News and Notes from around the department, on what also happens to be National Cappuccino Day:

Publications and Press

UF Anthropology Ph.D. Justin Dunnavant is featured in the latest issue of Science, highlighting his research at Estate Little Princess in St. Croix.  You can find the online article here, which also includes a link to a .pdf version.

UF graduate student Terry Barbour and Dr. Ken Sassaman are the lead authors on a new paper, just published this week, in PNAS: “Rare pre-Columbian settlement on the Florida Gulf Coast revealed through high-resolution drone LiDAR.”  Their findings were also featured on the website Ars Technica (link here).  The original article can be found here.

AAA Vancouver UF Meet-Up

Are you heading to the AAA/CASCA meeting in Vancouver? The University of Florida Department of Anthropology will be hosting an informal gathering on Friday, November 22nd from 8:00pm until late! We are providing several trays of hors d’oeuvres, so come and unwind after the evening’s business meetings in Vancouver’s famous Gastown District.  Stay tuned for further details.

Awards Section

I am pleased to announce three recipients of CLAS Dissertation fellowships:

Arianne Bouleau received a CLAS fellowship for her dissertation work, “Identifying Household-level Political Economy on the Maya/Spanish Frontier:  A Zooarchaeological Perspective from Lamanai, Belize.”

Christina Callicott received a CLAS fellowship for her work, “Music, Plants and Medicine: Lamista Shamanism in the Age of Internationalization.”

Janet Finlayson received CLAS fellowship support for her research, “The Anatomical Variation of Corresponding Joint Surface Congruency and its Utility for the Resolution of Commingled Remains.”

Congratulations to all three!

Upcoming Talks

Shannon Lee Dawdy of the University of Chicago will give two talks:

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4:00 pm, Smathers 100 will give a talk entitled Speculative Archaeology: The Politics of Disaster Debris.   The debris pile from 134,000 New Orleans buildings damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina is visible from space. Although there was some effort to recycle materials through a little-known global market in demolition debris, most of the rubble amassed in place. In the future, archaeologists might reasonably consider the hurricane landfill a monumental structure. In the 1970s, Bill Rathje boldly suggested that an archaeological approach to contemporary life can reveal things about ourselves that we didn’t know. Modern landfills were his field sites. This talk thinks through Rathje’s garbology and the exceptionalism of disaster sites. Contestations reveal how important the management of debris and its ideological effects are to local and national governments. Trash is political. And politics is an assemblage of the human and the non-human, the intentional and the accidental.​

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:00 am, Marston Library L136, Dr. Dawdy will hold a workshop of the Imagineering the Technosphere group, titled  Repurposing the Past for the Future with Digital Technologies.  The past has a tenuous, often contentious, relationship with the future. We fragment and sequester the past, drawing memory from only those things we have at hand and rupturing continuities with the present by forgetting. Futures discounting exacerbates this myopic condition by playing on uncertainties to diminish the wisdom of looking too far ahead. How can digital technologies help bridge the past with the future? Examples from digital storytelling, augmented and virtual reality, and spatialized archives enable us to explore the potential for hetereotemporality, nonlinear histories, and the power of ruins and artifacts to experience other times and places. Workshop participants are invited to share their own efforts with digital technologies for repurposing the past for the future.​

Job Board

The Wesleyan University Anthropology Department has a full-time, one-semester visiting position (with benefits) for spring 2020. The successful candidate would teach two undergraduate-level courses and assist in advising undergraduate theses. The topical and/or area focus of the courses is open, though courses in the anthropology of health and illness are of special interest. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, work sample, and teaching statement, including brief descriptions of courses they might teach, to Elizabeth Traube, Chair, etraube@wesleyan.edu by December 1.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

Hi All,

News and Notes:

 

Publications

The book DE  ARQUEOLOGÍA  HABLAMOS  LAS  MUJERES.  PERSPECTIVAS  SOBRE  EL  PASADO ECUATORIANO [Women Speak About Archaeology. Perspectives on Ecuador’s Past] was just published, with Ph.D. Candidate Josefina Vásquez a leader on this project and author of one of the chapters.  You can find more details here,  including a link to a .pdf of the book.

 

UF Alum Dr. Amanda Holmes-Concha and Professor Emritus Anthony Oliver-Smith recently published an edited book entitled “Disasters in Paradise: Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability and Development Decisions” with Lexington Press.  Contributors include UF multiple anthropology grads, including  Sarah Cervone, Byron Real, Astrid Wigidal, and Joanna Reilly-Browne.  Find it here.

 

November is Native Heritage Month

Native Heritage Month is here again, and the Indigenous American Student Association has organized numerous for the month. Among the activities are a talk by Marcus Briggs-Cloud on the 12th of November in Keene-Flint 050 at 5-7 pm.  Marcus has done important work in advising the United Nations regarding the “Year of Indigenous Languages.”  A complete schedule of activities planned for the month is here.

 

Upcoming Lectures

The Department of Religion, as part of its annual Scudder Lecture Series, invites you to this timely event:  Becoming American – Keeping My Religion:  Religion and Identity among Second Generation New Immigrant College Students  By Dr. Haroon MoghulThe Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Author of How to Be a Muslim: An American Story.  The Pugh Hall Ocora on Wednesday November 6, at 6 pm.  The event is co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.  For more info, click here.

 

Language Training Opportunities

On Tuesday, November 5th, a representative of the Boren Awards will be visiting UF’s campus for the first time since 2012. Boren Awards are funded by the State Department to send currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students abroad for the express purpose of intensive language learning, specifically for languages deemed critical to U.S. national security interests (broadly defined). Last year, about 25% of undergraduate and 40% of graduate applicants secured funding for study abroad through Boren’s competition.

 

Jeff Cary, the Boren representative, will hold information sessions specifically for students on Tuesday, November 5th; it begins at 4:15pm and in Florida Gym (FLG) 0320. No RSVP for the student session is needed.  Contact Kelly J. Medley at 352-392-1519 if you have questions about Boren and other prestigious fellowship opportunities.

 

Jobs

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa invite applications for a full-time, Associate or Full Professor position in medical and/or psychological anthropology beginning Fall 2020. Topical and geographic specialization are open, though the applicant should complement existing specialties in Anthropology and ISSR and be well-versed in quantitative and qualitative research methods. The successful applicant will have research skills and interests that contribute directly to Anthropology’s undergraduate and graduate programs and ISSR’s role in grant writing and social science research design and implementation across the University. Particular emphasis in Anthropology will be placed in complementing the Ph.D. program and its focus on biocultural medical anthropology. The proposed faculty member will have teaching responsibilities that may include our undergraduate introductory courses in cultural or biological anthropology; other specific core undergraduate and graduate level classes in medical, biocultural, or psychological anthropology; and courses of their own development. Ph.D. is required. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.  Full details: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/46020

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

Some news and notes from around the department:

Publications

Dr Maxine Margolis, Professor Emerita in our very own Department of Anthropology, has a new book, hot off the Rodman and Littlefield press: Women in Fundamentalism: Modesty, Marriage, and Motherhood.  Get your copy here.

Career Planning at the AAA in Vancouver

The Archaeology Division is organizing a networking/mentoring session for students/recent grads at the AAA 2019 conference and registration is now open. The session is free for AAA attendees and we will be serving coffee/tea + light breakfast pastries! The session, Navigating Careers in Archaeology: A Student Mentoring Session , takes place on Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019, 8:00am-9:45am and will be led by professional archaeologists covering the following topics:

Academic Job Market: Dr. Elizabeth Chilton

Alternative Career Paths for Archaeologists in Higher Education: Dr. John Kantner

Collaborative Archaeology and Community Engagement: Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Cultural Heritage Careers: Dr. Marcie Venter

Grants and Funding in Archaeology: Dr. Lisa Lucero

Publishing for Academic and Popular Audiences:  Dr. Chip Colwell and Dr. Chris Pool

Each topic will be discussed in a small group setting at a table; to participate, please click this link to fill out this registration form and choose the topic you’re most interested in. Each group will be capped at 8-9 participants and slots are expected to fill up quickly.

