Faculty and Graduate Student News for 2013/2014
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- Kate Fischer won a grant from the Ruth Landes Mermorial Research Fund to complete writing of her dissertation.
- Traci Bekelman garnered two awards: a Wenner Gren Fellowship for her doctoral research proposal on "Using the Protein Leverage Hypothesis to Understand Socioeconomic Variation in Diet and Body Size amoung Urban Costa Rican Women" and a 2013 Dean's Graduate Student Research Grant to carry out her research on "Urban Poverty, Dietary Protein and Obesity among Costa Rican Women."
- Scott Ortman was recognized for his longtime commitment to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center with an honor award on October 19, 2013. Crow Canyon is a nonprofit research and education organization located in southwestern Colorado.
- Donna Goldstein's work on Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown, was just released with a new preface by University of California Press for their California Series in Public Anthropology. Donna's Laughter out of Place is in its second printing.
- Steve Lekson and Jakob Sedig recently co-published a column for the Colorado Archaeological Society about, "Mimbres, Then and Now." Surveyor 11(4): 10-12.
- "Chaco's mystery exaggerated?" In an interview for the September 2013 issue of the Cortez Journal, Steve Lekson argues that Chaco was "but one town in a much larger trading network stretching to Mexico." http://www.cortezjournal.com/article/20130919/LIVING/130919853/Chaco%E2%80%99s-mystery-exaggerated?-&utm_source=New+Support+of+October+Update&utm_campaign=Oct.+Update+2013&utm_medium=email
- Andie Ang received the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Grant which is awarded to individual species conservation initiatives and recognizes leaders in the field of species conservation. This will support Ang's PhD work on the Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys in Vietnam, which are among the 25 most endangered primates of the world.
- A bilingual DVD tour of Payson Sheets' site in El Salvador, La Joya de Cerén, is now available through Media Services at Norlin Library.
- Christian Hammons has published a film review of Jathilan: Trance and Possession in Java in the September 2013 edition of the American Anthropological Association's online Public Journal: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12035/full?campaign=wlytk-41479.6645949074.
- Jason Scott has won a Fulbright Hays grant that will enable him to complete his doctoral research analyzing digital development projects in Brazilian shantytowns (favelas) that were recently recuperated from armed drug gangs.
- Payson Sheets' excavations at El Cerén, El Salvador, are colorfully illustrated in the cover story of the fall edition of American Archaeologist magazine. At "the Pompeii of the Americas", as it is nicknamed, "fourteen hundred years ago a volcanic eruption simultaneously destroyed a Maya village and preserved it for posterity. The remarkable preservation is giving archaeologists new insights into Maya life."
- As a member of the advisory board at the University Press of Colorado, Payson Sheets has launched an innovation bridging print to the internet. In Re-Creating Primordial Time, a new hardback release on Maya glyphs, footnotes have been replaced by QR codes that take you directly to the source research paper.
- Cathy Cameron's article in the June issue of American Anthropologist is now available, "How People Moved among Ancient Societies: Broadening the View. American Anthropologist 115(2):218-231.
- Jakob Sedig published a report on his excavations at Woodrow Ruin in the Santa Fe journal El Palacio: Sedig, Jakob. 2013. Woodrow Ruin; an Atypical Mimbres site. El Palacio 118 (3): 49-55.