Department of Anthropology
|Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award
Congratulations to Petra Banks, mentor Nick Herrmann, who was awarded a Love of Learning Award by the Phi Kappa Phi honor society based on her superior academic record and life/career ambitions. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective multidisciplinary honor society in the United States.
|Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant Winner
Congratulations to Kaelyn Dobson, mentor Dr. Jill Pruetz, who has received a Graduate Research Grant from Lambda Alpha the National Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology.
Her research is on the impacts of facilities’ protocols on captive primate species’ gut microbiomes through comparisons of the biodiversity and composition of Saimiri gut microbiomes through fecal sample analysis. This research builds on previous knowledge of primate gut humanization in captive scenarios by identifying detailed information on the influencing characteristics of captive housing and management. Results will provide implications to the impacts of captive primate living with recommendations for best practices regarding housing, grouping, interactions, conservation plans, human proximity protocols for captive and wild primates and considerations for future interactions with primates. She was additionally awarded the Lambda Charles R. Jenkins Award by recommendation of the Theta chapter of the society.
|Anthropology Student Awards
Congratulations to our undergraduate anthropology majors who won Undergraduate Research Fellowships, participated in the Honors College Undergraduate Research Conference, and wrote Honors Theses!
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Research Conference Participants
|Anthropology Faculty Awards and Promotions
Congratulations to our outstanding faculty members on their recent awards and promotions!
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