Events

The first Decolonizing Representations: Past, Present and Future workshop focusing on the historical legacy of UF through creating a digital walking tour is today, from 8:30-5 in Smathers 100.  You can register on the livelink on the attached flyer or on the website.  https://decolonizingrepresentations.com

FLMNH Seminar Series this afternoon:  Please join us this afternoon, October 25th, for the next seminar in our FLMNH seminar series at 3PM in the Dickinson Hall seminar room, 371. Dr. Melissa Kemp (Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology & Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin) will be presenting “Lizard diversity in the anthropocene: a paleontological perspective”

The Libraries are holding their first FALL FESTIVAL on Wednesday, October 30 from 10 am – 2 pm on the Reitz Lawn.  All Libraries plus Academic Research Consulting & Services (ARCS) will participate with games and information on the best the Libraries have to offer, along with free t-shirts, snacks, live music and therapy dogs!

Speculative Archaeology: The Politics of Disaster Debris – Shannon Dawdy (University of Chicago) November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Smathers Library 100 The debris pile from 134,000 New Orleans buildings damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina is visible from space. Although there was some effort to recycle materials through a little-known global market in demolition debris, most of the rubble amassed in place. In the future, archaeologists might reasonably consider the hurricane landfill a monumental structure. Trash is political.  In addition, there will be a workshop with Professor Dawdy on Repurposing the Past for the Future with Digital Technologies, November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am in Marston Library L136.  More info here.

Job Board

Gettysburg College:   The Department of Anthropology at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology beginning August 2020. We seek an archaeologist who specializes in public archaeology, museum studies, and/or stakeholder-community relations and who is committed to collaborating with indigenous or historically marginalized groups in knowledge production and representation. Their geographical focus can be based in the Americas, Africa, or Asia-Pacific. Find the complete job description here

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociocultural anthropology at the assistant professor level, beginning on 1 September 2020. The department seeks a candidate whose work complements the existing strengths of the department and who can make contributions to our undergraduate major in anthropology, our concentration in Global Health and Migration, and our Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree.   The full job ad is posted here: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/22925.

National Council on Preservation Education Academic Year 2020 Internships is seeking a program specialist in the Tribal Historic Preservation Program, Cultural Resources Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Program Specialist: 

The Tribal Historic Preservation Program (THPP) is the National Park Service (NPS) office responsible for reviewing and approving applications submitted by federally recognized Tribes to enter into Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) partnerships with the NPS. Working with NPS staff, the intern will support the THPP by assisting with tracking and reviewing partnership applications, as well as providing grant and annual report review support to 194 approved THPO Partnership Programs. Duties will include processing and aggregating annual activities reports, document tracking/filing, and serving as a point of contact between the THPP and THPOs, as well as other NPS programs that support THPOs. Additional duties may include documenting and archiving THPP library items and tracking, reviewing, and drafting responses to incoming Tribal Historic Preservation Officer inquiries and program plans for review and approval by Program Staff. Depending on the applicant’s strengths and interests, duties could also include developing outreach materials for social media and web contexts and identifying new opportunities to reach out to prospective applicants. Experience in one or more of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Native American/Indigenous Studies, or Public Administration (or a related field). Experience with the National Historic Preservation Act or experience/enthusiasm for working with tribal cultural and historical resource management is preferred. Other required skills include: knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, experience with file or database management, and strong written communication and editing skills. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to submit a writing sample. Located in Washington, D.C. (1200 hours)

Stipends and Eligibility

Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received Fall 2018 or later). On the listing the graduation date is listed as January 2019 or later, but I’ve been advised that the window is a year prior to applying. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in NCPE’s program. Previous interns must stay within this overall limit.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

Hi All,

The Friday Scrapbook is back after a two-week hiatus, so it is only fitting it comes out on a Thursday! Some Items from around the Department:

Coffee Symposium Starts Today!

