- May is “Support Anthro Student Travel” month! The newly established Peter M. Weil Anthropology Student Travel Award helps fund Anthropology majors traveling across the U.S. and around the globe to undertake original research. This year’s Weil Award winners will travel to Puerto Rico and to Turkey to study petroglyphs and archaeological conservation. Help us to ‘grow’ the fund so we can help more undergraduate anthropology students pursue their passions and achieve their goals.
- Please visit our UD crowdsource site beginning 1 May and help us meet our goal of $5000. And help us spread the word to others who value learning by doing. To those who have already contributed to UD Anthropology this year, thank you again!
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
- WDEL's article and video on student archaeologists working at Old Swedes Church this past semester
- Undergrads Sarah Driver and Adrienne Gendron receive inaugural Weil Anthropology Travel Awards
- Margie Masino featured by Professional & Continuing Studies for her pursuit of an Anthropology degree through UD's Over-60 Tuition Free Degree program
- Measuring Milk: Nutritional anthropology students conduct analysis of milk in ISE Lab, UDaily article, November 18, 2014. Students were in a seminar class taught by Dr. Melissa Melby.
- Women's College Anniversary Blog: Project of the Material Culture Freshman Year Experience Living Learning Community, including Anthropology majors
- Dr. Carla Guerron Montero and student Chelsea Rozanski participate in multidisciplinary project centered on the Ese’eja Nation, an indigenous hunting, gathering and fishing people in Peru- See Video
- Michelle Church is a rising senior in Anthropology and has received a U.S. State Department Critical Language Training Scholarship to study Arabic. Read the UDaily article.
- May 5, 2012- Anthropology students successfully defend their Senior Theses: Jennifer Gallo Hanging out and Hooking up: Ambiguity in Interpersonal Relations in Contemporary Campus Culture; Amanda Goebel No Stubborn Stays Her Yielding Shape Embrace - American and British Women's Waistcoats, 1700-1790; Madeleine Wright Curbing the Mayhem in Rio de Janeiro's Sensations; The Phenomenon of Pacified Favelas; Cody Prang Locomotor Diversity and Midfoot Mobility in Gorillas.
- Elanor Sonderman wins the 2012 Mae Carter Scholarship from UD's Women's Affairs. She was nominated by Dr. Margaret Stetz.
- Summer 2011- Anthropology Internship at Delaware Food Bank connects local agricultural community with Delawareans participating in hunger relief programs. Meet Dan Reyes and Nick Rockwell.
- Undergraduate Daniel Childs writes winning essay for Phi Kappa Phi's Essay Contest. Read the essay, Antimicrobial Activity of Indigenous Medicinal Plants Against Enterococcus faecalis. He also helped found Visions for Haiti, a Delaware-based non-profit aimed at providing scholarships for Haitian translators. Read more.
- Dr. De Cunzo's Anth. 424 students are the first to try out the Department's new blog site that features field research by faculty and students. Read also the research story. Unearthing New Castle's Past, UDaily, May 3, 2011.
- Anthropology/Psychology major, Taina Oquendo, spends her 2010 summer interning at the White House. Read more about her experience.
- Undergraduate Research Summer Scholars presented their research on August 11, 2010. See the Symposium Program. The following students conducted research in the Anthropology Department: Alex Holmes, Alina Wolf, Kristin Symes, Hannah Candido, and Andrew Marchetta.
- Anthropology student travels to Cameroon with EWB, UDaily, March 5, 2009, Senior Anthropology major, Alyssa Serra, studies non-governmental organizations on her trip with Engineers Without Borders
- Undergrad researcher investigates biomechanics of baby-carrying, UDaily, March 4, 2009, Focuses on senior Anthropology major, Evanna Singh, and the beginnings of her field research in medical anthropology
ALUMNI NEWS and ALUMNI SURVEY
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- Dr. Peter Weil named Associate Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Peter Weil brings his passions for anthropology and typewriters together in a collection of over 4,500 pieces of typewriter ephemera
- Dr. Melby co-develops Farm to Table Course, teaching food production complexities
- Dr. Carla Guerron Montero explores when tourism meets activism with Fulbright Award
- Dr. De Cunzo was the co-chair for the successful 375th New Sweden Conference. Save the date: 375th Anniversary New Sweden Conference, Nov. 8–10 2013--- The 2013 New Sweden 375th Anniversary Conference took place on Nov. 8 to 10, 2013 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in Newark, Del. with a live video-feed of concurrent sessions at the University of Lund in Sweden. Entitled “Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World,” the conference was an international forum on comparative colonialism that will also serve as the annual meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology and the New Sweden History Conference.
