We continue to make great progress on reaching our endowment goal thanks to the generous contributions of our friends and alumni.
We have until May 31, 2013 to reach $25,000, and as of today, we have raised $21,988. If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, and help to establish a legacy in the department, you can do so online with just one click.
For more information about this project and the history behind the scholarship, click here
Colorado State University Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA), Dr. Jason LaBelle has been designated a recipient of the Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation. Read more
Dr. Mark Moritz, ecological anthropologist and visiting professor from Ohio State University, will present a lecture on West African dryland use, on Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m.
For the past 20 years, Moritz has been investigating pastoral adaptations to changing environmental and social conditions. Currently, he is working on several projects with colleagues at The Ohio State University and Maroua University in Cameroon.
We invite you to join us for this special event. Come chat with Dr. Moritz and enjoy some light refreshments before his lecture on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Virginia Dale conference room in the Lory Student Center.
In 2010, a colleague from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dr. Julien Riel-Salvatore, recognizing that we have an unusually high concentration of scholars up and down the Front Range who specialize in different aspects of Neandertal behavior and paleobiology, invited a number of scholars and their students from academic institutions and archaeological contract firms across the Front Range for a day long workshop at CU, Denver.
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to host the second Front Range Neandertal Workshop on February 23, 2013. The workshop, which will be held in the Behavioral Sciences building, room 107, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and feature faculty presentations and student posters. Check out the Today@colostate article and click here for a full schedule of events.
Alumna, Susan Harness, will give a lecture on her research on transracial and transnational Indian adoption on Thursday, February 7 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Greyrock Conference Room in the LSC.
Join us for light refreshments and an afternoon of conversation with faculty, friends and fellow anthropology alumni. Read More
Chris Counts is a double major in anthropology and biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. Not only has he excelled in academics, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, but his extracurricular calendar leaves little room for improvement.
It is due to these outstanding achievements, both in and out of the classroom that Counts was recently awarded the Marshall Scholarship.
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Florencia Pezzuttie, adjunct professor in the Department of anthropology and a Ph.D. student in the interdisciplinary graduate degree program in ecology, has been nominated to be an international fellow. Congratulations on this honor, Florencia!
Saturday night marked a great success for Dr. Jason LaBelle and colleague Dr. Pete Seel. They debuted their documentary film, Stone and Steel at the Top of the World about the ancient hunters of the Colorado high country, the Moffat Road railway, and the amazing history that is Rollins Pass. Read more
Alumna, Susan Harness, was interviewed recently for her work and research on American Indian transracial adoption. Her interview aired on Montana Public Radio on their program In Other Words. Her research, which looks at American Indian transracial adoption and its intersection with race, history and class, will be discussed in detail at a public lecture next spring. To listen to this interview, please visit the MTPR.org website
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to view a series of short environmental documentary films, which explore East African pastoralists' diverse perspectives on the challenges they face while adapting to climate change and other changes. November 28th, from 7 to 10 p.m., in Room 131 of the Behavioral Sciences building, at Colorado State University. Read more
Check out this neat story featured in the Native Sun News about a documentary being filmed on Pine Ridge Reservation. Dr. Kathy Sherman is mentioned for encouraging the authors of the film to pursue their story. Read More
The 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America is being held this week in Portland where more than 4,000 students, scientists and researchers will gather to present papers and discuss environmental challenges facing our world.
On Monday, CSU researcher, Robin Reid and co-authors, including Anthropology professor, Kathy Galvin, were awarded the 2012 ESA Sustainability Science Award, which is granted for a single scholarly contribution published in the past five years and marking the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. Full press
Congratulations to Kimberlyn Roland for best integration of the subfields, Erin Hatlestad for best overall presentation and to Debra McCarthy for best use of primary data! For a complete list of all capstone presentations, please click here. As usual, we we impressed with the amazing work that went into these projects. Great job to all our graduating seniors!!
Thanks to one of our students, Micaela Villa, for capturing these amazing dancers at last week's intertribal powwow. Watch now!
Recently, Dr. Hector Fouce, visiting scholar and professor of Communications and Popular Music at Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, presented on a paper which discussed the blurred lines of a traditional children's song from Southern Spain which has made its way into popular culture: the blurred origins of Macarena, a "borrowed" tune. Read full article here
CSU masters graduate, Francois Dengah, was recently honored as a recipient of the Richard A. Krause Award. This honor is in recognition of "outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service by a graduate student." Dengah is pictured at left in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, while conducting field work. A current doctoral student at the University of Alabama, Dengah has achieved a distinguished record of research, publication and teaching. Read more
CSU is hosting a joint Conference of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA) and the annual intertribal contest Powwow and Indian Art Market this weekend.. The Conference and Powwow will run through Sunday afternoon, April 22.
