ANTHROPOLOGY, FOOD STUDIES, NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES - A Thursday, Jan. 25, a film screening of 'LAND/TRUST' at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will feature a discussion with Alexii Signona (UC Berkeley, Tribal Member, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band) and Ruth Anne Beutler (University of California, Santa Cruz).
ANTHROPOLOGY, GLOBAL STUDIES - Led by Jo Weaver, a global studies associate professor, the study is focused on health among people experiencing housing insecurity in Lane County and how it drives health inequity. The research team, which includes Department of Anthropology faculty members Zachary DuBois and Josh Snodgrass, is collecting data from people living on the street, in short-term shelters, in encampments and in more permanent supportive housing arrangements.
ANTHROPOLOGY - The monthly roundup from the Department of Anthropology includes news of a Rhodes scholar, a faculty book award, conference presentations — and more.
GLOBAL HEALTH - University of Oregon senior Nayantara Arora has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford, making her the first Duck to earn the prized award in more than 15 years. Arora is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in global health and chemistry. At Oxford, Arora plans to pursue two master’s degrees, one in modeling for global health and the other in international health and tropical medicine.
ANTHROPOLOGY - University of Oregon researchers are teaming up with scientists throughout the US to study the most recent mass extinction—the one in the late Cretaceous that killed the dinosaurs—to prepare for a future one caused by humans.
The UO’s Environment Initiative has awarded seed funding to five new teaching projects to support faculty members who have proposed innovative courses and dynamic classroom experiences. The funding supports both research and curricular projects and focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students and community partners on a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching and experiential learning.
ANTHROPOLOGY - Todd Braje earned a doctorate in archaeology at the University of Oregon in 2007, and now he’s been selected to return to the UO to lead the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
ANTHROPOLOGY, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY - The College of Arts and Sciences is adding six Latinx studies tenure-track faculty members in several departments as part of the college’s commitment to becoming a premier institution for Latinx studies while meeting student demand for culturally relevant classes.
Undergrad immerses himself with an Indigenous people who are determined to protect their way of life
ANTHROPOLOGY - Senior Rowan Glass's research on the Kamëntšá people took him to Colombia three times. While in the field, he studied jajañ, attended the annual Bëtsknaté festival and interviewed Kamëntšá people. Glass encourages undergrads to pursue similar ambitious research projects. He will pursue a master of social and cultural anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium in fall, with his sights set on a PhD.
ANTHROPOLOGY; HISTORY; INDIGENOUS, RACE & ETHNIC STUDIES; POLITICAL SCIENCE; WOMEN'S, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES - The awardees hail from 13 disciplines and all career phases. College of Arts and Sciences faculty won 11 of the 15 awards.