Sociology and anthropology major Colleen McCaffrey reflects on her Loyola experience: "At Loyola, I've always been encouraged to constantly seek out new challenges and to always push the boundaries of what I think I know."
What’s underneath this grass on Halas Quad, may surprise you: old garbage. Extending across this part of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus is a landfill that contains about 60 tons of trash. Hundreds of artifacts exposed during construction projects have been collected and studied by Anthropology professor Dr. Daniel Amick.
Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is an organizer for a panel that will seek answers to this question. The event is scheduled for March 25, 2015, with speakers including Roberto Gonzales, Aurora Chang, José Ángel N., and Rigo Padilla.
Kathleen Adams spoke on “Toraja Families, Funerals and Facebook: Re-Imag(in)ing an Indonesian ‘house-based society’ in transnational times” at Northern Illinois University’s lecture series on Southeast Asia.
Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.
Kathleen Adams has recently published a new book chapter, titled "Heritage, Memorialisation, and Identity Dialogues on the National Stage in Indonesia." It appears in the volume Writing Material Culture History.
Jim Calcagno's article "What Makes Us Human? Answers from Evolutionary Anthropology" (co-authored with Dr. Agustin Fuentes) is also the second highest of 81 anthropology journals by the ISI Journal Citation Reports.