Haynes and Holliday Take on Comet Controversy


Regents’ Professor Emeritus Vance Haynes and Professor Vance Holliday both appear in the latest issue of American Archaeology (magazine of the Archaeological Conservancy) as part of a cover story on the debate over the "Clovis Impact Hypothesis."  This is a controversial idea that some... Read more

Michael Schiffer Update

Michael Brian Schiffer just completed his fellowship at the Dibner Library, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he has been studying 19th century steamship technology.  "Four books on electrical technology is enough," he remarked.  "It's time for new technologies and new challenges."  Meanwhile, his most recent book, Studying Technological Change:  A Behavioral Approach, has been accepted by the University of Utah Press, where it will... Read more

Panel Discusses Immigration and Border Laws

Along with a panel of experts in education, public policy and history, Anthropology Professor Thomas Sheridan came together Monday to discuss recent actions by the state Legislature dealing with border security and immigration. The event, "Arizona at the Crossroads 2010," drew a large crowd to the Student Union Memorial Center's Gallagher Theater. It was held as part of the speaker series "Who Draws the Line? Social Justice Perspectives on Immigration," which is coordinated... Read more

Sheridan Participates in Cultural Issues Discussion

Professor Thomas Sheridan and Research Anthropologist at the Southwest Center will participate today (Monday, 9/27/10) in a Public Immigration, Cultural Issues Discussion held by the UA. UA President Robert N. Shelton will join distinguished faculty expert panel on campus to discuss the current and potential impacts of Arizona's recent laws and initiatives on immigration and cultural issues.

The panel of UA experts will discuss the Arizona laws’ potential impact on... Read more

Austin to Speak at School Lecture Series

Dr. Diane Austin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Research Anthropologist (BARA), is scheduled to speak at this week’s School of Anthropology Lecture Series to be held Wednesday, September 29th, at 4:00 PM in Haury 216. She focuses on the timely subject: the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Lecture Series flier can be found here and her title and abstract... Read more

Kim Kelly Receives NIH Grant

Ph.D. Candidate Kim Kelly received a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 pre-doctoral training grant through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) program and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Kim will use the award to look at the theoretical foundations and quantitative and qualitative approaches to study design, outcomes, and analysis used in complementary and... Read more

Anita Carrasco Article Accepted

Anita Carrasco, Ph.D. candidate, was notified last week that she will be published in November in the peer-reviewed journal Mountain Research and Development. Her revised manuscript entitled "A sacred Mountain and the arts of "Impression Management": Analyzing a mining company's encounter with indigenous communities in Atacama, Chile." (ms MRD-JOURNAL-D-09-00065R4) has now been assessed by the editors. Your revisions have proved adequate. I am pleased to tell you... Read more

Stiner in London This Semester

Professor Mary C. Stiner was awarded a visiting professorship to the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London. The professorship is funded by the Leverhulme Trust of Great Britain, an organization devoted to furthering scientific research and education. In addition to interacting with students and faculty at UCL, Professor Stiner will present a series of prestigious lectures in London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Kuhn Spends Fall Semester at Cologne

In 2009 Professor Steven Kuhn received a Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).  According to the Foundation’s website, “The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.” Professor Kuhn will be completing his... Read more

Southern Paiute Cultural Resources and the Lake Powell Pipeline Project

For the past two years Richard Stoffle has worked with the Kaibab Paiute Tribe, the San Juan Paiute Tribe, and the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to represent their cultural concerns regarding impacts from the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project. This community collaboration was made at the requests of the three tribal governments and involved helping the tribal governments better understand the potential cultural impacts and what these mean for Southern Paiute culture.... Read more