The University of Florida Coffee Research Symposium will be held October 17-19.  Organized by our very own Chris LeClere, the deadline to submit a presentation or poster proposal for the first ever UF Coffee Research Symposium is quickly approaching! This three day event is being held at Aloft Hotel and will bring together international industry professionals and researchers who have a common interest in coffee (or caffeine). There will be coffee tastings, demonstrations, and discussions. The cost is free for all UF students, faculty, and staff and lunch is provided Saturday and Sunda.   www.ufcoffeeresearch.com for more information or email the conference organizer Chris LeClere cleclere@ufl.edu.

Publications

Dr. Dan Contreras has a new publication in the newest issue of Science Advances, “Earliest occupation of the Central Aegean (Naxos), Greece: Implications for hominin and Homo sapiens’ behavior and dispersals.”  You can find the article here.

2019 Doctoral Travel Research Awardees

Congratulations to Josefina Vasquez Matt Rooney, and Taylor Polvodore, all of whom were winners of the 2019 Summer Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award.  The awards provide funds for student travel to support their dissertation research.

Potlatch Success!

This year’s Potlatch was a tremendous success, with a fundraising total in excess of $4800!  As you know, the funds raised at Potlatch go to support the graduate student travel fund.  I understand that winning bids in the auction came from as far away as Hong Kong.  And special thanks to Brittany Mistretta for doing tremendous work in planning and organizing the event, and to all of the students who volunteered their time and labor to make it such a success.  Special thanks to Mark Brenner and Susan Milbrath for hosting.

Dr. Barbara Purdy in the Florida Gator

Dr. Barbara Purdy was recently featured in the Florida Gator, the UF Alumni Association Magazine. Dr. Purdy was UF Anthropology’s first Ph.D. graduate, and the article makes it clear that the only thing she’s “failed” at is retirement.  The website for the magazine is here, but the new issue is right off the presses and not posted yet. I’ve attached the article to this email.

Upcoming talks

Please join us Friday afternoon, October 18th, for the next seminar in the FLMNH seminar series at 3PM in the Dickinson Hall seminar room, 371. Dr. Andrea Lucky (Assistant Professor, Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida) will be presenting “Pavement ants to population genomics: how public participatory science can benefit invasion science”

On Friday, October 18th at 4pm in Smathers 100, Prof. Simon Goldhill, a renowned humanist and Classicist from the University of Cambridge will be talking about “The Infrastructure of Tolerance.” Find the link here.  ​This lecture examines how we might understand the relationship between urban infrastructures, and the logics of exclusion and inclusion around which the category of citizenship is understood and cultural identities are formed. It looks in particular at the role of city planners and some past urban planning projects that had the effect of brutalizing social life in urban areas. In studying these examples, we can see how the politics of fear play a major role in the shaping of urban atmosphere.

Please join the Humanities Center on October 24 and 25 for two events with Professor Ana-Lucia Araujo (Howard University, Department of History) as part of the Center’s 2019-20 speaker series: Rethinking the Public Sphere: Part 1 – Race and the Promise of Participation.  Dr. Araujo’s public lecture, “Museums and Slavery: Engaging the Past and the Present in the Public Sphere” will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday October 24, 2019 in Smathers Library 100.  More information here.

Job Board

The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) is seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral project on subsistence strategies in mixed economies.  The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The overarching aims of the project are to consider the relationships between socioeconomic status, kinship, environmental variability and subsistence decision-making in mixed economies. From an applied perspective, the research also seeks to identify cultural factors that promote Inuit food security and well-being. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to conduct analyses of existing foraging, social network, economic, and/or qualitative interview data from an Inuit community in Nunavik, Canada. Potential topical foci for the postdoctoral research may include food transfers, land use patterns, prey and patch choice during foraging, among other possibilities.

