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SoA Contributes Courses and Instructors to New Start

Elizabeth Eklund, with Charla Dain

For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Anthropology is participating in the University of Arizona’s New Start program. Now in its 50th summer, New Start is an intensive, six-week summer bridge program designed as a comprehensive introduction to the university that helps with the transition from high school to college. The program has proven that it boosts retention rate at the UA, with New Start Students continuing into their second... Read more

Tecot Research Suggests Androgens May Aid Lemur Infant Care

The latest research from Associate Professor Stacey Tecot examines hormone level fluctuations in male red-bellied lemurs that are caring for offspring. This UANews press release gives an overview of “Profiling caregivers: Hormonal variation underlying allomaternal care in wild red-bellied lemurs, ... Read more

In the News: Tecot Research Suggests Androgens May Aid Lemur Infant Care

The latest research from Associate Professor Stacey Tecot examines hormone level fluctuations in male red-bellied lemurs that are caring for offspring. This UANews press release gives an overview of “Profiling caregivers: Hormonal variation underlying allomaternal care in wild red-bellied lemurs, ... Read more

In the News: More on “Did Aztecs Obtain Turquoise from Arizona?”

Last week (6/15/2018) we told you about a recent Science Advances article by UA alumna Alyson Thibodeau (PhD 2012), her former dissertation advisors David Killick (Anthropology) and Joaquin Ruiz (Geosciences), and colleagues from the Museo Templo Mayor and CSU San Bernadino. The article reports that isotopic analyses of 15th-century turquoise from the Aztec Templo Mayor show... Read more

In the News: Sheridan on Climate Change and Urban Growth in the Star

Professor Thomas Sheridan is quoted in the June 7 Arizona Daily Star article “New kind of refugees—from coastal climate change—expected to migrate to Tucson.” Read it now.

Alumni News: Dungan Discusses “Chaco Conservatism” in Washington Post

Katherine Dungan (PhD Arizona 2015) is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. A June 1 Washington Post article, “Conservatism took hold here 1,000 years ago. Until the people fled,” looks at... Read more

Alumni News: In Memoriam: Harold Dibble, Ph.D. Arizona 1981

The School of Anthropology mourns the passing of alumnus Harold Dibble, who died on June 10, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. Dibble was Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to two of Dr. Dibble’s preferred causes;... Read more

Vásquez-León Chosen as UA ALI Fellow

Congratulations to Associate Professor Marcela Vásquez-León. Dr. Vásquez-León, who is Director of Center for Latin American Studies, has been named one of 26 fellows in the 2018–2019 University of Arizona Academic Leadership Institute. The yearlong professional development program begins in August and is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the Division of Human Resources. Read what Dr. Vásquez-León hopes to learn and find out more about the new ALI cohort... Read more

Recent Publications: Murray Publishes in Ethnohistory

Wendi Field Murray (PhD Arizona, 2017) is co-author of an article that was just published in the journal Ethnohistory. Written with Brad KuuNUx TeeRIt Kroupa, “Remembering Nishu: Spatiality and Belonging in the Missouri River Bottomlands” (Ethnohistory 65(2):215-246) explores the experience of the Arikara who lived at Nishu, North Dakota, until the building of the Garrison Dam. The article is one of the articles submitted as part of Dr. Murray’s dissertation... Read more

Alumni News: Crocker Contributes to SFA BorderLore

Alumna Rebecca Crocker (PhD Arizona, 2016), post-doctoral research specialist with Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, has been collaborating with the Southwest Folklife Alliance on the La Doce Barrio Foodways Project recently. She writes about her experience in the June 2018 SFA BorderLore Newsletter. Read “Thinking Like a Folklorist: Depth and... Read more

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