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Photos from Portugal

Graduate Student Jennifer Guffey sends in photos from her internship project in Portugal.

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Out of Cordoba: Averroes and Maimonides in their time and ours

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program invites you to a screening to an award winning documentary film directed by Jacob Bender about the legacy of the Spanish city of Cordoba and its meaning for our times.

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Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

The Smithsonian Institute is now accepting applications for its 2012 research training program in museum anthropology.

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John R. Hale: Lords of the Sea. The Triumph and Tragedy of the Athenian Empire

Dr. Hale's book, Lords of the Sea, has been reviewed in the Journal of Marine Archaeology (2011)

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First Annual ASA Culture Night

Join the ASA for a Brazilian carnival celebration!

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Anthropology Major Pizza Party

Please join the department for our annual semester Welcome Back Pizza Gathering! Meet with faculty, staff and students in the Anthropology Department!

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New ethnographic and archaeological field school opportunities for 2012

Ethnographic field schools in La Paz, Bolivia and Antigua, Guatemala and two archaeological field schools sponsored by Indiana University are now accepting applications for 2012!

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UK Archaeological Field School 2012

UK Archaeological Field School 2012

The University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology is now accepting applicants for their annual archaeological field school.

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Etscorn International Summer Research Award

Applications are now being accepted from undergraduates who want to study and research overseas.

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UofL Archaeological Field School in New Mexico

UofL Archaeological Field School in New Mexico

UofL is offering its first ever archaeological field school for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the prehistoric Southwest.

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Social Justice Research Paper Awards

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research announces its 5th annual Social Justice Research Award

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Graduate student Allison Mann presents poster at Graduate Research Symposium

Graduate student Allison Mann presents poster at Graduate Research Symposium

Allison presented her thesis research entitled: Vikings, merchants and pirates at the top of the world: Y-chromosomal signature of ancient and recent migrations in the Faroe Islands, at the fourth annual Graduate Research Symposium last Friday

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Bioarchaeology graduate student Jennifer Guffey's research in Portugal

Bioarchaeology graduate student Jennifer Guffey's research in Portugal

Jennifer recently returned from a six week trip to Portugal where she sorted, cataloged and analyzed human remains excavated from a cave site.

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Peopling of America: The evidence from Patagonia

The Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies are proud to host Vivian Scheinsohn; Professor, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Researcher of National Council of Scientific and Technical Research at the Institute of Anthropology and Latin-American Thought (Argentina). She will be lecturing on the peopling of the Americas next week in Lutz Hall.

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Nancy Williams presents senior thesis research

Nancy Williams presents senior thesis research

Graduating senior, Nancy Williams, presented her senior thesis research at the university's Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 17th.

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Three students attend AAPA meeting

Three students attend AAPA meeting

Kara Keeton, Nick Short and Allison Mann presented posters of their research at the 2012 American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting in Portland, OR. Here's what they had to say about the experience

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Photos from the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Three students from the Anthropology Department presented their research at this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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ASA Zoo Trip Photo

ASA Zoo Trip Photo

ASA members celebrate Earth Day and the end of the Spring semester at the Louisville Zoo!

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Graduate student David Hoefer presents at SAA

David presented a poster at this year's annual Society for American Archaeology meeting in Tennessee.

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Professional Development Workshop

PLAN Workshop: Backwards Design for Summer Planning

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Professional Development and Workshops

PLAN Workshop: Backwards Design for Summer Planning

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Professional Development and Workshops

User-Friendly Collaborative Studying. June session has been cancelled; see below for upcoming session in August.

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Professional Development and Workshops 2

PLAN Workshop: The Resume and the CV

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FREE GRE Workshop Hosted by SIGS and REACH

4-8PM Sept. 13, Room 139, Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus

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FREE GRE Workshop Hosted by SIGS and REACH 1

8AM-Noon, Nov. 17, Room 139 Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus

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FREE GRE Workshop Hosted by SIGS and REACH

Two workshops, (1) 4-8PM, Sept. 13, Room 139 Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus; (2) 8AM-Noon, Nov. 17, Room 139 Shumaker Research Building, Belknap Campus

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Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Stephanie Leonard, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Stephanie Leonard, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Stephanie conducted five weeks of study abroad in Mérida, Mexico over the Summer. Meet her and read her account of her travels and studies below:

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Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Ashley Houston, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Ashley Houston, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Ashley traveled to Amman, Jordan to study Arabic at Al-Ahliyya University. Read about her experience below:

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Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Amanda Yee, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Amanda Yee, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Amanda spent the Summer in Amman, Jordan studying Arabic. Read about her experience below:

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Anthropology Pizza Party

The department will be hosting a pizza party for Anthropology majors.