The contract period is for 3 years, and the appointment is based in Leipzig.  More details here.

 

Enjoy the coffee conference!

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

 

Hi All,

It’s the Friday the 13th/Full Moon Edition of the Scrapbook.  This spooky combo only happens every 20-30 years, so be sure to save your copy:  this rare issue might be worth money someday on Ebay!

Some Items from around the Department:

Upcoming Events

Potlatch this year is October 12 — less than a month away!  For those of you new to UF, Potlatch is one of our annual rites of intensification and a significant fundraiser to help support our graduate students by auctioning off departmental artifacts, relics, and other items of dubious provenance  If you have legacy items for the auction, you may drop them off in our main office in Turlington. If you have an item you’d like to donate, you may also bring that to the main office in Turlington, preferably with a note about what it is and what it might be used for.  Alternatively, if  you’d like to directly to the Graduate Student Travel Fund, you may write a check, payable to the Graduate Student Travel Fund, sent directly to Karen Jones in our main office.  Watch this space for a signup sheet for volunteers.

Got coffee? The University of Florida Coffee Research Symposium will be held October 17-19.  Organized by our very own Chris LeClere, the deadline to submit a presentation or poster proposal for the first ever UF Coffee Research Symposium is quickly approaching! This three day event is being held at Aloft Hotel and will bring together international industry professionals and researchers who have a common interest in coffee (or caffeine). There will be coffee tastings, demonstrations, and discussions. The cost is free for all UF students, faculty, and staff and lunch is provided Saturday and Sunday. Both graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.   www.ufcoffeeresearch.com for more information or email the conference organizer Chris LeClere cleclere@ufl.edu

Publications

Dr. John Krigbaum and graduate student Kylie Williamson are co-authors on a new paper, “The dead shall be raised”: Multidisciplinary analysis of human skeletons reveals complexity in 19th century immigrant socioeconomic history and identity in New Haven, Connecticut, published earlier this week in PLoS One.  (Find the article here; a summary from Yale University is here). dr. George Kamenov in Geological Sciences at UF is also an author on this paper.  Congratulations to all!

Intersections

Intersections Group on Ethics in the Public Sphere will hold their first Ethics Cafe event on Immigration on, Monday, September 16th in Smathers 100.  An Ethics Café is an informal gathering where people with diverse perspectives and experiences can talk about issues that matter to them. The goal is to facilitate reasoned, constructive, and civil conversations in which all the participants are able to join, and from which all will learn. Facilitators will be on hand to assist, but the cafes are student driven and open-ended.  Interested?  Want to know more?  You can contact Danielle Barrientos, Intersections Program Coordinator at humanities-center@ufl.edu or find their newsletter here.

Job Board

The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach is happy to announce a tenure track position in Biological Anthropology at the Assistant Professor rank. Successful candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2020. The faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate classes in support of anthropology and human development majors. Please see the full position description for examples. The applicants’ research area is open but ideal candidates will demonstrate experience working with living human populations and solid foundation in evolutionary theory and biological and biocultural theories and methods. We are particularly interested in applicants committed to undergraduate teaching, graduate student mentoring and the ability to involve students in research projects. Applicants whose work and experience demonstrates a strong commitment to the success of diverse students are particularly encouraged to apply.  For a full description of the position and information on how to apply, please go to the following link: http://www.csulb.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-affairs/assistant-professor-of-biological-anthropology-2578

The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social-Cultural Anthropology with a demonstrated expertise in food and culture, a commitment to ethnographic research, and success in interdisciplinary collaboration and comparative work.

