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February 20, 2014
Congratulations to Erik Harms on receiving the 2014 Harry J. Benda Prize in recognition of his achievement as the author of Saigon’s Edge - On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City. The Harry J. Benda Prize, first awarded in 1977,  is given annually by the Association for Asian Studies* to an... Read more
February 10, 2014
Brenda Bradley has been awarded a major grant by the National Science Foundation to investigate the evolution of hair and fur variation in primates.  Despite being among the most varied mammal in terms of coloration and morphology, surprisingly little is known about the evolution of this important... Read more
February 8, 2014
Kristina Guild Douglass (Anthropology) spent 10 years of her childhood in Madagascar, and now does her dissertation fieldwork there. Set in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world. <p> It split from India around 88 million years... Read more
February 7, 2014
Yale News “Take 5” recently featured an interview with Professor Kate Dudley.  Professor Dudley discusses her most recent research, teaching experiences, and other interests.  She is a full professor and holds a joint appointment in Anthropology and American Studies.  The full transcript can be... Read more
February 7, 2014
The Society for Medical Anthropology recently awarded Professor Marcia Inhornwith their 2013 Graduate Student Mentor Award in recognition for her long standing commitment to graduate education, training, and guidance.  The award is made in response to nominations and letters from former students. ... Read more
January 28, 2014
PNAS abstract Humans and other primates are distinct among placental mammals in having exceptionally slow rates of growth, reproduction, and aging. Primates’ slow life history schedules are generally thought to reflect an evolved strategy of allocating energy away from growth and reproduction and... Read more
January 10, 2014
PHOENIX, Dec. 23 (UPI) – A mathematical model of the foraging behavior of animals from sharks to honey bees can describe human hunter-gatherer movement as well, U.S. scientists say. <p> The mathematical pattern of movement called a Levy walk that appears to be ubiquitous in animals has... Read more