Friday Bulletin November 10, 2017

Published: November 20th, 2017

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin

Department Achievements

Connie Mulligan and Kia Fuller

Vice President’s First-Generation Research Fund: Title: Use of personal social networks to better understand academic performance and anxiety symptoms in first-generation students at the University of Florida. Funded: $5,090.

Brittany Mistretta

Winner of the Society for American Archaeology, Zooarchaeology Interest Group logo competition.

Debra Rodman
UF Department of Anthropology alum, Dr. Debra Rodman, won the seat in the 73rd District of Virginia’s House of Delegates.  Dr. Rodman received her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2006, with Dr. Maxine Margolis as her supervisory committee chair.

Items of Interest

Special Topics Course Spring 2018: Agriculture, Environment and Livelihoods
Special Topics course in the Spring – Agriculture, Environment, and Livelihoods. It is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.  This interdisciplinary course is designed to teach students about the principles of sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) and to explore the challenges to achieve SAI. We will begin with the history, science and impact of agricultural intensification, including the Green Revolution that doubled global food supplies between 1970 and 1995.  We explore the effects of agricultural intensification on the environment (water quality, greenhouse gases, biodiversity), and human livelihoods (income, food security, nutrition). Though the focus is on developing countries the course will include temperate and regional comparisons for a broader understanding of the global food production system.  The course will combine readings and discussions sessions with occasional assignments.  There is an opportunity to take an additional section on data analysis that includes a specific topic of interest to the student.         Mark Musumba and Cheryl Palm.


The Florida Academy of Sciences (FAS) is soliciting submissions (paper, poster, and video) for its annual meeting, which will be held at Barry University in Miami Shores FL, 9-10 March 2018. The abstract deadline is 15 December 2017, but early submissions are strongly encouraged. See the attached document for submission, registration, and meeting details (please visit for submission of the abstract, as the URL provided in the call is broken). Remember, FAS also has a journal to which you can submit your presented research for publication!

Road Maps for Planning Fundable Proposals: Preparing to Apply for Funding in the Humanities

Bess de Farber (UF Smathers Libraries Grants Manager)
Monday, 13 November – 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Library West 211
This humanities fellowship- and grant-writing workshop will teach humanities scholars and students how to navigate funding websites in the humanities to confirm eligibility and appropriateness, and to create a checklist to plan a successful proposal submission. Participants will learn how to prepare proposal checklists using sponsor guidelines that can be found on the funding agency’s website, to ensure that applicants can successfully prepare a competitive proposal that fulfills the sponsor’s requirements to the letter.
What should you bring?

*   We will meet in a computer lab, but some participants may be sharing a computer. Please bring a suitable method of taking notes.
*   If you have an idea of a funding agency whose fellowships and grants you are interested in exploring, please bring it with you.
What will you get from this?

*   An understanding of how to navigate funding agency websites
*   An understanding of how to know what a funding agency does and does not want to fund
*   A concrete plan for undertaking your next fellowship or grant proposal for a specific funding opportunity
How do I RSVP?

*   This event is open to all faculty and graduate students in the humanities, as well as advanced undergraduate students preparing funding proposals.
*   Seating is limited so please RSVP to<> with your name, department, and appointment (e.g., faculty, PhD student, MA student, etc.) by Wednesday November 8th.

Bess de Farber is the University of Florida Libraries’ grants manager, and previously served as the University of Arizona Libraries’ grants manager. She has provided grantsmanship instruction throughout the past 28 years, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries. Her research interest is asset-based collaboration development. As a certified professional facilitator through the International Association of Facilitators, she invented the CoLAB Planning Series®, large group processes, for individuals and organizations seeking new collaborative partnerships. This process has served more than 2,500 individuals and 600 organizations since 2002. de Farber has served on grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Arizona State TRIF (Technology Research Initiative Fund) Awards, and The Children’s Trust (Dade County). As program officer for the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties and Palm Beach County Cultural Council she managed the allocation of funds for arts and culture, human and race relations, and social services. She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California. She is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians<> (2016), and co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits<> (2017).

*   This event is part of the 2017-18 humanities fellowship- and grant-writing series organized by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the CLAS Dean’s Office and the UF Office of Research.
*   For more information, please email<>.

Job Calls

Sacramento State

Tenure Track Instructional Faculty
Biological Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Wichita State University

Cultural Anthropology Faculty Position
The appointment is made at the level of Assistant Professor to fill a position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology with a focus on North American ethnography.  The screening of applications will begin on November 10, 2017, but the applications continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

We would greatly appreciate if you would disseminate the attached advertisement to colleagues who may be looking for a position and to Ph.D. candidates in your department who meet the criteria outlined in the description and will graduate with degree in hand by the time of the start of the position.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our department.
Search keyword: Cultural


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