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Dr. Carolyn Boyd Awarded the Curtis D. Tunnell Lifetime Achievement Award in Archeology

The Texas Historical Commission selected Dr. Carolyn Boyd as this year’s recipient of the Curtis D. Tunnell Lifetime Achievement Award in Archeology.  Named in honor of former State Archeologist and Texas Historical Commission Executive Director Curtis Tunnell, this award recognizes an individual for outstanding lifetime accomplishments in archeological research and/or preservation.

Also, Shumla made the cover of American Archaeology magazine!

Congratulations To Our Outstanding Students

  • Congratulations to JP Fancher (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.

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