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Congratulations To Our Outstanding Students

  • Congratulations to JP (mentor Hamilton) for winning the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Life Sciences!
  • Kyleigh Hoelscher, an undergraduate honor's student in the department of Anthropology (mentor Taylor), has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from Texas State University to support her honor's thesis research on how people experience food insecurity during the holidays.
  • MA graduate, Caryn Tegtmeyer (mentor Hamilton), is now Dr. Tegtmeyer! Caryn recently passed her dissertation defense at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Anthropology Student Awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Kyleigh Hoelscher, an undergraduate student in the department of Anthropology, has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from Texas State University to support her honor's thesis research on how people experience food insecurity during the holidays.

Dr. Kate Spradley to Give Invited Lecture at Rice University

Dr. Spradley will discuss the humanitarian and human rights crisis pertaining to the migrants that die in South Texas.  This lecture will take place October 26, 2017 in Sewall Hall on the Rice University Campus.

Dr. Kate Spradley Awarded Grant From The Homeland Security Grants Division

Dr. Kate Spradley has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) through the Office of the Governor to continue her work with Operation ID.

Dr. Jill Pruetz Invited to Film Premiere and Interviewed by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Jill Pruetz was invited to the premier of the new film “Jane” and she was also interviewed by Neil deGrasse Tyson for a National Geographic StarTalk episode with Jane Goodall.  You can find the link to interview clips on our news page.

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