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The lake and the Sherpa: A story of geology, danger + why people live with it

September 1, 2015

A team of scientists are analyzing the risk of a Himalayan glacial lake bursting and destroying 5 nearby villages. ASU environmental anthropologist Shauna BurnSilver sheds light on why the local villagers refuse to relocate despite the potentially fatal situation.

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Hacks for Humanity: hacking for the social good

Applied math for the life and social sciences grad student Jordan Bates led a team that developed software that searches Twitter feeds for keywords that indicate possible suicidal thoughts and trained bots to connect the authors with human help ...


Improved hurricane models could save lives, money

ASU archaeologist Michael Barton is leading an NSF-funded project that melds data on emergency messaging and past hurricanes with complex adaptive systems modeling to improve the prediction of storm surges and the accuracy of warnings for evacuation planning ...  


Regents' Professor Castillo-Chavez has 2 big reasons to celebrate

ASU mathematical epidemiologist Carlos Castillo-Chavez has been named winner of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession and is one of six lecturers at the Mathematical Association of America centennial celebration in Washington, D.C. ...


President Obama meets 'Lucy'

Noted paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged, a former ASU postdoc, recently had the honor of introducing U.S. President Barack Obama to the 3.2-million-year-old hominid remains known as 'Lucy' ...


In memoriam: Nancy Coinman

Archaeologist and ASU alumna Nancy Coinman passed away July 6, leaving behind a legacy of teaching, research, community service and mentorship ...

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Speaking for the Dead
Exhibit 

Tuesdays – Fridays through October, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Innovation Gallery 


Decisions that Matter: Subjectivity + Agency in the Career Choices of Women Doctors in Pakistan
Dissertation Proposal Defense
Ayesha Masood, Sociocultural Anthropology 

Thursday, September 10, 11:30 a.m.
SHESC 254


The Population Genetics of Adaptation
Jeff Jensen, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Center for Evolution + Medicine Seminar
Open to Public: RSVP   

Thursday, September 10, 12 p.m. (Lunch Served at 11:45 p.m.)
LSE 244


Early Modern Mexico through Image and Art
Book Discussion
Featuring Professor Michael E. Smith

Thursday, September 10, 6 p.m.
COOR 4401


Opening Up Transformation Pathways for Sustainable Wellbeing: Experiential Learning Communities as Sites for Capacity Building?  
Dissertation Proposal Defense
Julianna Gwiszcz, Sociocultural Anthropology 

Friday, September 11, 10 a.m.
SHESC 254


The Amarna South Tombs Cemetery: Investigating the Biocultural Dynamics of a Disembedded Capital City in New Kingdom Egypt  
Dissertation Proposal Defense
William Schaffer, Bioarchaeology

Monday, September 14, 10 a.m.
SHESC 341


Lactation and Milk: A Model for Diet and Health for All Ages
Bruce German, University of California, Davis
Center for Evolution + Medicine Seminar
Open to Public: RSVP   

Thursday, September 17, 12 p.m. (Lunch Served at 11:45 p.m.)
LSE 232


Assessment of DNA Methylation Patterns in Primate Skeletal Tissues
Dissertation Proposal Defense
Genevieve Housman, Evolutionary Anthropology 

Thursday, September 17, 2 p.m.
SHESC 254


The Importance of Mutation + Recombination Rate Variation: Lessons from Chimpanzees to Lizards
Susanne Pfeifer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Center for Evolution + Medicine Seminar 
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Thursday, September 18, 12 p.m. (Lunch Served at 11:45 p.m.)
LSE 244


Free Summer Saturday

Saturday, September 19, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve


Why and How Immune Systems Reboot: Some Clinical Implications
Paul Turke, University of Michigan
Center for Evolution + Medicine Seminar 
Open to Public: RSVP   

Thursday, September 24, 12 p.m. (Lunch Served at 11:45 p.m.)
LSE 232


Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!
Free Admission with Downloaded Ticket 

Saturday, September 26, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

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Discovery of jaw by ASU team sheds light on early  human ancestor

A major find by evolutionary anthropology graduate student Chalachew Seyoum has pushed back the earliest known fossil of Homo lineage by 400,000 years. The discovery, part of a lower jaw with 5 teeth, was made in Ethiopia, where Seyoum was working as part of an international research team that included ASU President's Professor Kaye Reed and assistant professor Chris Campisano.

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