Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona's Cuneiform Collection

Throughout the fall, Special Collections at the University Libraries will host a new exhibit and lecture series examining the origins of early writing and literacy. Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona's Cuneiform Collection, on display from Sept. 14 - Dec. 8, 2009, is an archaeological exhibit showcasing the Arizona State Museum's extraordinary holdings in Near Eastern antiquities.

Curated by Beth Alpert Nakhai, professor of Judaic Studies at the Arizona Center for Judaic... Read more

School of Anthropology Welcomes New Graduate Students

The new School of Anthropology is happy to welcome thirteen new graduate students to the University of Arizona. Following is a small introduction for each person.

Lewis Borck:
Lewis comes to us with a BA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.  His first year advisor is Dr. Barbara Mills and he is focusing his studies on Archaeology, particularly southwest lands, cultures and societies.  He is interested in the intersection of trade and small scale violence.... Read more

The Hopi View of Spanish Contact

Most of what is known about the first contacts between Spanish explorers and Hopi Indians has come from written records of the Spanish military, missionaries and settlers. Researchers led by UA anthropologist Thomas Sheridan have been documenting the complex oral traditions maintained for centuries by Hopis, and finding a much different point of view of these encounters.

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Nieves Zedeno Receives Two-Year NSF Award

Congratulations to Dr. Zedeño for receiving a two-year grant from NSF to study "The Complex Organization of Communal Bison Hunting: Revisiting the Late Prehistory of the Northern Plains". She was awarded $193,699 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

With this support, Dr. Zedeño, a team of colleagues and Blackfeet collaborators will conduct two seasons of archaeological fieldwork on the US northwestern Plains. Together they will examine... Read more

Alumna Now a Faculty Fellow

Colette Marie Sims (PhD, 2006) was select as a Faculty Fellow. Her poster is attached.

Initiated in 1984, Faculty Fellows creates an increased connection between faculty and students by supporting meaningful interactions in a non-classroom setting, leading to a smooth transition from high school to university, more effective decision making, an ever-deepening love of learning and, ultimately, graduation from the University.

Fellows are nominated for service by faculty... Read more

New Graduate Student Receives Javits Fellowship

Please congratulate Jessica MacLellan for being selected as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. She will have a four-year fellowship/stipend from the US Department of Education, starting in the fall.

This is indeed a great honor as the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in... Read more

Student Showcase 09/02/2009

Lecture Series

4:00 pm
September 2, 2009

Haury 216

Student Showcase
School of Anthropology
University of Arizona

Podium Presenters
Adam Foster “Muscle force production during bent-knee, bent-hip walking in humans”

Karin Friederic “Women’s Rights and Intimate Partner violence in Coastal Ecuador: Exploring historical and local dimensions of human rights... Read more

Jacob Campbell Receives Award

Jacob Campbell, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Anthropology, recently received an award on a paper he co-authored with a law student, Maya Abela. The paper was selected as the winner of the 2009 Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy, administered by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.  There was a cash prize, and the paper will be published later this fall as part of the Udall Center's Environmental Policy Working Paper Series.

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Annika Ericksen Receives Travel Grant

Annika Ericksen, Ph.D. Candidate, was awarded a $500 travel grant by the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University.  The grant will allow her to spend a few days doing research in the East Asian Studies Library. She was also asked to give a lecture for the center's "Mongolia Day", October 20th.

Mark Nichter Delivered Two Keynote Talks

Mark Nichter, Regents' Professor in Anthropology, was a keynote speaker two times this summer in Europe. He delivered the opening address at the sixth Nordic Conference In Medical Anthropology at the University of Gothenburg and Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden entitled "Toward an Anthropology of Trust in an Age of Risk and Uncertainty."

He delivered the Dieter Conrad Lecture at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, entitled "Hybrid Medicine for Hybrid... Read more