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Displaying items by tag: Department of Anthropology

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.
Joining the likes of Bono and Bill Clinton, UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak — often called the real-life Indiana Jones — will receive $1 million and help from the TED network to make her world-changing wish come true. What will her wish be?
When Egyptologist Sarah Parcak is not in a classroom at UAB, the pioneer of satellite remote sensing for archaeology is finding sites around the world from space and helping others follow her lead.
There is a call for proposals for the 2016 Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference: Peace in Troubled Times. Scholars, students, practitioners, and activists from all disciplines as well as laypersons are invited to submit proposals to present symposia, discussions, papers, and posters. The conference will be held in Muncie, Indiana, on April 1 and 2, 2016. Learn more on the conference website.
UAB Department of Anthropology chair Douglas P. Fry was presented with the 2015 Peace Educator/Scholar award by the Peace and Justice Studies Association on Saturday, Oct. 17, at James Madison University in Virginia.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been selected to receive the Capo Circeo Award.
Anthropology adjunct instructor Dr. Peggy Brunache was interviewed recently by the BBC in London for Arise News.
Vern Cile Bush, Administrative Associate for the African American Studies program and the Department of Anthropology, was recently awarded the Black Student Awareness Committee's 2015 Outstanding Faculty or Staff Member of the Year award.
Yoonhee Ryder, a senior in biology and anthropology, has made a name for herself at UAB as a determined high-achiever who has a passion for social justice issues. Now she has been given the Outstanding Woman Undergraduate Student Award.
January 22, 2015

Darwin Day Celebrations

The Department of Biology, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, will be hosting a series of free public events to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday February 12-13.
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham students are finalists for prestigious scholarship programs. Ameen Barghi, of Birmingham, and Yoonhee Ryder, of Huntsville, have been named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship, and Ryder also is a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship.
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