Assistant Professor Dr. Jocelyn Chua has received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her win was featured in an insert of the University Gazette, where her high lecture ratings and influence on students was detailed. Congratulations, Jocelyn!
Dr. Anna Agbe-Davies has authored a recently published book, Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia: Little Tubes of Mighty Power, which explores the economic and social power surrounding the production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia and the difficulty of correlating objects with cultural identities.
Dr. Vin Steponaitis was featured in a UNC Spotlight recently. The feature detailed his work with Drs. Steve Davis, Jr. and Brett Riggs in the field of Archaeology. Included in the feature was some history on the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, their introductions to the field, and their contribution to the historical knowledge of North Carolina.
Chosen from among 200 applicants, Ashley Peles has won a place in the Institute for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their meetings which will more deeply develop skill and practice in digital archaeology will take place on Michigan State University’s campus in August of 2015 and 2016.
We are proud of the great work she is doing and support her participation in this wonderful opportunity!
Wired Magazine has featured Dr. Silvia Tomášková in an article entitled We Need to Stop Ignoring Women Scientists. The article reports on Tomášková’s own efforts to raise her student’s consciousness when it comes to contemporary women scientists’ work.
Anthropologist Dr. Catherine Besteman of Colby College will visit UNC at Chapel Hill for two major events. On Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30 PM in Room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center, Dr. Besteman will present “Somalia’s Global Civil War: A Story of How Farmers Become Refugees”. The event is free and open to all area faculty and graduate students of any discipline. Contact Stacey Sewall for more information. She will then discuss the experiences of Somali Bantu refugees in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday, April 9th at 12:30 PM in Room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center in a talk titled “Hostile Charity: Humanitarianism(?), Assimilation(?), and Somali Bantu Refugees in Maine” as part of the Middle East Refugees Awareness Week. For more information on this event, contact Emma Harver.
Dr. Besteman’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the African Studies Center, the Carolina Seminars Program, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Department of History, and the Department of African, African-American & Diaspora Studies.
Using a site preservation grant from the AIA and as members of the Proyecto Arqueologíco Colaborativo del Oriente de Yucatán, Patricia McAnany and Sarah Rowe are working with Ivan Batún of the State Archives of the Yucatan on a collaborative archaeology project in Tahcabo focused on heritage issue awareness and promoting preservation strategies.
A video with more detailed information about this important work can be viewed here.
*Arthur Cade Barefoot *Nicole Davis *Madeline McCleary Gillon
*Corinne Celeste Goudreault *Nicholas Li-wen Hatcher *Jane Parker Jacobson
*Carson Elizabeth Rouse *Ava Noelle Wells
*Caitlin Bissette Biddell *Yasemin Canan Cole *Rachel Elizabeth Jordan
*Sarah McWilliams Kennedy *Lana Nichole Nye *Susan Elise Pizzolato
*Claire Elizabeth Porter *Mary Kaitlyn Tsai