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Friday Scrapbook August 30, 2019

It’s the Friday Scrapbook, wind and rain edition!

Hurricane Dorian Preparation

By now you’ve likely seen updates from our office, the college and University, but it is worth repeating here: UF monitors closely the weather situation and provides regular updates on the UF Home Page ( including any schedule changes and/or closures.  The UF community also receives emails and/or texts through the emergency notification system, UF Alert and the UF GATORSAFE safety mobile app. GATORSAFE can be downloaded from the iOS App Store or Google Play

These are the steps the university has recommended to follow in previous years:


Ensure storm supply kit is stocked – checklist:

Download the GatorSafe Hurricane Survivor Brochure:

Ensure your vehicle has a full tank of fuel.

Inform family and friends of your hurricane plans, especially if sheltering in a different location than usual.

Remove or secure outside items such as potted plants, grills and lawn furniture.


Stay indoors and do not travel during the storm.

If winds become strong, stay away from doors and windows. Take refuge in an interior room, closet or hallway.

Do NOT use candles, which can increase fire risk.

Understand that emergency services and scheduled bus routes might not be able to respond or operate during the storm.

For more information on Dorian’s projected path, UF Weather ( is a good source for updates.

More specific to the Department, if you have an office or lab in Turlington basement, it would be a good idea to move anything valuable (like electronics) off the floor and away from windows (for those of you who a lucky enough to have one, that is).  UF has theoretically solved all of the basement flooding problems but the reality is that leaks are still possible.  Stains on ceiling tiles are a strong indicator that water could potentially rain down from those spots. Better safe than sorry.

Turlington Power Outage

Also a reminder: Turlington will be closed from Friday evening through Monday afternoon for replacement of electrical circuit panels.  The replacement is still on schedule, despite the hurricane.  In addition to moving stuff to avoid possible flooding, keep in mind no one will be allowed in or out of the building.  If you have perishable food, please remove it, unplug your electronics, and so forth.  If you have a refrigerator in your office or lab, keep in mind it will defrost and be prepared for a puddle on the floor or counter next week

Travel Applications Due Today by 4:00 pm

As a reminder — if you are applying for travel funds for this fall, the applications are due today by 4:00.  Faculty should send their completed application as a single file to Karen Jones.  Graduate students should send their completed application as a single file to Juanita Bagnall.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Grant News

Dr. Connie Mulligan just received a $348,000 NSF award, “Intergenerational impact of violence exposure during pregnancy on epigenetic change.”  Dr. Mulligan is collaborating with Dr. Catherine Panter-Brick at Yale University and Dr. Rana Dajani at Hashemite University in Jordan.  Congratulations Connie!

Anthropologists in the News

Our own Mike Heckenbeger was featured in a story in the Alligator this morning, highlighting his research and efforts to mitigate the effects of rainforest fires on indigenous peoples.  Find the article here.

Job Board

The Lehman College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Cultural Anthropology beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We are seeking a scholar-educator whose scholarship encompasses the areas of migration and diaspora or race and ethnicity. We seek applicants with a commitment to and experience promoting and fostering equity and inclusion in pedagogy and scholarship, who can through their teaching, scholarship, and service connect anthropology to the lives of the very diverse Lehman student body and their broader communities.  Further information at the link:

We write on behalf of Thomas Hansen, chair of the Department of Anthropology, at Stanford University. We are currently recruiting for an assistant professor, tenure-track faculty appointment in Archaeology as well as for an assistant professor position in Muslim Societies.  We hope you will bring these positions to the attention of any outstanding students whom we should strongly consider for these positions. The closing date for both searches is October 25, 2019. The formal ads are copied below and attached to this email.

Stanford Univeristy has two open positions:

The Department of Anthropology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in archaeology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful applicant must be engaged in research that complements and expands the existing profile of the Department, including theoretical and methodological strengths and an active program of fieldwork. Candidates should demonstrate interests that engage a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 25, 2019. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2020. Send vita, letter describing qualifications and interests, one example of written work, and the names of three referees to Professor Lynn Meskell, Chair, Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034.

Application materials should be submitted to

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to

Quiz time!

What do the following tunes have in common?

Beatles: Eleanor Rigby

Bothy Band: Julia Delaney’s

John Coltrane: Impressions

Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze

Carlos Sanata: Oye Como Va

Answer on Tuesday or Wednesday next week!


Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida