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Displaying items by tag: Department of Anthropology

Filmmaker Luke Grigg presented his documentary "Our Children - Twana Twitu” to UAB students in March. The film tells the story of brave women in a remote Kenyan village who stepped up to care for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

The UAB Graduate Dean's Excellence in Mentorship Award recognizes full-time regular UAB faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments as mentors of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows.

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.

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.

Dr. Sarah Parcak, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, launches GlobalXplorer, a project funded by her $1 million 2016 TED Prize.
February 03, 2017

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.
GlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.
Everyone’s looking for a little peace — and students have found it in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, a growing hub for the study of peaceful societies, human rights, nonviolent conflict resolution, and related topics. Discover useful tips for defusing friction with family and neighbors, and learn more about the practical lessons of peace
The American Ingenuity Award is the highest honor given by Smithsonian Magazine to recognize innovation in American culture.
UAB Department of Anthropology research assistant and alumnus Benjamin Maddox made a public presentation on peace systems at a Sustainable Peace workshop at the Columbia University Law School in New York City earlier this month.
Recent recruits in the Department of Anthropology and the UAB Institute for Human Rights are bringing innovative thinking and global perspectives to UAB’s education and research in peace studies.
The new program, only the second of its kind in anthropology in the US, focuses on peace as behavioral process at multiple levels including at the level of individuals, families, groups, communities, cultures and nations.
The Department of Anthropology, along with several other UAB departments, will host the 2017 Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) conference in Birmingham.
The Peaceful Societies website, hosted by the UAB Department of Anthropology, has created a section dedicated to videos representing many of the peaceful societies included in the encyclopedia page.
Parcak will enlist the help of citizens from around the world to search for hidden civilizations through an online platform called GlobalXplorer.
Satellite, drone images and ground surveys led to the discovery of a massive man-made platform hidden under sand in the ancient city of Petra.
The Department of Anthropology's Sarah Parcak has found a massive structure 'hiding in plain sight' at the ancient site Petra in Jordan.
UAB researcher Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., has already shown the world how to find ancient sites from space. Now her graduate student is using remote sensing data to find a different kind of hidden treasure: uranium.
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