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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 ...

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 ...

Spring 2017 Cascade!

Look who’s in this Spring’s 2017 Cascade, Congratulations, Dr. Venkat and Dr. Stephen! A Learned Society: Outstanding scholars in English and anthropology; Bharat Venkat A Leader on Latin America: Lynn Stephen takes the helm of the Latin American Studies Association

Jon Erlandson comments in Science Magazine

Article Link Were humans in the Americas 100,000 years earlier than scientists thought? By Lizzie Wade Apr. 26, 2017 , 1:00 PM What broke the 130,000-year-old mastodon bones in California? Most archaeologists would tell you it couldn’t have been humans, who didn’t leave conclusive evidence of ...

UO anthropologist Jason Younker reviews book for Science Magazine

Science Magazine published a book review by UO anthropologist Jason Younker, who is the Asst. Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relations. The book he reviewed is entitled, “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim ...

Inaugural annual lecture series commemorates the legacy of anthropologist and CSWS director Sandra Morgen

The Center for the Study of Women in Society’s (CSWS) Inaugural Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture is on Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30-5pm in the Browsing Room, Knight Library. This lecture series commemorates the legacies of CSWS directors Sandra Morgen and Joan Acker. Speaking will be Professor ...

Professor Lynn Stephen to lead world Latin America scholars association

UO anthropology professor Lynn Stephen, an internationally known Latin America scholar, is in line to lead the largest association of researchers in the field after being elected vice president of the Latin American Studies Association. Stephen will begin a one-year term in June and will then serve ...

Bharat Venkat named a 2017 ACLS Fellow

Dr. Bharat Venkat was named an American Council of Learned Societies 2017 ACLS Fellow. He is one of 71 fellows that was selected through ACLS’s rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants—one of the largest in the history of the program. The fellowships ...
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