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April 13, 2021
Mexico’s Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC) recently published a bulletin (also reviewed in the Smithsonian Magazine)  highlighting the conservation of a “human-sized” stucco sculpture first identified and researched by graduate student Jacob Welch. The ancient... Read more
February 24, 2021
Dr. Amy Johnson, who graduated in December 2020 with a PhD in the combined program in Anthropology and the School of the Environment, has accepted a three-year appointment as Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria... Read more
February 8, 2021
The pioneering work of an interdisciplinary team, led by our own Catherine Panter-Brick, was featured in Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience which took Best Documentary Short at the Raw Science Film Festival. Research was conducted in partnership with Mercy Corps, We Love Reading,... Read more
February 8, 2021
Catherine Panter-Brick’s recent ethnographic work on solidarity, faith, and social justice on the US-Mexico border was published in the Journal of Refugee Studies.  It shows how anger, courage, and faith in social action drives everyday humanitarianism at the border, a site of civic and faith-based... Read more
February 8, 2021
Helen Siu is executive producer of an 83 min documentary film Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, premiered by Kino Lorber on July 1, 2020. Siu raised the funds internationally, researched and worked with NY-based director/producer Sue Williams. It features the artistic career and activism of Cantopop... Read more
February 2, 2021
In a recent paper published in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington, the National University of Quilmes in Argentina and Yale University report that sleep cycles in people oscillate during the 29.5-day lunar cycle: In the days leading up to a full moon, people go to sleep... Read more
December 29, 2020
A perspective on the contribution of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of human history in the Pacific. Read more here: Human Migrations: Tales of the Pacific.