Upcoming Events, 10/6/2017 Edition

•    October 10, 1:00 p.m.: Dissertation Defense: Gabriella Soto, “The Border Enforcement “Funnel Effect”: A Material Culture Approach to Border Security on the Arizona-Sonora Border, 2000-Present.” Arizona State Museum, Room 309. More Information
•    October 12, 2:00 p.m.: SoA Lecture Series presents Dr. Terry Hunt, UA Honors College Dean, “The ‘... Read more

Mabry Joins SBS Dean’s Office

Jonathan Mabry (M.A. Arizona, 1985; Ph.D. Arizona, 1992), will join the SBS Dean’s Office on October 9, 2017 as Director of Community Engagement (formerly Outreach), replacing Lydia Breunig in the role. Dr. Mabry is currently the City of Tucson’s Historic Preservation Officer and City Archaeologist. He brings a wealth of cross-sector experience from the community to the college. Dr. Mabry was one of the chief architects behind Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City... Read more

Carney Receives Virchow Award

The Society for Medical Anthropology’s special interest group “Critical Anthropology for Global Health” (CAGH) awarded the Rudolf Virchow Award, Professional Category, for 2017 to Assistant Professor Megan Carney for her paper published in Social Science and Medicine, ““Sharing One's Destiny”: Effects of austerity on migrant health... Read more

Sheridan Participates in Binational Workshop

Research Anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology Tom Sheridan participated in the Taller de planeacion e interpretacion tematica de la Ruta de Juan Bautista de Anza, a three-day workshop (September 27–29) in Hermosillo, San Miguel de Horcasitas, and Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, co-sponsored by the Instituto... Read more

SoA in the News: Hormones and Aggressive Dogs

New research from the Arizona Canine Cognition Center led by Assistant Professor Evan McLean explores the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in canine behavior. The research is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology and posits that vasopressin, which has been linked to... Read more

Recent Publications: Crocker in Anthropology News

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has published a commentary in Anthropology News in collaboration with the Todo Tucson City ID Campaign arguing that a lack of valid US identification poses both direct and indirect health threats in the undocumented immigrant community in Tucson. The article provides historical background to the municipal ID movement in the US, which has spread in response to the lack of federal movement on comprehensive immigration reform. The authors... Read more

Recent Publications: Evidence for Ancient Tooth Filing in Sonora

An edited volume published this month by the University of Florida Press highlights practices of tooth modification among ancient populations around the world. A chapter authored by Associate Professor of Anthropology and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology, James Watson and Cristina Garcia M. (Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia), documents evidence of tooth filing and intentional removal of teeth (referred to as “ablation”) in burials from an ancient cemetery... Read more

Alumni News: Perry to Head Crow Canyon

Congratulations to Elizabeth (Liz) Perry (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004), who has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, effective on January 1, 2018. Dr. Perry is currently a member of Crow Canyon’s Board of Trustees and will replace Deborah Gangloff, Ph.D., who retires on October 31. Learn more in this announcement from Crow Canyon... Read more

SoA Presents Panel Discussion

As part of its weekly Lecture Series, the School of Anthropology announces a Panel Discussion at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Bio Sciences West, Room 208 (please note the room change!).Titled “Faculty, Student, and Staff Interactions and Communication: Our Responsibilities Both On and Off Campus,” this interactive session will be a discussion of interactions and communication among faculty, students, and staff. We will cover what to do in the event of emergencies or other... Read more

Upcoming Events, 9/26/2017 Edition

•    October 3, 5:30 p.m.: Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café: Dr. James Vint, “4,000 Years Ago: Early Agriculture in the Tucson Basin.” The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard. More information
•    October 5, 2:00 p.m.: SoA Lecture Series presents a Panel Discussion, “Faculty, Student, and Staff Interactions and... Read more