as Magellan Circle Scholars: Danielle Gartner, Laura Ek and Magda Mankel. Magda is the only first year student to receive the award this year all other students were sophomores, juniors, or seniors. 

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UA School of Anthropology Well Represented at AAA

This year the UA School of Anthropology was well represented at the annual AAA meetings held in Philadelphia. There were 21 students, eight core faculty, and four affiliated faculty presenting this year.

Jane Hill received the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, formerly the Distinguished Service Award, was established in 1976. This award is presented annually by the Association to its members whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievements that have... Read more

Stealth Health Project to Reduce Prevalence of Pediatric Obesity

Want your kids to exercise more and like it? As TV commercials say, “There’s an app for that.” Or there will be soon.

In a three-year study at the University of Arizona, dozens of UA students, faculty and staff, high school students and community organizations are developing a multidisciplinary project to encourage physical activity and positive nutritional habits among young people, ages 12-18.

The study is called “Stealth Health,” and investigators are hoping it will be a... Read more

AF Congratulates John Olsen in Wildcat

In the December 9th issue of  The Arizona Daily Wildcat the University of Arizona Foundation congratulates John Olsen on the Fundraising Award he recently received.

View the notice here.