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Notre Dame Students Carry on Peace House Tradition

Author: Kate Cohorst

A group of University of Notre Dame seniors are taking their peace studies beyond the classroom with an ongoing experiment in intentional community. The students who live in the off-campus Peace House each year are generally College of Arts and Letters seniors with a supplementary major or minor in peace studies and an interest in social justice and international issues.

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Benn Torres Leads New Molecular Anthropology Lab

Author: Shannon Chapla

Assistant Professor Jada Benn Torres uses genetics to research the distribution of diseases across populations, with a primary focus on women’s reproductive health. Notre Dame’s first molecular anthropologist, she recently celebrated the opening of her laboratory, where tools and techniques developed in molecular genetics are brought to bear on anthropological questions.

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Susan Blum Researches the Truth About Plagiarism

Author: Joanna Basile

From one culture to another—and from each generation to the next—the definitions of lying and deception are understood differently. This can cause people to doubt or mistrust each other’s integrity, including in academia where the originality of ideas is especially prized and plagiarism especially abhorred.

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Anthropology Alumni Dig Deeper

Author: Mike Weiler

 

The following recent graduates from the Department of Anthropology have chosen to continue their studies by pursuing graduate degrees in the United States and abroad.

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13 Freshmen Earn 2009-10 Public Anthropology Awards

Author: Lisa Walenceus

The Center for Public Anthropology (CPA) has recognized 13 first-year students for op-ed articles they submitted to its 2009–10 Community Action Project competition. More than 7,500 students from 28 U.S. colleges and universities submitted work to the CPA op-ed challenge this year. Only the top five percent of entrants are given awards.

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Fuentes and Rotman Lead Undergraduate Research Presentations at AAA Meeting

Author: Department of Anthropology

The annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the largest gathering of anthropologists in the world, which also makes it an amazing place for undergraduate anthropology students to present their work. For its 108th meeting in December 2009, the AAA invited Notre Dame faculty Agustín Fuentes, professor, and Deborah Rotman, professor and director of undergraduate studies, to organize a poster session titled “First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology.”

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Talking Turkey With Kyle Bocinsky '08

Author: Lisa Walenceus

From A.D. 550 to 1300, the ancient Puebloans inhabited the Four Corners region of the American Southwest, the place where four states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah—now meet.

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Senior Ryan Lash to Receive Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author: Lisa Walenceus

Ryan Lash, a senior majoring in medieval studies and anthropology, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. He is one of only 29 American students who will become new Gates Scholars in 2010–2011. More than 800 U.S. students applied for this honor in the 2009 competition.

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Researchers in the Making

Author: Susan Sheridan, Associate Professor

Every summer, Jaime Ullinger, a 1999 anthropology major who also just earned her PhD, and I host a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program in bioarchaeology.
 
And as we begin our 10th year, it is nice to reflect upon—dare I say brag about?—the accomplishments of our alums.…

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