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Fumie Iizuka Receives Sigma Xi Funding

Riecker Professor Michael Brian Schiffer was recently notified that the Sigma Xi Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research has approved funding in the amount of $560 for the research grant proposal submitted by Fumie Iizuka.

The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding. Some applicants receive an award less than the requested value. The... Read more

New Voices in Anthropology: The Society of Linguistic Anthropology’s Graduate Student Essay Contest

Graduate student Antonio Jose B da Silva (Tom-Zé) was chosen a runner-up of the 2011 SLA graduate student essay contest. The committee was unanimous in their enthusiasm for his paper, and found it well-written, theoretically innovative and data-driven. The writers of the top 4 papers were invited to participate in a roundtable at the AAAs with discussants Miyako Inoue and Bill Hanks.

Roundtable Presenters:  William Hanks (University of Austin), Rebecca Pardo (... Read more

Karl Hoerig Receives Adjunct Position

Karl Hoerig (PhD 2000 Arizona) recently received the affiliation as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Anthropology. He is Director of the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Nohwike’ Bágowa Museum and Executive Director Pro Tem for the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation, Inc., at Fort Apache, Arizona.  He has led numerous research and exhibition projects at the museum, and is an advocate for tribal museums nationwide.  He is particularly interested in the processes of... Read more

Susan Shaw Receives LGBT Grant

Congratulations to Susan Shaw who was one of several UA faculty members to receive a grant from the UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to expand or develop curricula that incorporate teachings on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Assistant Professor Shaw is working to develop syllabi for a graduate seminar and an undergraduate course on "... Read more

Graduate College Access Grants

The School of Anthropology received seven Graduate College Access Fellowships.   These are a one year fellowship for the 2011-2012 year worth $10,000. 

Congratulations to:

  • Fanya Becks
  • Linh Dao
  • Jessica Pouchet
  • Marina Santiago
  • Gabriella Soto
  • Jonathan Weiland
  • Landon Yarrington

The UA... Read more

The Arizona Paleoindian Point Survey

Volunteers from the Archaeology Southwest, School of Anthropology (UA), Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, Arizona Site Stewards Program, Westland Resources, and Statistical Research, Inc. launched Arizona's first systematic survey for Paleoindian-age projectile points. Survey forms were mailed to more than 100 land managers, museums, colleges, consultants, and avocational societies across the state. Important additional details about the purpose and scope of the project can be... Read more

Inomata and Triadan New York Times Blog

The New York Times | Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, professors in the UA School of Anthropology, are currently excavating the Maya site of Ceibal, located in Guatemala. They chronicled their experience and the progress of their fieldwork in an online journal.


Following are all links in chronological order of publication date (in parentheses).

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Bake Sale Successfully Aids Uninsured Cancer Patients

The Undergraduate Anthropology Club and doctoral candidate Julie Armin  recently organized a bake sale to benefit uninsured cancer patients in Tucson. The idea came from Julie who is conducting research on medical care for the underserved in Arizona.

Thanks to contributions from AGUA and the Anthropology Department, the bake sale raised $500 in two days. The two patients who received the proceeds are both undergoing treatment for cancer and will use... Read more

A Comedic Approach to Anthro Research

As reported in the last News Digest – Vance Holliday and doctoral student Joshua Reuther  were part of a University of Alaska team that uncovered a structure dating back more than 11,000 years and reported in the current issue of the journal Science. This discovery was noted in Science, ... Read more

Revitalizing Museums as Centers of Ethnographic Research

UANews | At a Smithsonian summer program, veteran UA anthropologist Nancy Parezo, Professor of Anthropology, Professor (AIS), and Curator, Ethnology (ASM), guides graduate students through the little-used and often daunting territory of museum collections. More Information