2013 News

October 2013

  • Dr. Zoe Bray (an anthropologist in UNR's Basque Studies Program) will be featured at the American Museum of Natural History's annual Mead Film Festival, where she will be painting a local subject live October 18-20th. For more information, please check the AMNH's website.

September 2013

  • Dr. William Kelso to speak about his archaeological research at Jamestown on Tuesday, September 17th at 7 PM with a reception to follow. The event will be held in the Redfield Auditorium (Room 110) in the Davidson Math and Science Center.

July 2013

  • Emily Dale and Amanda Harvey (PhD students) awarded William Self grants.
  • Diana Malarchik (MA student) presents the poster "Understanding the Context of Chemical Change Through the Analysis of Household Corrosive Chemicals on the Periosteum of Bone" at the 2013 Western Bioarchaeological Conference in Berkeley, California.

June 2013

  • Anna Camp (PhD student) and Danielle Felling (MA student) each awarded Liljeblad grants for their respective research on Great Basin textiles and Last Supper Cave, Nevada.

May 2013

  • Rosemary Season, an Honors' student in Anthropology, receives a General Undergraduate Research Award for her ethnographic thesis project "Islamic Law and Muslim Marriage in Reno, Nevada."
  • Emily Middleton awarded first place in the Nevada Rock Art Foundation's Student Paper Competition.
  • Ph.D. candidate Francine Melia awarded a UNR College of Liberal Arts Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship for 2013-2014 to complete her dissertation.
  • Donald Pattee receives the Jonathan O. Davis UNR Stipend for his research in Warner Valley, Oregon from the Desert Research Institute.

April 2013

  • Diana Malarchik (MA Student) inducted into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Graduate students Amanda Harvey (PhD student), Roman Schomberg (incoming MA), and Diana Malarchik (MA student) present the paper "An Icelandic Saga of a Different Sort: High Frequencies of AMTL in Medieval Icelanders Compared to Greenlanders, Norwegians, and Danish Vikings" together with Dr. Richard Scott at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Dr. Richard Scott and incoming MA student Roman Schomberg co-author the chapter Basque Dental Morphology and the "Eurodont" Dental Pattern in Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation, edited by Richard Scott and Joel Irish.
  • Dr. Geoffrey Smith receives the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Award for Teaching.
  • Anthropology majors Dru Mcpherson and Rebecca Whistler present posters highlighting the results of their research at the 2013 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Graduate student Laura Wilhelm chairs the Anthropology of Religion session and presents at the round table discussion "Intersections between the Public and the Private" at the 93rd Annual Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Laura has been asked to co-chair the anthropology program at next year's meetings in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Graduate student Donald Pattee receives a research award from the UNR Graduate Student Association for his ongoing work in Warner Valley, Oregon.
  • Graduate student Steven Holm wins first place in the UNR Graduate Student Association Poster Competition.
  • Graduate students Ashley Younie, Lukas Trout, and Donald Pattee present the results of their research at the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Congratulations to graduate student Andrea "Ellie" Maniery for winning the Claude C. Albritton, Jr. Award from the Geological Society of America. The award will provide support for Ellie's proposed thesis research in Utah.
  • Congratulations to Rebecca Whistler, who has won Outstanding Graduate in the Social Sciences at UNR!
  • Dr. Susan Deeds, Professor Emerita at Northern Arizona University, will give a free public lecture on April 16th at 7 PM in MIKC 124 titled No Fear of Flying: Gender, Mischief, and Popular Religion on a Northern Mexican Frontier in the Eighteenth Century.
  • Dr. K. Ann Hosburgh, Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, will give a free lecture on Monday, April 29th at 7 PM in the Wells Fargo Auditorium (lower level of the MIKC) titled Becoming Farmers and Herders: The First Ancient DNA Evidence for the Origins of Southern Africa's Domestic Cattle.

March 2013

  • Graduate students Emily Middleton and Donald Pattee (together with undergraduate student Danielle Felling) present the results of their research at an invited symposium at the Northwest Anthropological Conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • Dr. G. Richard Scott publishes the edited volume Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology (Cambridge University Press).
  • Dr. Debbie Boehm awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and will be working on a book manuscript titled Return(ed): Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation.
  • Dr. Erin Stiles visits Thailand as part of the USAC Site Assessment Visit.
  • Dr. Debbie Boehm will be teaching abroad in Alicante, Spain for USAC this summer.
  • According to the National Research Council's assessment of PhD programs, UNR Anthropology's PhD Program's rank is 4 in Student High Ranking, which is derived from completion rates, financial support, and other criteria. This places our program on par with Princeton, the University of Texas at Austin, Washington University in St. Louis, and other much larger programs. Way to go PhD Students!
  • Dr. Richard Scott delivers the keynote speech titled "The Far Side of 40 Years: Reflections on an Academic Life in Alaska and Beyond" at the 2013 Arctic Anthropological Association Annual Conference in Anchorage, AK.
  • Dr. Geoffrey Smith co-authors article on late Holocene obsidian use in northwest Nevada with UNR Master's student Stephen LaValley and Washington State University Master's student Kristina Wiggins.
  • UNR Anthropology to offer three archaeological field schools this summer in Carson City, NV, Aurora, NV, and Warner Valley, OR.

February 2013

  • PhD student Amanda Harvey coauthors the chapter "Living on the Edge: Maya Identity and Health on the Colonial Spanish Frontier in Belize" in Bioarchaeology of Contact, Colonial Encounters, and Colonialism, edited by Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus (University of Florida Press).

January 2013

  • National Academy of Science Member Don Grayson (University of Washington) to visit UNR campus on Monday, January 28th for a free public lecture on Pleistocene extinctions in the Great Basin.
  • UNR Master's student Evan Pellegrini coauthors a paper in Quaternary International on communal large game hunting in the Great Basin with UNR alumni Bryan Hockett, Cliff Creger, D. Craig Young, and Beth Smith.
  • Dr. Erin Stiles has been invited to Thailand with the USAC Site Assessment Visit to the study program in Chiang Mai. The trip will take place in mid-March.
  • Dr. Geoffrey Smith co-authors article on climate change and its effects on human populations with University of Wyoming researchers Dr. Robert Kelly, Todd Surovell, and Bryan Shuman.
  • Dr. Louis Forline to spend the spring semester in Brazil continuing his research with the Awá-Guajá with support from a Fullbright Grant.