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Dr. Kent Reilly Receives Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Kent Reilly who was recently awarded a Lannan Foundation Community and Ethnographic Studies grant for over $18,000. 

MA Student, Alejandro Allen, awarded NSF Grant

Cultural anthropology MA student, Alejandro Allen (Advisor Dr. Nicole Taylor) has been awarded an REG (Research Experience for Graduates) grant from the National Science Foundation to study how college students experience food insecurity.

Dr. Carolyn Boyd to Participate in the 2018 Rock Art Colloquium

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Boyd who has been invited to participate in the 2018 Rock Art Colloquium this summer, sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute. The attendees are leaders in rock art conservation and management from around the world.

The report from the first (2015) colloquium is available for download from the Getty Conservation Institute site.

CAS Welcomes New Associate Director

Congratulations to Dr. Jodi Jacobson who has been chosen as the new Associate Director of the Center for Archaeology Studies.  Jodi comes to CAS from TRC in Austin where she was a Senior Archaeologist, Project Manager, Office Practice Lead, National Program Director for Tower Environmental Compliance, and Central Region Market Director.

Dr. Jill Pruetz and one of her students from Iowa State made the NY Times front page! 

The apes of Senegal’s Fongoli savanna may offer hints to how our own ancestors moved out of the woodlands, shed their fur and started walking upright.”

This piece is based on their paper, “The costs of living at the edge: Seasonal stress in wild savanna-dwelling chimpanzees,” published in the Journal of Human Evolution.

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