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Thesis Progress Reports

    Curious about thesis research? Considering applying for the Mellon Mays?  On Tuesday, January 26th, Peter Cihon, Susie Paul and Elena Zifkin will present progress reports on their theses. If you are considering undertaking a research project in the future, join us between 4:00-6:00 p.m. in 241 Hollander Hall to hear the seniors talk about their work-in-progress.  

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Congratulations to Natalie Vena!

We are thrilled and proud to congratulate Natalie Bump Vena, ’03 and Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation in Anthropology at Northwestern University! Dr. Vena’s dissertation is entitled, “Preservation’s Loss: The Nature of Bureaucracy in the Cook County Forest Preserves” Here is Dr. Vena’s summary

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Bayla Ostrach lecture

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Student-Faculty Mixer

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Williams ANSO Snacks

Please check ANSO Facebook page for information about ANSO Snacks, a bi-weekly study break open to any majors of students enrolled in ANSO classes. The first ANSO Snacks took place on October 9 and featured home-made cookies by Zahida Martinez ’18. The next Snacks will happen on Thursday October 22 at 9pm at Mabie Room,

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New publication by Christina Simko

Congratulations to Christina Simko on the publication of her first book The Politics of Consolation: Memory & the Meaning of September 11 (Oxford University Press). 

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End-of-year dinner 2015

The annual End-of-year dinner for students and faculty in Anthropology and Sociology took place at Hops & Vines on Saturday, May 16.       Pictured here: Sociology major Kevin Eagan ’16 performing for the seniors at this year’s event.

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Departmental Prizes for 2015 are announced

Congratulations to Simone (Mo) Frank (pictured below) and Erin Curley for winning the departmental prizes in Anthropology and Sociology! Both Mo and Erin are heading to do research in Boston next year. Mo will be working in the field of public health at MIT, and Erin will be doing research in clinical psychology at Harvard.

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The Life of Cheese

Professor Heather Paxson, Department of Anthropology, MIT, will be speaking on Thursday, April 23 in Griffin Hall, Room 6.  Her talk is entitled The Life of Cheese: Negotiating the Values of an Unfinished Commodity.  There will be a cheese tasting at 7:00 pm followed by the talk at 7:30. This event is sponsored by Center

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social Please join the department faculty and majors as we celebrate our new majors at a get-together on Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy some ice cream with your choice of toppings.  Stop on over at Hollander Hall and unwind with a big glass of root beer.  All are invited.

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