Marcela Vasquez-Leon in the News

The Western Hemisphere Institute for Student Leaders at the UA draws students from countries including Mexico, Paraguay and Peru. While at the UA, they gain leadership training and connect with others to help improve sustainability projects in their home communities. more >


E-Waste Policy is Complicated, Often Lax, Study Finds

Maya Abela and Jacob Campbell co-authored a newly published article that takes a serious look at the local and nationwide challenge of managing electronic waste. The two argue for stronger government regulation and more coordination among local entities. Read More >

Palaeoanthropology: Disputed Grounds

Professors Kuhn and Stiner are featured prominently in the following article on naturenews website.


New Bachelor of Science Degree Available

The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona is delighted to announce that we now offer a BS degree in Anthropology focusing on either the subdiscipline of Archaeology or the subdiscipline of Biological Science. Starting sometime after July 1st, students can start signing up for this new degree.  This is the first, and currently only, BS degree in Anthropology in the State of Arizona.  

The specific difference between this degree and the Anthropology BA... Read more

School Offering Web-Based Courses

The School of Anthropology will be offering several new web-based courses this summer. Here is your opportunity to learn about anthropology and complete your requirements anywhere in the world. To register click here. Be sure you change the term to Summer 1 or Summer 2 before starting the search.


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Graduating Senior in Arizona Daily Star

Our own Hallie Edmonds was profiled in the Arizona Daily Star. Click here to read the story and search for Hallie to jump down to her portion. Her favorite classes were with Professor Emeritus Stephen Zegura and Assistant Professor David Raichlen who she labeled as "an anthropology rock star."

Jenks Receives SRI Fellow Scholarship

Graduate student Kelly Jenks is named the recipient of the 2010 SRI Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship.  The $10,000 Research Scholarship is to provide academic opportunities through which the potential of historic preservation projects can be realized. Scholars use data from one or more completed historic preservation projects to pursue a substantive research topic that forms the basis of doctoral dissertation.... Read more

Green Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Linda Green who just received word that she was selected for a month long Resident Writing Fellowship at The Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska for Spring 2011. The Island Institute's Resident Fellowship provide opportunities for at least four writers to each spend a month in Sitka, Alaska, pursuing their own work and getting to know this unique island community in the forested coastal mountains of Southeast Alaska.

Residents' time is largely their... Read more

Raskin Receives NSF

Congratulations to Sarah Raskin who was awarded a doctoral dissertation research improvement from NSF ; under the direction of Susan Shaw. Sarah will receive $19,981 to conduct her research project.
Title: An Ethnographic Investigation of Material Implications of Oral Health and Health Care in Central Appalachia
Abstract: Doctoral student Sarah Raskin (University of Arizona), supervised by Dr. Susan Shaw, will investigate material and symbolic aspects of the... Read more

Sardier Receives Wenner Gren

Congratulations to Marie Sardier for receiving support from Wenner Gren for her proposal. She was awarded $15,000.  Following are the ‘draft’ title and abstract.
Title: Inequality, Violence and Islam in the Somali areas of Kenya
Abstract: This study focuses on the outcomes and root causes of inequality and violence in a pastoralist community in Kenya. In the marginalized and marginal North Eastern Province (NEP) and Eastleigh area of Nairobi, ethnic Somalis live... Read more