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Dr. Penglase speaks at the University of Florida

Ben Penglase recently gave a talk titled "The Prejudice of Place: Policing and Race in a Brazilian Favela."

May Weber Ethnographic Art Collection Finds a Home at Loyola

A university acquisition that was years in the making is now giving students a chance to study non western folk art – and unravel the mind of a collector.

New Blog Post by Dr. Penglase on Anthropoliteia

Ben Penglase writes about the various inspirations for his book, Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela

Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz Interview on Savage Minds

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz was interviewed about her ethnographic research among undocumented migrants and their families.

Professor Jim Calcagno creates new online course for TED

Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.

New Publication by Dr. Adams on Heritage, Memorialization, and Identity in Indonesia

Kathleen Adams has recently published a new book chapter titled "Heritage, Memorialisation, and Identity Dialogues on the National Stage in Indonesia." It appears in the volume Writing Material Culture History.

Dr. Krueger Publishes Article in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

Kristin Krueger has recently published an article titled "Reconstructing diet and behavior in bioarchaeological groups using incisor microwear texture analysis."

Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz Organizing Panel on Migration

"The Deportation Machine," an interdisciplinary panel, is scheduled for Thursday, January 29.

Faculty Present at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Several Loyola Anthropology faculty recently presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Anthropology Alum Michelle Statz Launches Youth Circulations Website

Statz, together with Lauren Heidbrink, has developed the site to draw attention to representations of young migrants in policy reports and media.

Article by Dr. Calcagno Remains Evolutionary Anthropology's Top Download for Two Years

Jim Calcagno's article "What Makes Us Human? Answers from Evolutionary Anthropology" (co-authored with Dr. Agustin Fuentes) is also the second highest of 81 anthropology journals by the ISI Journal Citation Reports.

Dr. Brophy Gives Talk at UW-Madison

Juliet Brophy recently spoke on "Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Evolution Using Morphometric Analyses" in the Anthropology Department at UW-Madison.

Anthropologist Agustín Fuentes Gives Science Week Keynote

Dr. Agustín Fuentes recently delivered the kickoff keynote lecture for Loyola's Science Week 2014 with a talk titled "Can we ever get along? The science of aggression, cooperation and human nature."

Dr. Calcagno Speaks in "Race: Are We So Different?" Series

Jim Calcagno recently gave the first lecture in series at Loyola related to the American Anthropological Association's "RACE: Are We So Different?" project. Dr. Calcagno's lecture was titled "RACE in Biocultural Perspective: Why Biology, Not Genetics, Matters."

Dr. Brophy Speaks on New Hominid Fossils for ACCA

Juliet Brophy will be giving a talk on October 21 in a series on Hominid Evolution for the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area.

Dr. Krueger's Research at European Soc. for the Study of Human Evolution

Kristin Krueger and co-authors recently presented results of "Dental microwear texture analysis and the diet of the Scladina child" at a conference in Florence, Italy.

Dr. Amick Receives Provost's Teaching Award

Dan Amick has recently been honored with a Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen.

Drs. Butler and Krueger Serve as McNair Research Mentors

Noah Butler and Kristin Krueger served as a Research Mentors with the McNair Scholars Program over the summer, supervising undergraduate research on public health and the African diaspora, and linear enamel hypoplasias, respectively.

Memorial for Dr. Paul Breidenbach Sept. 13

A Memorial Celebration of the Life of Dr. Paul Breidenbach, long-time Loyola anthropology professor, will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 4-8 p.m.

Dr. Nichols to Speak at Beloit College

Catherine Nichols will offer a research presentation on "Anthropological Museum Collection Exchanges" at Beloit College on September 26.

New Book by Dr. Penglase

Ben Penglase's new book, "Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela" was recently published by Rutgers University Press.

Dr. Brophy Featured in Loyola Magazine

Juliet Brophy's research at the Rising Star site in South Africa was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Loyola Magazine.

Essay by Dr. Penglase on Huffington Post

Ben Penglase recently had an essay on Brazilian soccer, politics, and the World Cup published online at Huffington Post.

Dr. Grauer Hosts CPS After School Matters Students

In June and July, Anne Grauer will host high school students interested in learning about the human skeleton and forensic anthropology.

Anthropoliteia Blog Post by Dr. Penglase

Ben Penglase has recently contributed a blog post on the pre-World Cup police pacification of marginalized neighborhoods in Rio for the website Anthropoliteia.

Dr. Strand Featured in Norwegian Magazine

Thea Strand's research on the local dialect of Valdres, Norway was recently featured in Valdresmagasinet (The Valdres Magazine).

Dr. Penglase Presents at LASA 2014 Conference

Ben Penglase recently participated in the annual International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, presenting a paper in a panel focused on ethnographies of street violence.

New Chardin Officers Elected

On the E-Board for 2014-15 are Eddie Chong, Tom Brown, Vanessa Mercado, Nicole York, and Emma Harley.

Anthropology Celebration and Student Awards

This year's Anthropology Student Celebration was held on April 23, featuring original student research and awards for graduating seniors.

YES! Magazine Features Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz's research on undocumented migrants and U.S. immigration politics was recently featured in YES!

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 Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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.

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.

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."


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