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Talking Trash at Loyola's Waste Week 

Did you know there's a landfill under our campus? Dr. Daniel Amick, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will share a history of Loyola through our garbage in a lecture during Loyola's Waste Week 2014. The event will also recognize waste reduction leaders with a first annual Zero Waste Awards. It will take place on Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m., in the Institute of Environmental Sustainibility, Room 124.

Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz CURL Lecture on Immigration Politics

‌Loyola's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) will host a lecture by anthropologist Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz on Friday, February 7, from 10:30-12:00 in the CURL Library, Cuneo 417. The title of Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz's talk is "Permanently Temporary: U.S. Immigration Politics for the 21st Century." She will present preliminary results from a three-year research project with Latino/a immigrants undertaking the process of legalizing their immigration status in the U.S. This research suggests that the refuge of legal status is increasingly threatened by policies and practices that render legal residency precarious and legal residents permanently deportable. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.

Chardin Meetings Spring 2014

The Chardin Society, Loyola's undergraduate Anthropology club, plans to hold meetings on the following dates: 

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00
Tuesday, March 25, 7:00
Tuesday, April 15, 7:00

All interested students are welcome to attend! For meeting locations and to join Chardin:

1. Join our Facebook group and/or
2. Register through orgsync.com

Ethnographic Collaboration on Indigenous Environmental Activism: The Making of Owners of the Water

A talk and film showing by Dr. Laura Graham

Thursday, November 21, 5-7 p.m.

Cuneo Hall, Room 109

Dr. Graham will show and discuss her film, Owners of the Water, which examines efforts by Xavante indigenous activists to protect a river in the Brazilian Amazon from the effects of uncontrolled soy production. Dr. Graham's film was made in collaboration with the Xavante and with a Wayuu indigenous film-maker. Among the issues the film examines is how the Xavante deliberately use their culture to draw attention to the use of agrotoxins in the Rio das Mortes, how the Xavante build networks with different Amazonian peoples, and how they promote indigenous modes of knowledge about the environment. A preview is available here.

Anthropology Student-Alumni Meeting

Several LUC Anthropology graduates will be on campus and available to meet with current students on Friday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. If you have questions about life after graduation, graduate school in anthropology, or working in the Peace Corps, this will be a great opportunity to get answers and make connections with departmental alumni.  For more information, please contact Dr. Amick.

Anthropology Career Panel

Wondering what to do with your Anthropology degree upon graduation? Wondering about the job market or graduate school options? Wonder no more! Come to our Anthropology Career Day Panel, speak to LUC Anthropology alumni and faculty, and get your questions answered. Join us on Wednesday, November 6, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the McCormick Lounge (Coffey Hall lower level). Food will be provided. Questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Krueger: kkrueger4 at luc dot edu.

Son Jarocho Concert Oct 29th

Get ready to celebrate the end of Latino Heritage Month and the Day of the Dead with a concert! Featuring Afro-Mexicano and Son Jarocho performances by Loyola alum Mercedes Inez Martinez and the renowned Los Angeles band Las Cafeteras. In addition to the music, there will be Latin American cuisine, crafts, and more. October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Mundelein Auditorium.


Department of Anthropology
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