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October 28, 2016
The next Brown Beer speaker in Biological Anthropology is Dr. Meredith Reiches, from the UMass Department of Anthropology. Please joins us 11/3 at 5:30pm in 10 Sachem St, Room 105. Refreshments and light snacks provided. Title: “Invisible Women: Prenatal Nutrition Research and the Vanishing... Read more
October 22, 2016
“According to legend, the Explorers Club — a society of scientific adventurers — served its members a prehistoric dish at its annual dinner in 1951. By some accounts, the mystery meat was woolly mammoth; by others, extinct giant sloth. Now DNA analysis has provided a definitive answer — and... Read more
October 18, 2016
Recent decades have seen rapid development of new analytical methods to investigate patterns of interspecific variation. Yet these cutting-edge statistical analyses often rely on data of questionable origin, varying accuracy, and weak comparability, which seem to have reduced the reproducibility of... Read more
October 18, 2016
Abstract Objectives Time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular health, yet few humans living in industrialized societies meet current recommendations (150 min/week). Researchers have long suggested that human physiological requirements for... Read more
October 12, 2016
Douglas Rogers, associate professor of anthropology, has been awarded multiple prizes from the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (ASEEES) for his book, The Depths of Russia: Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism. Rogers received ASEEES’s Davis Center Book Prize in... Read more
October 4, 2016
The Departments of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University seek to hire a scholar whose research and teaching interests focus on race and racial formation in the United States and/or Black Diaspora contexts. The appointment is scheduled to begin July 1st, 2017 and will be at... Read more
September 27, 2016
Abstract: Researchers have long been interested in the relationship between feeling what you believe others feel—often described as empathy—and caring about the welfare of others—often described as compassion or concern. Many propose that empathy is a prerequisite for concern and is therefore the... Read more

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