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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.

Dr. Sarah Parcak, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, launches GlobalXplorer, a project funded by her $1 million 2016 TED Prize.
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.
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 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.
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.
Emily Quarato, a rising junior from New York majoring in chemistry and anthropology, has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates site project this summer in eastern Hungary, where she will study a Bronze Age cemetery population.
Sarah Jassim, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, and Nicole Mubarak, a senior majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Software Engineering, worked with the winning “Strike the Balance” team.
Two-hour special, “Vikings Unearthed,” featuring UAB professor Sarah Parcak will premier online Monday, April 4, and will broadcast Wednesday, April 6, on PBS.
Egyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.
November 11, 2015

Of Mice and Men

Graduate student Renee Gainer is an animal behaviorist with the UAB Animal Resources Program and was a zookeeper at various zoos for fifteen years. What do these things have in common? Anthropology, believe it or not.
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