Department News

Anthropology Announcements

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.

February 2020

  • 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.

May 2019

  • 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.

January 2019

  • 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.

September 2018

  • Ph.D. student Victoria Swenson received the Kosciuzsko Foundation's Graduate Studies and Research scholarship for work conducted in Poland.

Anthropology news stories

Professor Louis Forline poses with daughter and Amazonian community members in Brazil

Preserving the Awa Amazon Community

Anthropologist helps to protect and revitalize local indigenous communities in Brazil

Seven undergraduate students from Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe tribes graduated from the field school and were awarded a “College of Liberal Arts at University of Nevada, Reno, Award for Collaborative and Indigenous Archaeology.”

Field school helps bring Indigenous perspectives to research

Anthropology students combine tribal knowledge, learnings to help ‘decolonize archeology’

Governor Brian Sandoval with Upward Bound Students

Sandoval among NSHE award winners honored at Commencement

Distinguished Nevadan class includes two former governors and founder of Basque Studies program