Anthropology students David Hanley, Grace Iverson, Naveen Kanji, River Simpson, and Amanda Sorensen (pictured) were among the presenters at Loyola's 2016 Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium.
Dr. Catherine Nichols will discuss her doctoral research on the history of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in the talk, "Trading Specimens: The Exchange of Anthropological Duplicates by the Smithsonian Institution”.
What’s underneath this grass on Halas Quad, may surprise you: old garbage. Extending across this part of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus is a landfill that contains about 60 tons of trash. Hundreds of artifacts exposed during construction projects have been collected and studied by Anthropology professor Dr. Daniel Amick.
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.
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.