Janet McGrath received the AARG 2016 Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award

At this years Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Janet McGrath received the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG) 2016 Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award. It was awarded to Dr. McGrath for her more than 25 years of outstanding interdisciplinary anthropological scholarship in the service of the prevention of HIV/AIDS and exceptionally meritorious contributions to the improvement of the health of people infected with or at risk of infection with HIV. The AARG is a special interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology, which is a section within the American Anthropological Association whose mission is to support anthropological research in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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Lambda Alpha Membership Applications Being Accepted Now

If you are interested in joining Lambda Alpha, the international honors society for anthropology students, and meet the requirements linked here, please bring your initiation fee and file an application in the main office of the Anthropology Department located in Mather Memorial 238. New members can only be nominated to the national office once a year so this is the opportunity for this year.

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Annual Kassen Lecture featuring Dr. Claire Wendland

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.

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

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.

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Melvyn Goldstein receives Distinguished Faculty Research Award

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...

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

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). Speakers in the cross-cutting session included anthropologists, biologists, and physician-scientists who are using evolutionary principles to address health, optimal environments, vulnerability to...

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