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Student Paper Competition

Interested in food and anthropology? Have a great essay or research project? Why not submit to the Christine Wilson paper competition? This is a great opportunity to have your work read by professional anthropologists, connect with others in the field, and potentially earn a little money!

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PLAN Workshop - The CV & The Resume: What is the Difference?

Learn how to set yourself apart from the pack when you're applying to grad school or a job.

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University of Louisville Forensic Anthropology Students Help Examine Saints' Remains

Several Anthropology students helped University of Louisville Archaeologist, Phil DiBlasi, investigate the skeletal remains of two Roman Catholic saints — martyrs from the third to fourth centuries that were interred at St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville.

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Ethnographic Field School in Belize

In collaboration with the Northern Kentucky University Office Study Abroad, Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, and Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, the Center for Applied Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University is organizing an ethnographic field school in Belize for June 2013!

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LOGO REDESIGN CONTEST! (Deadline Oct. 16)

We want to showcase the creative talents of our majors by giving you a chance to redesign the UofL Anthropology logo! See details below.

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The Sport of Kings, Queens, Tyrants and Playboys: Equestrian Athletics in Ancient Greece

This AIA-sponsored lecture is being presented as part of National Archaeology Day, a series of outreach events around the country throughout the month of October.

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Graduate Student Research Funds Info

Check out these links and info to apply for grants to help you with research-related expenses, conference fees, or travel expenses. You could qualify for up to $450 in total grants!

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Anthropology Lecture Series: "Tropical Cowboys: Westerns, Violence, and Masculinities in Colonial Kinshasa"

Join Dr. Didier Gondola from IUPUI as he presents in part of our continuing Anthropology Lecture Series.

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Week of Social Change Presentations & Workshops

Our friends and colleagues in Social Change and Philosophy are hosting FOUR BIG events the week of October 15-18. Go check these out!

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Now Taking Donations for Refugees in Kentucky

Hopefully you've noticed the large box at the entrance to the department. The Anthropology Student Association is collaborating in a project organized by the Ali Scholars to collect items for refugees being resettled in Louisville by Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Now is a great opportunity to clear out a few items that you've hidden in a closet, the basement or attic and give them a new life in the hands of a refugee family!

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Space, Place, and Culture to be offered Spring 2013

Grad students and senior undergrads! Check out Dr. Parkhurst's course offering in Spring 2013, ANTH 507 "Space Place, and Culture". See details below:

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Course List for Spring 2013

See below for a full list of Undergraduate and Graduate course offerings in the Department of Anthropology for Spring 2013:

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College of Arts & Sciences DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Grad Students and Faculty! We need to form a team of 4-6 players to compete in the College of Arts & Sciences Dodgeball Tournament for the trophy of the Golden Ball!

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Undergraduate Anthropology Major, Hunter Pittman nominated for homecoming king.

Please show some support for one our undergraduate majors in casting your vote for homecoming king!

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The Berry Center and Cultural Change

Thursday, Oct. 25th 2:30pm with local harvest reception to follow Shumaker Research Building Room 139

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The Berry Center and Cultural Change

Thursday, Oct. 25th 2:30pm with local harvest reception to follow Shumaker Research Building Room 139

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Undergraduate Anthropology Major, M. Grace Gimbel, Awarded Hicks Scholarship

Last Summer, Grace went to study abroad in Peru. Read her account of the experience, and see some amazing pictures of her travels below:

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UofL Anthropology Alumni Highlighted for Work with Americana Refugee Center

Check out what two graduates of the UofL Anthropology program are doing to put their degrees to work, while helping improve the lives of others and better the Louisville community.

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UofL Archaeologist, Phil DiBlasi, featured by Catholic Register

The saga of Louisville's Saints' remains continues as the Catholic Church comments on DiBlasi's investigation of the skeletons of two martyred saints interred in a Louisville church.

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Summer Internship in Cultural Outreach and Literacy

Summer internships are a great way to develop your résumé and get experience in your degree. With the Louisville Free Public Library program in cultural outreach and literacy, you can also put an internship to work serving the Louisville community.

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New Student Paper Prize for Practicing Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is calling for papers. The winner receives the opportunity for publication at an early stage in their career. See details in the link below.

