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Annual Kassen Lecture featuring Dr. Claire Wendland

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.

CWRU Anthropology and Engineering Students Collaborate on Global Health Issues in Uganda

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.

Melvyn Goldstein receives Distinguished Faculty Research Award

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.

Cynthia Beall Co-Organized Symposium at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting

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.

Cynthia Beall featured in The Daily

Date posted: January 29th, 2016

Cynthia Beall featured in The Daily on5 questions with…Distinguished University Professor, AAAS board member Cynthia Beall,”

Cynthia Beall elected to serve on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Board of Directors

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.

The Anthropologist – Fall 2015 Issue Released

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.

Student Seminar on Summer Experiences

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.

Lee Hoffer featured in The Week

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.

DITTRICK Museum Conversations Line-Up feature Vanessa Hildebrand and Catherine Osborn on September 24th

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.

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Jill Korbin to serve on the Society for Psychological Anthropology Board of Directors

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.

Paleoecology Symposium

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.

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