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Archaeology work by UO’s Erlandson wins special honor

  For many people, a visit to the Pacific Coast is all about recreation. Not so for UO archaeologist Jon Erlandson, who’s conducted research at coastal sites for almost four decades. His years of work have paid off. Erlandson, honored with a special achievement award from the Society for ...

Professor Phillip Scher interviewed by National Geographic

Professor Phil Scher was interviewed by National Geographic for the following piece on animal vomiting. Check it out! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/vomit-throw-up-snakes-pythons-vultures/

Anthropology faculty featured in Cascade Magazine

Both Dr. Diane Baxter and Dr. Carol Silverman are featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Cascade Magazine. Dr. Baxter is the coordinator of a new minor on campus focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).You can read more about the minor and its requirements here. Dr. Carol ...

Dr. Maria Escallón featured in latest episode of UO Today

The latest episode of UO Today features Dr. Maria Fernanda Escallón, assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. She discusses her work examining the ethics of cultural heritage declarations and how the designations affect economic equality, territorial rights, and political ...

Dr. Marcela Mendoza publishes work on children’s war games in hunter-gatherer societies

http://www.iighi-conicet.gob.ar/publicacion-del-libro-juegos-de-combate-entre-varones-de-grupos-etnograficos-cazadores-recolectores-de-marcela-mendoza The Instituto de Investigaciones Geohistóricas, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina) published a brief eBook with Dr. ...

Professor Carol Silverman in Around the O

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/professor-confronts-persecution-faced-roma-people Professor Silverman has studied and written about Roma people and the prejudices against them for nearly four decades and has won numerous fellowships and awards for her contributions to the field. Inspired by their ...

Esma Redzepova Macedonia’s ‘Romany music queen’, dies at 73

Professor Carol Silverman was interviewed by the BBC World Service Newsday twice tonight regarding Esma Redzepova’s legacy. Esma, the “Queen of Romani Music” died yesterday in Macedonia at the age of 73. Esma performed at the UO last April with the support of the Department of ...

Science Daily and Around the O features Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research

Early Pacific seafarers likely latched onto El Nino, other climate patterns

The colonization of far-flung Remote Oceania some 3,400 years ago was one of the most ambitious and expansive population dispersals in human history. Seafarers traveled thousands of miles of ocean, navigating by stars and ...

Honoring Professor Sandra Morgen

Sandra Lynn Morgen died on September 27, 2016 of ovarian cancer. She was born on March 31, 1950 to Dr. Robert O. Morgen and Sadye Block Morgen in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent the most of her childhood in Montreal, Canada and Houston, Texas. Sandi inhabited her life passionately, and—during her life ...

Department Head quoted in the New York Times

Dr. Frances White, the Head of the Anthropology Department, has been quoted in an article from the NY Times on female Bonobo behavior. “We’re equally related to chimps and bonobos, and we have their entire range of behavioral variation available to us,” Dr. White said. “We can be as ...
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