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Displaying items by tag: Department of Anthropology

Lisa Gezon, Ph.D., has been named the chair of the Department of Anthropology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Kacey Keith often encounters conflict when addressing structural and cultural harm through her work as a consultant, and she has an appreciation for people who are willing and prepared to face disputes head-on.

Charles Scribner exemplifies school pride when he reflects on his time at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Pursuing what you love doing can lead you in unlikely directions in your career.

For Rosie O’Beirne, her background in anthropology informs her work as University of Alabama at Birmingham’s chief digital strategy and marketing officer every day—a somewhat surprising (and valuable) connection.

When speaking with Joshua L. Baker, Principal Owner and Managing Director of Baker Camp Arnold Capital Management, you cannot overlook his passion for history. In fact, most of the artifacts and framed items on his office walls are testaments to his deep interest in the discipline.

While growing up in Birmingham, Katie Fagan lived a few blocks away from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Although both of her parents graduated from UAB’s School of Medicine, attending the university was not part of Fagan’s long-term plan. At least not at first.

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.
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