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Displaying items by tag: department of anthropology student news

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UAB Honors Program student Yoonhee Ryder is one of 10 students chosen from the U.S. by the Clinton Presidential Foundation to “expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.”
On Thursday January 19, 2012, Anthro-TEACH gave a presentation about Native American culture for Boy Scout Pack 397 of Homewood, AL at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The student presenters were Christel Carlisle, Jade Delisle, Alea Rouse. The overall presentation showed the children how Native Americans utilized their natural environment. They covered the topics of lithics (stone tools) and music and dance.
February 01, 2012

APT and UAB go to Fiji

UAB Anthropology went to the Fiji Islands and Alabama Public television was there to see it.
September 27, 2011

Digging for the Truth

Sarah Parcak says debunking myths can be crucial to educating students about archaeology.

The ancient Maya have been busted. So have King Tut and the entire population of Atlantis. For that you can thank students in a UAB “Mythbusters” honors seminar led by archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. Last fall, they went hunting for the facts behind popular archaeological myths, debunking everything from cursed Egyptian tombs to cities lost beneath the sea.
Thirteen University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) anthropology students are participating in an excavation at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park this month as part of a course on the history, archaeology and culture of slavery.