National Award for OAR

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation: The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research, in partnership with several federal and state agencies and Indian tribes, received a national award for efforts in saving a set of centuries-old Native American petroglyphs, pictographs and historic signatures in Alabama. https://www.ua.edu/news/2016/12/uas-oar-among-honorees-for-restoration-work-on-painted-bluff Congratulations to Matt […]

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Three Students Win Prizes for Conference Presentations

Wonderful news regarding our Anthropology graduate students. Nikki Henderson won the H. Russell Bernard Student Paper Prize from the Society for Anthropological Sciences for her paper, “Medical Disease or Moral Defect? Exploring the Cultural Model of Addiction Causality,” which she delivered at the AAA meetings in Minneapolis. Avery McNeece won a Student Travel Award from […]

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Dr. Milady Murphy Endowed Scholarship in the Anthropology of Health and Wellness

Dr. Michael Murphy says it’s difficult to surprise someone after 30 years of marriage, but on Oct. 8, he revealed a months-in-the-making anniversary surprise to his wife Dr. Milady Murphy, the Wellness Center director and division chair of health and wellness at Shelton State Community College. His gift? A $15,000 donation to the College of […]

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Mirjam Holleman Advances to 3 Minute Thesis Finals

PhD student Mirjam Holleman has advanced to the final round of the UA 3 Minute Thesis competition for her presentation, “A cross cultural framework for measuring attitudes toward disability.” The finals are Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm, in North Lawn Hall 1000, and will also be recorded for later broadcast on local TV. Congrats, Mirjam! […]

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Tina Thomas and Nikki Henderson Win Outstanding Dissertation & Thesis Awards

Wonderful news: Earlier this month, the department nominated Nikki Henderson (MA 2016, now in our PhD program) for Outstanding Thesis for her thesis entitled “CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE FOLK PSYCHIATRY OF ADDICTION AND LEVELS OF ATTRIBUTED STIGMA.” We also nominated Tina Thomas (PhD 2016, now at Juniata College) for Outstanding Dissertation for her dissertation entitled “SOCIOCULTURAL HIV […]

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