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Upcoming Talk: Rosenbaum to Speak at NYU Series

Grad student Rachel Rosenbaum will speak as one of seven panelists in a New York University event called “Digital Forays: Lightning Talks from Junior Scholars.” Her talk is titled “Regenerate Hub: Building cross-sector connectivity between crises and collaboration.” Learn more about the April 29 event at ... Read more

In the Media: Research on Methods for Dating Petroglyphs

Kirk Astroth (M.A. 2020) was recently the featured scholar on The Rock Art Podcast, where he spoke about his master’s research about measuring varnish on petroglyphs as a proxy for antiquity. Listen at ... Read more

Raising Scholarship Money in Honor of Eric Henderson ('85)

An Arizona Gives fundraising campaign established in honor of the late Dr. Eric Henderson (Ph.D. UArizona 1985) has exceeded its stated goal by more than half. The “Taking Flight in Memory of Dr. Eric B. Henderson“ fundraiser set out to raise $10,000 for the endowed Taking Flight Scholarship at Northland Pioneer College in . As of Thursday, April 15, 2021, $17,... Read more

Recent Publications: Horschler and MacLean Publish in Cognition

Ph.D. candidate Daniel Horschler (left) and Assistant Professor Evan MacLean (right) recently published an article in Cognition about how non-human primates understand others’ states of knowledge. The full-text of “How do non-human primates represent others’ awareness of where objects are hidden?” is available here. (Anthro News Digest date: 04... Read more

Recent Publications: Horschler Is Co-Author on Swimming Macaques Article in Behaviour

Ph.D. candidate Daniel Horschler is a co-author on a recently published article in Behaviour about how aquatic play among juvenile monkeys may inform questions about social-cognitive development and the evolution of play behavior. Read the full-text of “... Read more

Recent Publications: Carney Volume Out in May

The latest book from Assistant Professor Megan CarneyIsland of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean (University of California Press, 2021), is scheduled for release on May 25, 2021. Drawn from Dr. Carney’s research in Sicily between... Read more

Spring 2021 SBSRI Awards Announced

The Social and Behavioral Science Research Institute in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has released the list of Summer 2021 awardees. Congratulations to Ziya Kaya, who is an SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Research Award Awardee; Sarah Renkert and Kayla Worthy, who received SBSRI Dissertation Research Grants; and Assistant Research Professor François B. Lanoë (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017), who was awarded a Faculty Small Grant!... Read more

Summer 2021 SBSRI Fellowships Announced

Congratulations also to School of Anthropology doctoral candidates, Rachel RosenbaumAlena Wigodner, and Jin Li! They are the recipients of the SBSRI Summer Fellowships for Dissertation Completion. Rachel and Alena’s dissertation titles and abstracts appear listed below; Jin’s is currently unavailable.

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Nichter, Health Advisory Team Receive UA Team Award

The members of the University of Arizona COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Team have received the UArizona Team Award for Excellence. Many of the team members are MEZCOPH faculty. Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was the lone health social scientist on the team, bridging the fields of medical anthropology and public health. The remarkable coordination and execution of the University’s reentry goals this past year would not have been possible without the dedication and... Read more

Recent Publicatons: Adams Co-Edits Ash Deposition Volume; SoA Alumni Are Contributors

Retired Professor E. Charles Adams is co-editor, with Barbara J. Roth, of a new volume from Berghahn titled Agent of Change: The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past. Ash is an important and yet understudied aspect of ritual deposition in the archaeological record of North America. Ash has been found in a wide... Read more