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Latino Roots, Oregon Branches

You come to college to take classes like this one. It’s part history, part sociology, part anthropology, part journalism and part documentary filmmaking, but it’s all about the experience. The 400-level Latino Roots course is an example of the many compelling, hands-on, educational ...

Scher Named Divisional Dean

Professor Philip Scher of anthropology has been named Divisional Dean for Social Sciences. His three-year term begins July 1. He succeeds Carol Stabile, who has served as interim dean since August 2016. A committee of department heads and others recommended Scher to W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean ...

Spring 2017 Commencement

On June 19, 2017, University of Oregon Department of Anthropology graduated 55 minors, 74 majors, 3 master’s candidates and 5 PhD candidates. Congratulations, graduates! Niria Garcia delivered the commencement address; Seeds of Hope. View the 2017 Anthropology Commencement Program. View ...

2017 Commencement Photos

Anna Sloan receives funding from the National Science Foundation

Let’s congratulate Anna Sloan on receiving funding from the National Science Foundation for her DDIG, “Gender at the Nunalleq Site: Community Perspective from Quinhagak, Alaska”!

UO graduate students get a taste of Native camas cooking

Roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, cassava: Those were the reactions about the taste of camas bulbs pulled from a traditional-style Native American rock oven 13 hours after roasting them in a pit outside the Many Nations Longhouse. The opinions came from a small group of UO graduate students. Two ...

Professor Scott M. Fitzpatrick Featured in National Geographic!

Archaeology Professor Scott M. Fitzpatrick has been featured in National Geographic’s July 2017 issue. Professor Fitzpatrick talks about the voyaging strategies and seafaring skills colonists around Palau may have had. You can read his feature below:   Congratulations Professor ...

Fund for Faculty Excellence Awarded to Professor Scher and Professor Lee

The Fund for Faculty Excellence was established in 2006, thanks to generous gifts from Lorry I. Lokey to Campaign Oregon: Transforming Lives. The fund is designed to support the University’s strategic commitment to improve its overall academic quality and reputation by rewarding, recognizing, and ...

Oregon Coast Archaeological Field School

FLYER ANTH 401: Oregon Coast Archaeological Field School Summer: (9/2 -9/17) Location: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Learn the fundamentals of archaeological survey and excavation on the beautiful southern Oregon coast at BullardsBeach State Park in Bandon. Participants will be based at ...

Cressman & McFee Awards

The Awards Committee (Carol Silverman, chair, Kirstin Sterner, Madonna Moss, and Ana Lara) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 graduate paper awards: 1. Luther S. and Dorothy C. Cressman Prize: Noah Simons, Cis-Regulatory Evolution in a Wild Primate: Disease-Associated Genetic Variation ...
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