Fall 2016 Newsletter

We are pleased to share our Fall 2016 Newsletter, featuring departmental updates, and some great news on faculty and student research. We hope you enjoy it! anthropologyfall2016newsletter  

Anthropology major Cassidy Cabrera earns Outstanding Service-Learning Award

We are happy to announce that Anthropology major Cassidy Cabrera earned the undergraduate Outstanding Service-Learning Award for 2016, which is administered by UVM’s office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS). In fall 2015, Cassidy pursued two interlinked service-learning internships with HungerFree Vermont and the Integrated Arts Academy; she is currently serving as an Service Learning Teaching […]

Anthropology Faculty Awarded UVM CAS Grants

Congratulations to three Anthropology professors, Jennifer Dickinson, Teresa Mares, and Jeanne Shea who were recently awarded research and teaching grants from UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences. Jennifer Dickinson was awarded CAS International Travel Funds to present a paper at the Association for East European and Eurasian Studies/ International Association for the Humanities (ASEEES-MAG joint conference) […]

Lynn Keating on “Why Anthropology?”

Lynn Keating (Anthropology, Class of 2017) After independently joining a Women’s club at the age of twelve, I have continuously been engaged with local issues relevant to women cross-generationally Anthropology provides me with essential resources to observe and interpret the historical and cultural meanings of the limitless questions about all human lives. By choosing to […]

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Dr. Parker VanValkenburg

Parker VanValkenburgh’s co-authored article with Sarah Kennedy entitled “Zooarchaeology and Changing Food Practices at Carrizales, Peru Following the Spanish Invasion” was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology. He is also a co-author on the article “Sherds on the Edge: Characterisation of 16th Century Colonial Spanish Pottery Recovered from the Solomon Islands,” […]

Prof. Luis Vivanco Promoted

The department would like to congratulate Prof. Luis Vivanco in his promotion from Associate Professor to full Professor. A well-deserved accomplishment!

Congratulations to Anthropology Students Earning Phi Beta Kappa Distinction

The department would like to congratulate the following Anthropology majors and minors have been invited to become members of Phi Beta Kappa: Alyson Atherton Nicole Bull Hunter Cropsey Andria Cubero Luke Dorfman Melissa Guzikowski Kara McDonald Vicky Mooney Esther Nemethy Donna Waterman Kaitlyn Vitez Well done!

Vermont Folklife Center’s Summer Institute

The Vermont Folklife Center’s Summer Institute, Discovering Community: Students, Digital Media, and Place-Based Learning, brings together educators for an intensive five-day program July 13-17 in Middlebury, Vermont. Over the course of an action-packed week, Discovering Community participants work with cultural researchers, media specialists, and fellow educators to explore the power of ethnographic field research and […]

Hyper Archaeology: Time Traveling Around the World in 60 Minutes!

UVM archaeologists and their colleagues working around the globe come together to share their research in short presentations in rapid succession. In the first of its kind on campus, the UVM Anthropology Department organized a “mini-conference” to celebrate the diversity of archaeological inquiry in time and space. Ten archaeologists lead a tour at top speed […]

Smithsonian Human Origins Traveling Exhibition Coming to Burlington

UVM Anthropology joined forced with the Fletcher Free Library and many state organizations and institutions to bring the Smithsonian Human Origins traveling exhibition to Burlington. Fletcher Free Library was selected as one of the 19 public libraries nationwide to host the exhibition mid-Feb through mid- March 2017. http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-takes-hall-human-origins-across-country-new-traveling-exhibition