University of Nevada, Reno anthropology students and faculty are busy presenting and publishing their work, organizing and hosting public lectures by distinguished visitors, and bringing positive attention to the department. Here are just a few accomplishments and events.
- Is the Central African Rainforest Pristine? What the Ethnoarchaeological and Archaeological Records Tell Us About Human-Environmental Interaction in the Congo Basin: Far Western Anthropological Research lecture by Karen Lupo and Dave Schmitt from Southern Methodist University. Lupo and Schmitt are revising the notion of pristine landscapes and highlights the roles that ethnoarchaeology and archaeology can play in mitigating current global crises.
- Postdoctoral researcher Louise Corron, Ph.D., received the Young Forensic Scientist Scholarship from the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences for her work on subadult growth and development and age estimation. The award included being hosted at the 2019 interFORENSICS conference in Saõ Paulo, Brazil in May 2019.
- Geoff Smith, associate professor, won the highly prestigious F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award. The award recognizes and celebrates outstanding teaching by University of Nevada, Reno faculty.
- Marin Pilloud, assistant professor, received the 2019 Dean's Award for Outstanding Research and Artistry.
- Elaine Chu, anthropology student, participated in the 2019 Regional 3MT Competition. Her three minutes discussed how body mass estimation can assist to identity Hispanic individuals along the US-Mexico border.
- The forensic anthropologists in the department, assistant professors Marin Pilloud and Kya Stull, were in the local news regarding their ability to identify skeletal remains.
- Ph.D. student Victoria Swenson received the Kosciuzsko Foundation's Graduate Studies and Research scholarship for work conducted in Poland.