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Anthropology Department News

2014

Please see the article entittled, "American Museum of Natural History curator to present free talks at NIU" - Click here for link

Please see the article featuring Dr. Kerry Sagebiel entitled, "What kind of pooches did the Ancient Maya favor?" Click here for link

 Congratulations to Dr. Helen Haines (Trent University, Peterborough, Canada), the PI on  the project in Belize, has won a small National Geographic Research and  Exploration Grant ($20,164) with Dr. Kerry Sagebiel and Dr. Jaime Awe of Belize as collaborators.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Kolb for being a recipient of the Presidential Teaching Professorship.

Congratulations to Dr. Giovanni Bennardo for being a recipient of the Presidential Research Professor.

The Anthropology Museum has invited experts from around the world to NIU to discuss Haiti’s contemporary realities four years after the earthquake.  Click here for dates. 

Please see the article featuring Dr. Michael Kolb entitled Changes to gen. eds debated. click here for article

Please see the link for Dr. Sibel Kusimba's interview with the AAA. click here for link

Please see the article featuring Dr. Mark Schuller and The Anthropology Museum entitled: Museum Exhibit Focuses on Haiti Earthquake. Click here for article

Please see the article featuring Dr. Mitchell Irwin entitled: NIU prof helps shed light on primate longevity. Click here for article.

2013

Professor Bennardo received a $218,000 NSF grant to lead an international team of scholars (including Dr. Wiegele) in a research project that examines cultural models of nature held by primary food producers in world regions affected by climate change. Click here for article.

Please see the article featuring Dr. Mitchell Irwin entitled "Something Wild"

Professor Mark Schuller will be hosting a screening of his film Poto Miton: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy follwed by a Q&A at the Chicago Cultural Center on Oct 29th at 7:00pm. The event is free.