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UofL grad students, Shelly Biesel and Christopher Sims, publish "Garden With Neighbors: Louisville's Potential to Promote Food Security Through Community"

Shelly Biesel and Christopher Sims are both Masters students in the graduate program for the department of anthropology. They wrote an article on urban community gardening in Louisville that is in the latest issue of "Sustain: A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues".

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Call for Papers for Central States Anthropological Society

CSAS, a section of the AAA, avidly supports a four-field approach to anthropology and provides a wonderful opportunity for collegiality and networking at the regional level. The CSAS conference, with its low registration rates and welcome atmosphere, is an especially good venue for students who want to present a research paper or organize a session or event. It’s also a great place to debut a paper or session for AAA or another national or international gathering. I urge you, your students, and your colleagues to consider participating in this year’s conference.

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Dr. Jones investigates race and genocide, writes biography on Dr. Vilakazi

Dr. Yvonne Jones is conducting research in Spring 2013 and has some interesting projects that she's working on. Read more about her plans below:

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GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

organized by the A&S Office of Research, UofL Executive Vice President for Research & Innovation, A&S Graduate Education, and the A&S Graduate Student Union

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Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference on Nature/Society

University of Kentucky, Lexington February 28 - March 2, 2013

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Paleoindian Archaeology at the Edge of the Rockies

University of Wyoming - Advanced Archaeological Field Studies– ANTH 5180 DATES: July 2 – August 12, 2013

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Job Announcement

Highest Salaries Worldwide- Packages up to $4,033 USD Per Month- ESL Instructor/Primary & Secondary Teachers Saudi

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SIGS is now taking applications for the Graduate Teaching Academy and the NEW Graduate Grant Writing Academy!

A special thanks to the A&S Research Office, which is co-sponsoring this new series of workshops.

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Program Review: Art and Museums in Russia

For the past few weeks, I’ve been in St. Petersburg, attending the SRAS program for Art and Museums in Russia.

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Anthropology major, Joanna Thompson to present poster of summer research

Noon ‒ 3 p.m. July 31 Rooms 109 ‒ 110 Abell Administration Center, Health Sciences Center

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2nd Annual GSC Picnic

The Graduate Student Council would like to invite new and returning graduate students to the 2nd Annual GSC Summer Picnic!

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New and newly listed Courses!!

If you are still putting your schedule together, consider these:

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GRE Workshop/Lunch/Practice Exam

9:30 a.m. ‒ 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 Room 205 Bingham Humanities Building, Belknap Campus $20. Preregistration and payment due no later than Aug. 31.

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Peace Corps Info Sessions: Launch Your Global Career

Live, learn, and work with a community overseas. Be a volunteer.

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Free GRE Test Prep Workshops

September 17: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. & November 2: 8 a.m. – Noon

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Public Radio...Public Anthropology

Dr. Lisa Markowitz contributes to food desert story.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Food Literacy Project!

Seeking Applicants for 12-month AmeriCorps VISTA Position at the Food Literacy Project - Application Deadline Sep 18, 2013

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Dr. Yvonne Jones to be inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame

Department of Pan-African Studies 40th Anniversary Kick-Off and Initial Hall of Fame Induction

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PAS 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Pan-African Studies

PAS 40th Anniversary Kick-Off and Hall of Fame Induction

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Dr. Peteet earns prestigious University Scholar recognition

Department of Anthropology's Dr. Peteet becomes one of only 86 University of Louisville faculty ever to be recognized with distinguished title.

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Free Flu Shots

Free flu shots today for students, faculty, and staff on Belknap Campus

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Tribute to Fred Hicks

Local activist passed away July 9, 2013

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Dr. Haws presents Digging for Neanderthals

Dr. Haws to present research for "Meet the Professor" lunch and and lecture series.

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Jeneen Wiche to speak about Real Food Challenge

Please join Jeneen Wiche's class in Food and Body Politic and learn about the Real Food Challenge

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Farm to Table Locally Sourced Dinner

Seating limited--reserve your spot now!

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EndNote Class

Basics of powerful EndNote in research and scholarship.

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Dr. Hale to lead upcoming tour of prehistoric Louisville

Explore "Lost Louisville" with Dr. Hale Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.

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Undergrads: Represent U of L Anthropology at P@C!

The Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol Event will be February 27, 2014 during the Legislative Session.

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Posters-at-the-Capitol Abstract Deadline

Abstract deadline for 2014 P@C Event is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

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Meet the workers who make U of L apparel and support fair labor

Learn more about fair working conditions in the Free Trade Zone on Oct. 18.

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Inclusive Campus Environments (ICE) 2013-2014 schedule released

Get involved and learn about becoming an ICE intern.

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