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:
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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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Recent Publications: New Volume on the Creation of Communities

A new volume has just come out with the University of Arizona Press on community creation entitled Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California, edited by Kathleen Hull (UC Merced) and John Douglass (SoA and Statistical Research, Inc.). This volume incorporates work from numerous scholars who study colonial California to understand how communities were... Read more

Recent Publications: Alvarez and Nabhan Write about “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez and Gary Nabhan (Research Social Scientist, Southwest Studies Center) have published a conversation in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education. Read “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge: Citizen Scientists and... Read more

In the Media: Recent Science Advances Article Fares Well in World Media

A few weeks ago we announced a new article in Science Advances by Professor Vance Holliday, Regents’ Professor Emeritus Vance Haynes, Josh Reuther (PhD Arizona, 2013), Shane Miller (PhD Arizona, 2014), Todd Surovell (PhD Arizona, 2003), “and a cast of dozens.” The article, “... Read more

Vásquez-León, CLAS Receive Department of Education Grant

The Center for Latin American Studies has received $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. This four-year grant will allow CLAS to support international research, public programming, and training initiatives in collaboration with their more than 140 affiliated faculty across the UA campus and Latin America experts across the world. The Center was named a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) and awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)... Read more