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Archaeologist leads undergrads to research dynamics of neighborhood formation

April 10, 2014

Black Rock City, Nevada, site of the famed Burning Man festival, is one of the semi-urban settlements studied by ASU archaeologist Michael E. Smith and a team of undergraduate anthropology students. Their findings appear in the Journal of Urbanism.

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Undergrads advocate for international family planning on Capitol Hill

Twelve ASU global health undergraduate students traveled to Washington, D.C., to learn from public health workers, leaders of aid organizations and professional lobyists as part of Capitol Hill Days ...

ASU bioarchaeologist to be honored by Durham University

Regents' Professor Jane Buikstra will be named an honorary doctor of science at a ceremony at Durham Cathedral this July ...

President's Professors advance anthropology, indigenous research and education

Evolutionary anthropologist Kaye Reed is one of two ASU faculty named a 2014 President's Professor. The designation recognizes significant contributions to undergraduate education ...

Bioarchaeologists link climate instability to human mobility in ancient Sahara

Associate professors Christopher Stojanowski and Kelly Knudson used teeth enamel and bone recovered from the Gobero site in Niger to determine how past peoples moved across their landscape as their environment deteriorated ...

New PBS series features scientists from ASU's Institute of Human Origins

The PBS science documentary "Your Inner Fish" features video from the 2012 Institute of Human Origins' Hadar field school, as well as interviews with the institute's director, Bill Kimbel, and founding director, Donald Johanson ...

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The Social Dynamics of Coalescence: Community Life Among the Ancestral Wendat of Southern Ontario 1400-1550 C.E.
Sarah Striker, Anthropology
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Monday, April 28, 8:15 a.m.

Transactional Definitions, Detection and Reporting of Suicide: Institutional and Cultural Shaping of Data in Nepal
Ashley Hagaman, Global Health
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Monday, April 28, 9 a.m.

A Political Ecology of Water Struggles in the Biobio and Aysen Regions of Chile
Robinson Torres Salinas, Environmental Social Science
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Monday, April 28, 10 a.m.

Evolution of Social Complexity Colloquium
Steve Shennan, University College London

Wednesday, April 30, 12 p.m.
ISTB-1, Room 401

A Semiotic Approach to the Evolution of Symboling Capacities During the Middle to Late Pleistocene with Implications for Claims of 'Modernity' in Early Human Groups
Elisabeth Culley, Anthropology
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Wednesday, April 30, 3 p.m.

Museum Networks: The Exchange of the Smithsonian Institution's Duplicate Anthropology Collections
Catherine Nichols, Anthropology
Final Doctoral Examination

Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m.

How Have Recent Population Movements Impacted the Distribution of Modern Human Variation? A Test Using Cranial Morphology
Chris Grivas, Anthropology
Dissertation Proposal Defense

Thursday, May 1, 2 p.m.

Stone Tool Raw Material Selection in the South African Middle Stone Age: A Case Study from the Mossel Bay Region, South Africa
Simen Oestmo, Anthropology
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Thursday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.

Cooperation and Collective Action for the Governance of Value in South Africa's Rooibos Tea Industry
Melissa Beresford, Anthropology
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Friday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.
SHESC 254 

The Persuasive Impact of Narratives and Visual Imagery on Parental Intentions to Vaccinate their Children for Influenza
Sarah Hall, Global Health
Dissertation Proposal Defense 

Friday, May 2, 3 p.m.
SS 104

Teotihuacan: Researching Ancient City Life in Central Mexico
George Cowgill, SHESC
Arizona Archaeological Society – Phoenix Chapter Lecture

Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Pueblo Grande Museum

City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacan

Weekdays through May 9, 2014, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
ASU Museum of Anthropology

Graduate Student University Commencement

Monday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
Wells Fargo Arena

Undergraduate Student University Commencement

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium

SHESC Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 10 a.m.
West Hall 135

SHESC Graduation Reception
Thursday, May 15, 10:30
Secret Garden 


CLAS Convocation
Gold Ceremony 

Thursday, May 15, 12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena

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Native Now Festival brings together cultures, community

The school's Deer Valley Rock Art Center recently held its annual festival celebrating and exploring Native American cultures. The event provided an opportunity for people from all walks of life to take a look – through music, art, storytelling, food, activities and discussion – at what it means to be indigenous in Arizona today.

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