Tag: Department of Anthropology


Primatology Class Gets Crunchy

Anthropology students use interactive activities to learn about primate behavior The problem with eating crickets is getting their legs stuck in your teeth. Karl Bennett, a senior majoring in anthropology, ate crickets with his classmates in ANT 312 Non-Human Primates, an introductory primatology course. “They tasted like sunflower seeds with shells,” Bennett said. “The weirdest thing with the crickets was feeling the legs on my tongue and picking them out from my teeth.” Jordan Cooper, a senior majoring in French, […]

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Anthropology Student Wins NSF Grant

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Martina Thomas, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a $16,000 Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her work in determining the social factors that influence a person’s knowledge and behavior regarding HIV risk. She was chosen from 218 applicants nationwide. According to the NSF, fewer than 15 percent of students were awarded the prestigious grant this year. Thomas’s project, “An Anthropological Study of the Social Ecology of Health […]

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Event Showcases Faculty Research

Researchers, Scholars Will Present Work at April 23 Conference  College of Arts and Sciences faculty will present their work on a variety of research and scholarly topics at the College of Arts and Sciences 2013 Academies Conference, Tuesday, April 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Birmingham Room of the Bryant Conference Center, 40 Paul W Bryant Dr., adjacent to the UA campus. The presentations focus on research that has received funding from the College of Arts and Sciences Academy […]

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Anthropology Creates Fund for Field Schools

The Department of Anthropology has used donations from supporters to establish the Anthropology Field School Gift Fund, which will be used to support archeological fieldwork. Each year the department offers two or three field schools to give students experience in excavating and other archeological techniques. The fund will pay for equipment and travel expenses associated with these schools, which are essential for students planning a career in archeology.  

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Professor’s Estate Establishes Anthropology Scholarship

Dr. Allen R. Maxwell, professor emeritus of anthropology, died Nov. 16, 2011, at his home at the age of 71. Part of Maxwell’s estate was bequeathed to The University of Alabama to establish the Allen R. Maxwell Endowed Anthropology Scholarship. The scholarship is designated for graduate students in the Department of Anthropology. Maxwell retired from UA in 2010 after 36 years with the Department of Anthropology. He continued to teach courses in linguistic and cultural anthropology after his retirement. Maxwell […]

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Art Program Brings College Students and Elementary Students Together with Creativity

A new program known as Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools (ARTS), is being spearheaded by faculty and students in the College and aims to share the creative resources generated at The University of Alabama with Tuscaloosa elementary schools. ARTS, which involves a multitude of arts-related workshops, is led by Dr. Marysia Galbraith, an associate professor in New College and the Department of Anthropology. Currently, the program is offered at Woodland Forest Elementary School and Matthews Elementary School. Volunteers from the […]

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Anthropology Student Wins Boren Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State

Lauren Marsh, a senior in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship, given by the U.S. Department of State to provide college students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to U.S. security. Marsh, of Prattville, Ala. is a rising senior majoring in anthropology with minors in Chinese and public health. She will study in Chengdu, in the Sichuan province of China. She plans to complete the service requirement of the award by […]

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