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Kudos to Julia Haines

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Julia has also been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, and a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant, for her project entitled 'Archaeology of Slavery, Indenture, and Identity on a Mauritian Sugar Plantation'.  Congratulations, Julia 

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The Parrot Talks: Complex Pueblo Society Older Than Previously Thought

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Somehow, colorful tropical scarlet macaws from tropical Mesoamerica – the term anthropologists use to refer to Mexico and parts of northern Central America – ended up hundreds of miles north in the desert ruins of an ancient civilization in what is now New Mexico.

Early scientists began excavating the large Pueblo settlements in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico and found the birds’ remains in the late 1890s,, but only recent radiocarbon dating of the physical evidence has pushed back the time period of sophisticated Pueblo culture by at least 150 years, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Museum Director Honored by Australia for Bringing ‘Down Under’ Up to U.Va.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

One of the newest honorary members of the Order of Australia is the University of Virginia’s Margo Smith, director and curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Being appointed to the Order of Australia is the highest honor the Australian government bestows upon individuals who have contributed outstanding service in their field. Such appointments are usually conferred only to Australian citizens, making Smith’s honor both rare and highly esteemed. Smith is being recognized “for significant service to Australia by promoting Australian indigenous art and culture in the United States of America,” the citation reads. The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, located on Pantops Mountain and opened to the public in 1999, is the only museum in the U.S.

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Kudos to Julie Starr

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Julie Starr has accepted a one year visiting position in the anthropology department at Hamilton College in upstate New York. She will begin teaching this fall, 2015.  Congratulations, Julie!

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Kudos to Ira Bashkow

Monday, 18 May 2015

Please join me in congratulating Ira on being awarded the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. 
Nominations come from across the University and Ira was one of three 2015 recipients. 

Bill Wilson had this to say:
"We at the JSF are looking for the very best teachers to honor, those who go the extra mile in instilling a love of learning and the virtues of scholarship. The testimonials on your behalf from your colleagues and students were simply laudatory, and we find ourselves not only in admiration of your devotion to our vocation, but thankful for it as well."

This is very well deserved!  Congratulations, Ira!!

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Congratulations to Lee Bloch

Monday, 4 May 2015

Congratulations!  to Lee Bloch who has received a National Science Foundation dissertation research improvement grant and a Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grant in support of his research on Muskogee history making and living mound landscapes. 

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Congratulations to Mary Pancoast

Monday, 4 May 2015

Congratulations to Mary Pancoast for receipt of a Fulbright Grant in support of her research on refugees and asylum seekers in Jordan!

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Kudos to Abby Holeman

Friday, 1 May 2015

Kudos to Abby Holeman who has been hired as Academic Programs Manager in our College of Arts & Sciences!  Congratulations, Abby!!

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At the Crossroads of Linguistics and Anthropology

Monday, 27 April 2015

Disciplinary Perspectives on Language Documentation

Dobrin conducting fieldwork in Papua New Guinea

Dobrin conducting fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. Photo courtesy Lise Dobrin

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Kudos to Bremen Donovan

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Kudos to Bremen Donovan in winning a “Praxis Fellowship” through the Scholars Lab at the UVa Library.

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Kudos to Julia Haines

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kudos to Julia Haines, for receiving an SSRC fellowship, as well as a Buckner W. Clay fellowship, to support her fieldwork in Mauritius.

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Congratulations to Lydia Rodrigues

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Warmest congratulations to Lydia Rodriguez (Ph.D. 2014)!  Lydia has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam.

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Congratulations to Carrie Heitman and Steve Plog

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Congratulations to Carrie Heitman and Steve Plog for their beautiful,newly released edited volume: Chaco Revisited: New Research on the Prehistory of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (2015 University of Arizona Press).  Essays by Carrie, Steve, Adam Watson, and others.

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Kudos to Susan Palazzo

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kudos to Susan Palazzo who received grants from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities and CGII (Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation) for her project, "What's for Dinner? Understanding Changing Foodways in Bronze and Iron Age Sardinia". 

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Kudos to Erika Brant

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Erika Brant she has been awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Dumbarton Oaks offers very few fellowships and is extremely selective, this is a wonderful honor.

Congratulations to Erika

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Student Spotlight: Fourth-Year Kiana Williams Finds Her Path on Grounds and Abroad

Monday, 9 February 2015

Kiana Williams transferred to the University of Virginia from New York University at the start of her second year. After thriving in the classroom and joining several organizations – she’s the president of the Virginia Anthropology Society, a facilitator for the Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative, casework intern at the International Rescue Committee, contributor to Iris Magazine, former intern at the U.Va. Women's Center and a member of the Organization of Young Filipino Americans – Williams is now a fourth-year student looking to life beyond graduation.

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Kudos to Carolyn Howarter

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Congratulating Carolyn Howarter, who received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant!

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Kudos to Karenne Wood

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Warm congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Karenne Wood, who has been named one of this year's "Virginia Women in History" by the Library of Virginia.

 

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Kudos to Mieka Brand Polanco

Thursday, 25 September 2014


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