Becky Schulthies Receives ACLS Fellowship

Our congratulations go out to Becky Schulthies (Linguistic Anthropology PhD, Dec 2009 and one of Norma Mendoza-Denton's students) who was selected for a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship.
These are very competitive fellowships that are awarded to only 50 recent Ph.D. in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

This is a new initiative developed by ACLS to address the serious employment challenges faced by many of today's new Ph.D.s... Read more

Tree-Ring Lab Is Unlocking the Past

KNXV-TV | Since the UA Tree-Ring Lab had its original breakthrough dating ancient ruins in the Southwest, its scientists have studied tree rings to find clues about climate, archaeology and the history of civilizations affected by climate. Read more >

Invited Panelist Drexel Woodson Speaks Out on Poverty

Drexel G. Woodson was one of five invited speakers at “Risk, Suffering, and Response: The Earthquake Crisis in Haiti 2010,” a panel organized by George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs on 25 January 2010 in Washington, DC.  Woodson’s remarks “Shaky Ground(s):  Will the Earthquake Prompt Haitians and Foreigners to Negotiate a Pact for Sustainable Reconstruction” sparked questions and lively debate among some 75 capital-area faculty, students, and journalists.... Read more

Lansing to Speak on Community Water Management in Bali

Professor Steve Lansing was invited to give a talk to the Environmental Breakfast Club, a diverse grouping of faculty from various departments, programs and colleges on the campus, who meet monthly at Arizona Law to discuss works in progress on the environment and natural resources. The wide range of topics include Groundwater Declines, Climate Change and Approaches to Adaptation; Forest fires and climate, policy, etc.; and Zooarchaeology and Environmental Conservation (given by Barnet Pavao... Read more

Smoking, Drinking Among College Students a 'Packaged Deal'

 In social settings, college students tend to smoke and drink in tandem, according to research led by two UA anthropologists involved with the Tobacco Etiology Research Network. Mimi Nichter and Mark Nichter published a new article detailing a range of findings emphasizing the need for innovative and strategic interventions.

Read more about it here in the UA News >

Ballenger with Holliday Edit Issue of Archaeology Southwest

Along with Vance Holliday, Jesse Ballenger organized and edited an issue of Archaeology Southwest (volume 23, number 3, Summer 2009) (a quarterly publication of the Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson, AZ) dealing with “Paleoindians in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.”  It includes articles by UA students and alumni including Edmund Gaines, Guadalupe Sanchez, William Reitze, Bruce... Read more

Orvieto Study Abroad Program

The Orvieto Study Abroad Program has become the largest study abroad program at the UA and recently Regents’ Professor David Soren received $13,500 in donations from the public in support of this program. Soren seeks interested faculty from Anthropology to participate in the Italy Study Abroad Program and those who would like to teach in Italy during the year or in the summertime should contact Soren at as soon as possible... Read more

Emma Blake Receives Travel Fellowship

The Vice President for Research, Leslie Tolbert, recently notified Assistant Professor Emma Blake that she was awarded one of the two $5,000 George H. Davis Travel Fellowships for 2010. VPR Tolbert offered her hearty congratulations for standing out in a group of sixteen excellent applicants representing a wide spread of disciplines.

The University of Arizona Foundation established the George H. Davis Travel Fellowship in honor of George H. Davis, Executive Vice... Read more

In remembrance of Dwight Riggs

A year ago I sent an email broadcast announcing that Old Pueblo Archaeology Center member Dwight Riggs had recently disappeared. It was known that Dwight liked to hike into the mountains behind his house northeast of Tucson, but after he went missing Pima County Search and Rescue had covered a 12 mile grid around his home looking for him, with no luck. I regret to report that Dwight’s skeletal remains were found this past week near the Agua Caliente Park in northeastern Pima County.

... Read more

Apply to the New M.A. Program; Deadline is March 1, 2010

The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona offers a Master’s Degree with a track in Applied Archaeology. Applied Archaeology is an emerging field of study within Anthropology that creates and uses knowledge in the context of application. These applications include collecting information about archaeological sites for use in cultural resources management, recovering archaeological data from threatened sites to mitigate the adverse effects of land modifying projects, managing... Read more