- Dr. Carla Guerron-Montero receives Prometeo Fellowship for anthropological research on nutrition in Ecuador. Read the UDaily article, May 1, 2013.
- Dr. Rosenberg co-organizes an AAAS panel, Scars of Human Evolution. UDaily February 15, 2013. Also see Live Chat and related AAAS article. Also read Society for Science article, February 2014.
- Dr. Sloane-White receives grant to train refugees in Malaysia as teachers. Read more from UDaily October 12, 2012.
- Dr. Rosenberg is quoted in Scientific America blog on why humans give birth to helpless babies. Read the blog.
- Dr. Dettwyler highlights world-wide breastfeeding trends, 3 years old the norm in most cultures. Read USA Today article.
- Dr. Karen Rosenberg joins 'Cast Party' of Primatologists, Paleoanthropologists, and Students for rare opportunity to view published fossils. She was also elected President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
- Dr. Melissa Melby works with anthropology, nursing and theatre students to improve cultural diversity awareness in the medical profession, Spring 2012. Read the UDaily article.
- Dr. Melby studies Relationship between Soy and Menopause, Spring 2012. Read the UDaily article. The study is also referenced on WebMD, a major source of information for health professionals, and on Jay Leno's monologue for the Tonight Show.
- Islam and Anthropology brought together in Delaware by Dr. Sloane-White, Spring 2012. Read the UDaily article.
- Babies, Brains, and Bipedality: Dialogue with Drs. Churchill and Rosenberg at Boston University. See the webcast.
- Dr. Carla Guerrón Montero's latest article, "All in One Pot: The Place of Rice and Beans in Panama's Regional and National Cuisine," is published in new book, Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places
- Dr. Carla Guerrón Montero's students have a global experience with Guatemalan immigrants in Georgetown, DE. Read about it at UDaily, March 21, 2011.
- Dr. Katherine Dettwyler writes new book, Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience: The Feast of Life.
- Peter Weil, Cultural Anthropologist and Typewriter Ephemera Collector, recently contributed to ETCetera, Journal of the Early Typewriter Collectors' Association. Read his September 2013 article, December 2010 article, September 2010 article, and earlier blog interview on Ephemera. Also online, Weil comments on the social implications of a unique 1868 typewriter with piano keys. New contribution to Writing Ball blog. At the fall 2013, annual meeting of the Early Typewriter Collectors Association in Morgantown, West Virginia, on October 12, the organization presented Dr. Weil with the second of its annual Qwerty Awards for "Quality of Excellence of Reporting on Typewriters." He has been a regular contributor to the association's quarterly magazine ETCetera since March, 2006, through his column "Ephemera" and other commentary. The focus of his column is the history of the typewriter from 1874 on in relation to the development of industrial office cultures in North America and Europe.
- Dr. Peter Weil is quoted on the relationship between car color and status in USA Today, July 6, 2009, read article.
- Anthropologist's Studies on Childbirth Bring New Focus on Women in Evolution, UDaily, Februray 16, 2009, Highlights Karen Rosenberg's paleoanthropological view of childbirth
- The Anthropology Department and the University community mourn the loss of Professor Juan VillamarinA Lasting Education from Juan, by Adalberto Ortiz-Silva, Delaware Online, The News Journal, August 10, 2008
- Memorial Service for Juan Villamarin held Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts.
|In Memoriam- Juan A Villamarin (1939-2008)
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