While preference will be given to scholars whose research addresses US food systems or comparative US/global food systems, we will also consider applicants working in other regions. Topical specializations might include: the intersections of contemporary food systems, environment/climate, and social change, food justice, food (in)security, and sustainability, and/or the political economies of food production, trade, and consumption at local, national, and international levels. More at https://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/12758088/assistant-professor-anthropology-of-food.  Applications due October 15th.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

Awards Section

MD-PhD trainee and anthropology student Chu Hsiao was awarded a 5-year $219,000 NIH F30 NRSA award, “Biocultural investigation of maternal adversity on gene expression and RNA methylation in the placenta” under the mentorship of Drs. Connie Mulligan and Maureen Keller-Wood. The F30/31 NRSA is one of the most prestigious fellowships an MD-PhD trainee can possibly obtain. She is the first student in CLAS (never mind Anthropology) to have received this grant. Congratulations Chu!

Introducing the New Florida Journal of Anthropology

I’m pleased to announce the establishment of the New Florida Journal of Anthropology.  As many of you old-timers know, FASA published the Florida Journal of Anthropology between 1976-1995.  Megan Hanna Fry has volunteered to be the editor of the reboot, which will be both peer-reviewed and published online.  Megan is also working with our Anthropology Librarian, Dr. Ginessa Mahar, to digitize the journals from the original run.  Watch this space for future updates.

Save the Date for Potlatch

Mark your calendars!  Potlatch is coming on October 12.  Which means:

If you have legacy items for the auction, you may drop them off in our main office in Turlington.

If you have an item you’d like to donate, you may also bring that to the main office in Turlington, preferably with a note about what it is and what it might be used for.

Alternatively, if  you’d like to directly donate cold, hard cash, to the Graduate Student Travel Fund, you may write a check, payable to the Graduate Student Travel Fund, sent directly to Karen Jones in our main office.

If you’re interested in volunteering, there will be a signup sheet for volunteers forthcoming.

Dorian Recovery Efforts

Many of you have already seen this from Dean Richardson on the devastation in the Bahamas, but I wanted to repost it here:  The level of devastation was immense, and the dangers for the residents of the islands will be many in the days and weeks to come.  UF faculty, staff and students are already participating in relief efforts.

Here are news resources from the New York Times that show the impact of the storm on the Bahamas and its people (access to the New York Times is free for students, faculty and staff – see how to get access at  https://news.hr.ufl.edu/technology/did-you-know-uf-offers-free-online-subscriptions-to-the-new-york-times-wall-street-journal/) :

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/04/world/americas/bahamas-damage-hurricane-dorian.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/world/americas/bahamas-stunned-as-water-recedes-its-like-a-bomb-went-off.html

The NYT has also provided a list of relief agencies, which you can find here.  One of the listed agencies, HeadKnowles, provides timely relief with critical supplies to the people of the Bahamas.  Two CLAS graduate students from the Bahamas, Justin Smith (Chemistry) and Kirsten G. Klein (Psychology) are working locally to assist in getting supplies to the agency for transport from Florida.  You can contact Justin at for information on how to help.

 

Upcoming Lectures

FLMNH Seminar Series This afternoon, September 6th, the next seminar in the FLMNH seminar series will be held at 3PM in the Dickinson Hall seminar room, 371. Dr. Bruce MacFadden (Distinguished Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History) will be presenting “Broader Impacts of Science on Society: The Florida Museum Connection”

Scudder Lecture Series: What are we to make of the 81% of Evangelical Christians who support Donald Trump? What effects have Trump’s administration had on American Evangelicalism?  The Department of Religion, as part of its annual Scudder Lecture Series, invites you to this timely event: Donald Trump and the Death of Evangelical Christianity, given by Dr. Randall Balmer.  Dr. Balmer is the  John Phillips Professor in Religion and Director, Society of Fellow at Dartmouth College.  The lecture will be delivered in the Pugh Hall Ocora on Tuesday, September 10th at 6 pm.  The event is co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

 

That’s all for now. Enjoy your weekend!

 

Pete Collings

Associate Professor and Chair

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Florida

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!