The James R. Bindon Endowed Lecture in Biocultural Anthropology and Health will be delivered by Dr. Alexandra Brewis of Arizona State University, on "Less Stigma, More Water: Unsung Pathways to Global Health." Abstract: A biocultural approach to health purposefully theorizes and tests the mechanisms that connect macro systems, individual wellbeing, and health outcomes. I will
A panel of faculty and students will talk about decolonization in anthropological work.
Prof. Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University) makes the argument that the way people think about their minds shapes the way they come to know God. She does this by looking at the kinds of people who have more vivid spiritual experiences (they are more likely to get absorbed in their inner worlds), the way prayers train
Annual Christmas Luncheon in room 30 ten Hoor.
ANTHROPOLOGY CLUB - Movie Night
Professor John Kappelman (University of Texas at Austin) will present his recent hypothesis about how Lucy, the most famous fossil on the planet, met her demise 3.2 million years ago. The fossil was discovered over 40 years ago; until now, her cause of death was listed as “undetermined.” Dr. Kappelman and his team conducted high
On Thursday, April 6th, Dr. John Kappelman will be giving a guest lecture entitled Solving a 3.2-Million-Year-Old Mystery: How Lucy Died? from 5:30-7pm in ten Hoor rm. 30. Dr. Kappelman's publication of high resolution CT scans of "Lucy," and his provocative interpretation of her death made big waves in the paleoanthropological community and beyond in 2016. We hope
Our economy is transforming planet Earth into planet Farm. Agribusiness’s impact extends to the deadliest of diseases. Ebola and Zika both recently re-emerged when logging, mining, and intensive agriculture opened up neotropical forests to their escape. There are other pathogens evolving more directly off megafarms. We can model such connections, but there are broader implications
The Department of Anthropology's Holiday luncheon to be held on Thursday, December 8th at noon in rm. 30 ten Hoor.