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Katie McGuire Featured On KGNU Radio

May 30, 2023

Katie McGuire featured on KGNU's radio show "How On Earth" as part of their graduation specials. These specials are for students who have or will soon receive their Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in a STEM-related field. On the show, Katie talks about her thesis research, grad school experiences,...

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Kevin Darcy Awarded 2023 NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

May 25, 2023

Kevin Darcy named a 2023 NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellow. This fellowship which is offered by the Spencer Foundation and the National Academy of Education supports innovative dissertation research on ways to improve education. Kevin will receive a year-long stipend to support his dissertation research on ways that universities can incorporate...

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Ph.D. Student Katie McGuire Successfully Defends Her Dissertation

May 23, 2023

Ph.D. student Katie McGuire successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Navigating the Needs of the Many and the Few: Examining the Relationship between Ring-tailed Lemur ( Lemur catta ) Group Function and Individual Variation on St. Catherines Island." Congratulations, Dr. Kathleen "Katie" McGuire

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Kelsey Hoppes Successfully Defends Her Research Prospectus

May 19, 2023

Congratulations to Kelsey Hoppes who successfully defended her prospectus, "Identification of a Multicultural Settlement Though Ceramic Material Culture.” Her committee included Professors Doug Bamforth, Samantha Fladd, Scott Ortman, Sarah Kurnick and Jen Birch. She now advances to Phd candidacy.

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Doug Bamforth Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from UCSB

May 15, 2023

Professor Doug Bamforth received the first Distinguished Alumnus in Archaeology award from the UCSB Anthropology Department. Professor Bamforth travelled to Santa Barbara to meet with current graduate students and receive the inaugural award.

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Fernando Villanea Co-Authored Article Published in Science

May 15, 2023

Professor Fernando Villanea's co-authored article: “Demographic history and genetic structure in pre-Hispanic Central Mexico” published in Science. The article is a study of the demographic history of pre-Hispanic central Mexico through ancient genomes. Abstract Aridoamerica and Mesoamerica are two distinct cultural areas in northern and central Mexico, respectively, that hosted...

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Kaitlyn Davis

May 15, 2023

Kaitlyn Davis (Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, 2022) accepts a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University starting Fall 2023.

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Dawa Lokyitsang Publishes a Chapter in "Tibetan and Uyghur Refugees in the New Colonial Era: Reflections on the Rise of Chinese Colonialism.

May 12, 2023

Dawa Lokyitsang published a chapter in "Tibetan and Uyghur Refugees in the New Colonial Era: Reflections on the Rise of Chinese Colonialism." Dawa's chapter is titled "Desiring Leadership: The Tibetan Women's Association and Gender Advocacy."

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Chu May Paing Publishes A Monograph in Burmese

May 5, 2023

Chu May Paing published a monograph in Burmese titled "စာတံတိုင်းကိုကျော်လွန်၍" (Beyond the wall of words) by Independent Pinyai Yerba Press. The monograph contains almost 40 essays written under Chu's Burmese pen name "Ma Chinthe" on the social, cultural, and political issues impacting contemporary Myanmar. The book was launched on May...

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Kelsey Hoppes Receives an Alice Hamilton Scholarship

May 4, 2023

Graduate student Kelsey Hoppes received an Alice Hamilton Scholarship. She will use the funds to send in samples for radiocarbon dating in order to create a stronger chronology for her dissertation research on multiethnic community formation processes on the Great Plains.