K. Anne Pyburn, a professor in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2013 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award, which honors an Indiana University Bloomington faculty member for outstanding research and teaching. Full Story»
Dr. Andrea Wiley has been elected President of the Human Biology Association. The HBA is the largest professional organization of human biologists, and has an international and national membership. Its members (fellows) come from a variety of life sciences disciplines, including anthropology. Dr. Wiley will take office at the annual meetings in April in Knoxville, TN as the President-elect. She will begin her term as President in 2014 for a 2 year term. Previously Dr. Wiley served as the associationís Secretary-Treasurer (2008-2012).
For more information about the Human Biology Association see www.humbio.org
The IUB Anthropology Graduate Association Symposium, which will take place on February 22nd to 24th, 2013 is featured in the AAA blog. The post is by Robert Mahaney of Indiana University.
Provost Professor of Anthropology Richard Wilk is now serving as a member of the AAA task force on Climate Change. This column from the AAA website describes how he got involved in working on this topic.»
Richard Wilk has been appointed to the American Anthropological Association's new Global Climate Change Task Force. Full Story»
Professor Richard Wilk Honored
The faculty of humanities at the Lund University has decided to confer on Professor Richard Wilk the title of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa. The degree will be conferred at graduation in Lund on 25 May.
Founded in 1666, Lund University is today one of the largest, oldest and broadest universities in Scandinavia and is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. Lund University has an excellent academic reputation with a large number of visiting professors and international students.
Dr Schumaker, Vice President of Life Sciences at the Indianapolis Zoo and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at IUB was interviewed last week about his book on animal tool use. Full Story»
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Virginia J. Vitzthum this year. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Full Story»
Anthropology doctoral student Chi-Hoon Kim chosen to be a student blogger for the special series on Food Studies for the well-known GRIST environmental website Full Story»