2013 Halperin Award
Winner of the 2013 James A. Bennyhoff Memorial Award
Under the supervision of Professor Jelmer Eerkens, Samuel Rose's project on Isotopic Analysis of Dental Calculus: A Possible Nondestructive Method of Diet Reconstruction is awarded $1000.
Congratulation to Bruce Winterhalder, Martha Macri (and colleagues) for publishing a paper in Science on climate change and Mayan decline
Congratulations to Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (and colleagues) for a paper published this week in PNAS evaluating conservation strategies worldwide
Congratulations to Joe Dumit, who's newest book Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health, is now published by Duke University Press
Jelmer Eerkens awarded $230,000 NSF grant for an interdisciplinary project with a colleague in Geology
The Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures is one of the featured posts on the UC Humanities Forum
http://uchumanitiesforum.org/2012/05/21/encyclopedia-of-women-in-islamic-cultures-to-reach-larger-audience/. Check it out!
Congratulations to Meradeth Snow who will be a faculty member at the University of Montana starting Fall 2012
Congratulations to Katie Demps and David Nolin who will be new faculty at Boise State University beginning Fall 2012
The National Science Foundation awards Professor James Smith a supplemental grant to support his project "The Anthropology of Coltan Mining in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo"
Ryan Schacht receives the 2012 Best Poster Prize at the Annual Meeting for Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Ryan's poster is entitled "Sex Ratio Effects on Sex Roles: Dads Replace Cads When There Are More Lads" and was honored over 140 competitors comprised of senior faculty to graduate students.
Morteza Roodgar, Graduate Group in Comparative Palthology student, was awarded the 2012-2013 Clinical and Translational Science Award Fellowship
Graduate Studies honors Tim Murphy on his recent Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
The 2012 Robert E. Park Book Award presented to Professor Li Zhang for her text "In Search of Paradise"
Professor Joseph Dumit & colleagues awarded a 6 year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Congratulations to Jacob Culbertson for receiving a Dissertation Year Fellowship 2012-2013 from the Davis Humanities Institute
Professor Srinivas and UCSB Anthropology and History Professor Mary Hancock recognized for their proposal on "Spaces for the Future: Religion in Urban Place-Making." This proposal brings together 10 scholars from the UC System to convene on this issue within the disciplines of Anthropology, African American Studies, Religious Studies, World Arts & Cultures, History and Asian American Studies.
Professor Emerita Dr. Sarah Blaffer Hrdy awarded the 2012 J. I. Staley Prize for her book Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding (Harvard University Press, 2009)
Adrian Yen receives the Wenner Gren Dissertation Fellowship, the NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant and the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship.
Amy receives this award for her project entitled "Cooperation and Conflict in Two Socially Monogamous Primates: Red Titi Monkeys and Equatorial Saki Monkeys"
David Katz receives the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fellowship for his project "Universality and biological mechanisms of subsistence-driven craniofacial reduction"