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Archaeology Café to Feature Watson

Associate Professor James Watson will speak at the first Archaeology Café of the 2018–2019 season. Dr. Watson’ October 2 talk is titled “Blood Flowed like Water: Violence among the Sonoran Desert’s Earliest Irrigation Communities.” Archaeology Southwest presents its Archaeology Café series at Tucson’s Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard, and in Phoenix at Changing Hands Bookstore. The Tucson events begin at 5:30; attendees may purchase food and refreshments from The Loft... Read more

Sheridan Part of INAH Panel

Earlier this week Professor Tom Sheridan participated in Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia’s 45th annual conference, Mesa sobre Antropología e Historia en el Desierto. This year’s meeting took place in Hermosillo, Sonora, on September 20. View the event flyer here.

HungerWalk 2018

This past Saturday, September 15th, a group from the School of Anthropology and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) participated in the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Annual HungerWalk. The purpose of this event is to fundraise and strive towards building a healthy and hunger-free community in southern... Read more

Recent Publications: Affiliate Elson Writes about Archaeological Volcanology

Mark Elson (Associate Adjunct Professor) and volcanologist Michael Ort (Northern Arizona University) have defined the relatively new field of “Archaeological Volcanology” in The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, published by Wiley and Blackwell Press for the SAA Society for Archaeological Sciences. The volume and article can be accessed here.

Recent Publications: SoA Faculty, Alumni Contribute to International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

The 2018 edition of The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology has just been released. Access abstracts of the following entries by Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter:
•    Global health
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Alumni News: Ventres Named Distinguished Chair

William Ventres, MD (MA Medical Anthropology, 1991) has recently been named the Ben Saltzman Distinguished Chair in Rural Family Medicine at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. Dr. Ventres works on health disparity in both the United States and Latin America. See a photo of Dr. Ventres’ investiture and read more about him... Read more

Chilean Science and Technology Grant for Ugalde

Graduate student Paula Ugalde has been awarded the Beca Chile para Doctorado en el Extranjero (Chile’s Grant for doctoral studies abroad), from the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (National Committee for Scientific and Technological Research, Chile). This grant will fund two years of Paula’s PhD program. Her research is focused on understanding the colonization and settlement of the earliest inhabitants of the Atacama Desert in northern... Read more

Another Great Engagement Forum!

On Tuesday night, September 11, the School of Anthropology presented its 5th Annual Undergraduate Engagement Forum on Field Schools, Internships, and Study Abroad. The forum included presentations from students studying Anthropology last Spring and Summer in locations around the world including New Zealand, Germany, Jordan, Sicily, among other places.

This forum is presented annually to keep School members abreast of what our undergraduate students are learning, to allow School... Read more

SERI and BARA Receive Energy Globe Award

Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI), in partnership with the University of Arizona Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), was selected to receive the 2018 Energy Globe Award for its water harvesting loan program. Due to concerns that Tucson Water’s rainwater harvesting rebate program was using funds collected from all water users to subsidize residents in higher income neighborhoods who could purchase systems and apply for the rebates, SERI and BARA gathered data... Read more

Tucson Meet Yourself Seeks Volunteers

Tucson Meet Yourself needs you! The festival cannot happen without the hundreds of volunteers who sign up to help over the three days of celebration. It’s not hard work, but it is rewarding. Volunteers will learn about the many cultures that make up Tucson. They will support vendors and performers, get to see the amazingly diverse audiences that come to enjoy the festival, and help to make an amazing event possible.

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