We are still looking for volunteers which allows free admittance to the conference and powwow. If you are interested, please email: email@example.com
The annual meeting of the Colorado Council for Professional Archaeologists was held in Durango recently and included a symposium session in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Morris who taught in the department from 1970-1988. This conference happened to coincide with Morris's 80th birthday and in celebration, Dr. Jason LaBelle and friend of the department, Kelly Pool of Metcalf Archaeology, organized a luncheon in her honor. Read more
Dr. Jason Sibold, geography professor, presented at our April Anthropology Connections Lecture. He discussed his research on identifying the role of Native American fire use in pre-EuroAmerican records of fire history. Stay tuned for future Anthropology Connections events!
Guest lecturer and Fulbright scholar, Dr. Bakhodir Pasilov, from Eastern Washington University and the Institute of History in Tashkent, Uzbekistan spoke about tolerance and religious identity on Tuesday, March 27 at 3pm in Clark A-26.
A local man has decided to tackle a big issue. Pine Beetle kill, a problem that plagues Colorado forests, will provide an opportunity for jobs and even new housing for many inhabitants of the Pine Rigde reservation. Read more
Dr. Kate Browne is writing a book about the process of recovery after Hurricane Katrina. In honor of Mardi Gras celebrations, Browne shared her extensive research of the New Orleans area and this annual tradition. Read the interview.
Join us February 23, in the Plant Sciences Building, room W9 for a presentation on building your network and resume writing. This will be the first in a 3-part series on how to land the job in the field you want. Don't miss out!
Brown Bag Lecture, February 23rd, will be at 12:20 in the LSC, room 230. Come hear Dr. LaBelle discuss Archaeology!
Anthropology Professor, Kathleen Galvin, has been invited through the American Anthropological Association to join a new Global Climate Change Task Force.
The Dean's list recognizes those students who achieved a high standard in their work throughout the course of the academic year. Congratulations to our Anthropology students who were honored on the Dean's List this past year..
The Generosity of our Friends - In 1972 when Dr. Terry Haynes graduated with his bachelors degree in applied anthropology at CSU, there was no way he could have known what was in store for him. He did know that he wanted to continue to study in the field, and under the mentorship of Dr. Jack Schultz pursued his graduate degree. Read more
Five authors came together to co-write a book that has won them international recognition. Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts, was published in 2011 and addresses issues of indigenous cultural heritage and the challenges that arise in the co-management of natural resources among these populations. Congratulations to Kathleen Pickering Sherman, Jeffrey Snodgrass, Annie Ross, Richard Sherman, and Henry Delore on winning this year’s John Mulvaney Book Award.
New colors will are available in galaxy and black. Limited sizing still available in pomegranite and cinder colors. Come get them while they last! Check out the new colors! Only $15!
Congratulations to Kate Browne, Lynn Kwiatkowski Stephen Leisz and Kathy Sherman on their awards of Professional Development Program (PDP) support. PDP awards are devoted to supporting the research and creative activities of our faculty. Projects are awarded funding in order of priority based on completion, publication, performance and creative process. Read more
Distinguished Anthropologist, Carol Stack, Emeritus Professor, gave an incredible lecture at the Student Senate Chambers Monday afternoon. More than 120 students, colleagues, and local community members gathered to hear Dr. Stack speak about her research. Earlier in the day, Dr. Stack spent time with a group of professors on campus teaching a writing ethnography seminar and ended her visit Tuesday morning with a conversation for students on minimum wage and the various meanings that we attach to our own earning potential across class. Thank you to Dr. Carol Stack and to the Anthropology Graduate Student Society for helping to bring this Distinguished Guest Lecturer to campus.
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability recently named the 2011-2012 awards for Global Challenges Research Teams and Cultural Anthropology professor Kathy Galvin has been selected as one of the principal investigators on one of the teams.
On April 30, 2011, we celebrated the work and legacy of Dr. Esther Pressel with a luncheon at the Wild Boar Coffee House.
A $1 million gift to CSU's Department of Anthropology will help support better understanding of the role that Native Americans played in forming the cultural and ecological landscapes of the southern Rocky Mountains.
The Department has much to celebrate this year as a number of our own have been recognized for their high caliber teaching. Dr. Katherine Browne received one of six 2011 Best Teacher Awards and was selected from nearly 300 nominations.
A study recently published by Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass, associate professor of anthropology at Colorado State, examines types of video gaming experiences and the effects they can have on playersâ€™ lives, including their self-reported levels of stress, life satisfaction and happiness.