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Edward Chong & Kaitlin Madsen Awarded LUROP Fellowships

Rising seniors Kait Madsen and Eddie Chong have recently been awarded Provost and Social Justice Research Fellowships, respectively.

Dr. Adams Invited to Speak in Kazakhstan

Dr. Kathleen Adams will deliver a lecture series on art and nation-building at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Anthropology Students at NCUR

Loyola Anthropology students and Provost Fellows Ashley Wahnschaff, Cydney Stein, and Juan Basadre recently participated in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Amick Speaking at Syrian Refugee Symposium April 7

Dr. Dan Amick will participate in the "Sanctuary and Sustenance: Syria and the Plight of Refugees" symposium, sponsored by Loyola's Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.

Aspen Sprague Presents at Foreign Affairs Conference

Anthropology and Political Science student Aspen Sprague will participate in the upcoming Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference.

Recent Graduates at Paleopathology Conference

Recent grads Thomas Jaskowiec, Michael Lee, and Sean Rajnic, along with Dr. Anne Grauer, will present collaborative research at the annual meeting of the Paleopathology Association.

Dr. Grauer and Students Assist Cook County Sheriff

Loyola students will assist Dr. Anne Grauer and the Cook County Sheriff's Police in searching for human remains this April.

Caitlin DeRango and Dr. Grauer Present at AAPA Meeting

Recent graduate Caitlin DeRango, Dr. Anne Grauer, and colleagues from NYU and Seton Hall will present at the upcoming AAPA meeting.

Dr. Calcagno is Invited Speaker at Notre Dame

Dr. James Calcagno is an invited speaker at the "Conference on Human Nature(s): Moving Us Forward", to be held at the University of Notre Dame in April.

Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz Edits "City & Society" Special Issue

Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has organized a special issue of the journal City and Society, entitled "We Are All Arizona: Heightened Immigration Enforcement and Community Responses in the United States."

Abbey Stone and Dr. Krueger Present at AAPA Conference

Abbey Stone and Dr. Kristin Krueger will present the results of a collaborative research project at the AAPA Annual Meeting in April.

Dr. Penglase Speaks at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management

Dr. Ben Penglase is speaking at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Managment as part of a series of lectures in Global Programs addressing Brazil's role in the global economy.

Alexandria Peterson Presents at LUC Research Symposium

Alexandria Peterson, Anthropology senior and Provost Fellow, will present original research at the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium on April 12.

Dr. Brophy to Participate in Rising Star Workshop in South Africa

Dr. Brophy will participate in the upcoming Rising Star Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, where she will document and compare the occlusal morphology and cuspal arrangement of the Rising Star hominid teeth.

Documented and Deportable Lecture by Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz will be the featured speaker in Loyola’s Peace and Social Justice Faculty Research Series on Wednesday, March 12, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the IES Conference Room.

Catherine Nichols Joins Anthropology Faculty

Loyola Anthropology welcomes a new faculty member this February. Catherine Nichols will initially be involved in the ongoing development of a new ethnographic museum to be housed in Mundelein Center.

Abbey Stone Accepted to Bioanthropology Field School

Anthropology major Abbey Stone has been accepted to participate in University College London's Astypalaia Bioanthropology Field School this summer in Astypalaia, Greece.

Dr. Kathleen Adams Returns from Visit to Philippines

Dr. Kathleen Adams has recently returned from spending two weeks in January as a Visiting Professor at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz Featured in Anthropology News

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz's research on immigration reform and inequality in the United States was recently featured in Anthropology News.

Archaeology Field School in May

Join us May 11-31, 2014, for Loyola’s 11th summer field school at LUREC, Loyola’s retreat and ecology campus in Woodstock, IL, about 60 miles from Chicago!

Talking Trash at Loyola's Waste Week

Did you know there's a landfill under our campus? Dr. Daniel Amick will share a history of Loyola through our garbage in a lecture during on Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m., in the Institute of Environmental Sustainibility, Room 124.

Dr. Penglase at Conference on Brazilian World Cup and Olympics

‌‌OnFebruary 12, Dr. Ben Penglase will be giving a talk entitled "Favelas and Futebol in the Brazilian Social Imaginary," at a conference at Georgia State University on Popular Reactions and Responses to the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil.

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz CURL Lecture on Immigration Politics

‌Loyola's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) will host a lecture by anthropologist Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz on Friday, February 7, from 10:30-12:00 in the CURL Library, Cuneo 417.

Chardin Meetings Spring 2014

The Chardin Society, Loyola's undergraduate Anthropology club, plans to hold meetings on the following dates: Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 Tuesday, April 15, 7:00

Anthropology has moved!

The Department of Anthropology has recently moved from Coffey Hall to BVM Tower, accessed through the new Institute of Environmental Sustainability.


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