Anthropology Students Receive Magellan Circle Awards

Congratulations to three of our undergraduate students who were named as Magellan Circle Scholars: Danielle Gartner, Laura Ek and Magda Mankel. Magda is the only first year student to receive the award this year all other students were sophomores, juniors, or seniors. 

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UA School of Anthropology Well Represented at AAA

This year the UA School of Anthropology was well represented at the annual AAA meetings held in Philadelphia. There were 21 students, eight core faculty, and four affiliated faculty presenting this year.

Jane Hill received the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology, formerly the Distinguished Service Award, was established in 1976. This award is presented annually by the Association to its members whose careers demonstrate extraordinary achievements that have... Read more

Stealth Health Project to Reduce Prevalence of Pediatric Obesity

Want your kids to exercise more and like it? As TV commercials say, “There’s an app for that.” Or there will be soon.

In a three-year study at the University of Arizona, dozens of UA students, faculty and staff, high school students and community organizations are developing a multidisciplinary project to encourage physical activity and positive nutritional habits among young people, ages 12-18.

The study is called “Stealth Health,” and investigators are hoping it will be a... Read more

AF Congratulates John Olsen in Wildcat

In the December 9th issue of  The Arizona Daily Wildcat the University of Arizona Foundation congratulates John Olsen on the Fundraising Award he recently received.

View the notice here.

Undergraduate Receives Scholarship

Congratulations to Tomoka Miyamoto who was selected by The Office of International Student Programs and Services (ISPS) to receive the Hannah Scholarship in the amount of $550. Every few years, this scholarship is awarded to an international student from Japan who demonstrates consistent excellence in studies for an extended period of time at The University of Arizona. In addition to academic achievement, selection for this award is based on the diversity of student's backgrounds and... Read more

President Shelton Mentions Linda Green's Research

In his State of the University Address, President Shelton mentions Linda Green's NSF supported research in the reintegration of Native Yup'ik Soldiers/Veterans back into their rural communities. Dr. Green's research explores the potential and multiple risks of suicide for Native (Yup'ik) Alaskan soldiers and veterans returning from the Middle East war theatre as they reintegrate into their rural isolated communities located in the Yukon
- Kuskokwim Delta of southwest Alaska.

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Aldenderfer Member of Research Team to the Himalayas

Professor Mark Aldenderfer was a member of a Research Team to the Himalayas. The National Geographic Special production premiered on PBS on Wednesday, November 18th about a team of internationally renowned climbers, explorers, and anthropologists who were given special permission to access previously off-limit sacred caves in the remote Kingdom of Mustang which is located in a hidden corner of the Himalayas. The previous year the team discovered a rare library of ancient Tibetan texts... Read more

Sam Duwe Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Sam Duwe who was just selected by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to receive the Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship. This Fellowship was established in recognition of the lifelong achievements of Florence and the late Robert Lister, noted archaeologists, dedicated educators, and friends and supporters of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist graduate students who show promise of making a significant... Read more

Vance Holliday on Radio

Following is an audio clip of Vance Holliday being interview by Boyd Matson of National Geographic Weekend. The segment is about Holliday's work in Mexico funded in part by National Geographic. He talks about the discovery he and his team made of a young, two-tusk Gomphothere. In the archaeological site, Holliday and his team found stone tools and points with the Gomphothere's remains.

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Sheridan and Seibert Receive Grant

Congratulations to Tom Sheridan and David Seibert who just received a three-year, $150,000 grant on behalf of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization of ranchers in the Altar Valley southwest of Tucson, from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  The funds for the Altar Valley Fire Management for Grassland Restoration Project will be used to plan and coordinate five prescribed burns under the Altar Valley Fire Management Plan.  Recently approved by... Read more