Date posted: September 26th, 2016
Each year the Department of Anthropology presents the Kassen Lecture, featuring a top female scholar in the social sciences to present a lecture to the department and to the campus community. The Kassen Lecture for 2016 will feature Dr. Claire Wendland, Professor, Departments of Anthropology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her talk title is “Dangerous Care: Reproductive Violence, Fast and Slow.” October 13, 2016 from 4:15 to 5:30. Generously supported by an annuity from the late Drs. Aileen and Julian Kassen.
Date posted: March 24th, 2016
As featured in The Daily, 10 Case Western Reserve University anthropology and engineering students traveled to Uganda to work alongside 11 biomedical engineering students from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The students are participating in a course titled “Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Problems,” a collaboration between biomedical engineering and medicine professor, Andrew Rollins, and anthropology professor, Janet McGrath.
Date posted: February 24th, 2016
Congratulations to John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology Melvyn Goldstein for being awarded the Distinguished Faculty Research Award for his internationally recognized research in Tibet. The presentation was made by President Barbara Snyder, Provost Bud Baeslack, Vice President for Research Suzanne Rivera and Dean Cyrus Taylor during Professor Goldstein’s Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology class. …Read more.
Date posted: February 18th, 2016
Cynthia Beall co-organized a symposium on “Evolutionary Biology Impacts on Medicine and Public Health” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). …Read more.
Date posted: January 29th, 2016
Cynthia Beall featured in The Daily on “5 questions with…Distinguished University Professor, AAAS board member Cynthia Beall,”
Date posted: December 30th, 2015
Cynthia Beall was elected to the Board of Directors in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2015 election. AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. …Read more.
Date posted: December 7th, 2015
The Fall 2015 issue of The Anthropologist just released. Take time to catch up on faculty research, grants awarded within the department, noteworthy achievements from undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and alumni, and other news from the Department of Anthropology.
Date posted: October 20th, 2015
Join us on October 30th from 12:00 – 1:00 for a student seminar on summer experiences in Mather Memorial 201. Hear from anthropology undergraduate students and learn about their hands-on research, both locally and around the world, and the amazing opportunities out there for anthropology students. …Read more.
Date posted: October 20th, 2015
Lee Hoffer featured in “How Mexican drug cartels are fueling America’s deadly heroin epidemic” by Todd Frankel in The Week.
Date posted: September 3rd, 2015
Join the Dittrick Museum of Medical History for the talk “‘Hard Labor’-Birth in the 19th Century and Today.” The discussion will feature Vanessa Hildebrand, assistant professor of anthropology, serving as one of the discussants on the panel and Catherine Osborn, research assistant and graduate anthropology student, who will speaking at the event. Space is limited to 30 participants. To join the conversation register online or via email to Brandy Schillace.
Date posted: July 31st, 2015
Jill Korbin will serve as president-elect (2015-2017) and president (2017-2019) of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA). The SPA, founded in 1977, is an organization of individuals interested in cultural, psychological, and social interrelations at all levels.
Date posted: May 27th, 2015
This September 10-12, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Denise Su, Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology) and Case Western Reserve University (Darin Croft, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy; and Scott Simpson, Professor of Anatomy and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology) are organizing a symposium on “Latest Methods in Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities.” This event will include: a public keynote presentation by Dr. …Read more.