A hard-hitting documentary, “Ordinary Savage,” takes an in-depth look at the origins of violence and how humans get their feelings hurt.

Peace ethology book promotes the systemic study of peace as a behavior.
Peace ethology book promotes the systemic study of peace as a behavior.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:00

The fire that consumed Brazil’s treasures

Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., discusses the need to better protect artifacts at museums.
“Women influence each other while no one is watching,” says anthropology graduate student Ajanet Rountree. Her research illuminates rarely heard stories of black women who have led movements for peace and human rights in the American South and around the world. Their experiences offer lessons for current and future quests for social change.
Students excel at statewide competition focused on science research.

“There’s so much work being done here at UAB that it can be easy to miss,” Morgan says. “It’s great to be able to highlight the different ways that staff and students and faculty are addressing and promoting sustainability on campus.”

At the UAB Spring Expo, Agan will present his research on “peace systems,” which his mentor, Douglas Fry, Ph.D., defines as “clusters of neighboring societies that do not make war with one another.”

After winning the TED Prize in 2016, Parcak founded the GlobalXplorer initiative, which trains citizen scientists to analyze satellite imagery for archaelogical sites and signs of looting.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:31

Colombia’s Long Search for Peace

Veteran Colombia observer Michael J. LaRosa, Ph.D., explains how Colombians recently succeeded in brokering an unprecedented peace agreement between their government and its enemies.

Set for Feb. 8, this year’s Darwin Day at UAB will include art and paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger.

Peace scholars, educators, and activists from around the world will gather at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Oct. 25-28 for the 2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:00

New Degrees, New Department Names

At recent Board of Trustees meetings, two new degrees and two new department names were approved.

The classroom is a place to explore the history of the city’s ore-mining operations, as well as geology, biodiversity, and other natural resources, and get some exercise and find adventure. The Department of Anthropology has contributed resources and volunteers.
The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. The findings help correct the impression that humans are aggressive by nature and peaceful by culture.
The students were chosen from a pool of 13,000 applicants.
Dr. Sarah Parcak, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, launches GlobalXplorer, a project funded by her $1 million 2016 TED Prize.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:24

Burned Bones Tell Tales

Undergraduate will share discoveries from European Bronze Age dig at 2017 UAB Spring Expo.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., archaeologist and associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders.
Friday, 03 February 2017 16:06

Celebrate Darwin Day 2017

To honor the 208th birthday of legendary evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, the University of Alabama at Birmingham will host its annual Darwin Day celebrations in February. The events will celebrate scientific research in evolutionary biology and other disciplines.
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