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Marchant Gives Commencement Address
Reminding students that graduation was, from an anthropological perspective "a rite of passage" marking their transition from one phase of their lives to another, Professor Linda Marchant gave the keynote address at Miami's midterm commencement ceremony.
Global & Intercultural Studies, in its third academic year, looks back at a productive, exciting 2017
Miami's Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC), officially established in fall 2015, has completed many important milestones in 2017
Prof. Card’s Mayan Discovery Touted In El Salvador
Dr. Jeb Card addressed an academic conference in El Salvador last week, where he described his recent discovery that a decorative Mayan flask contained a political message--one that requires historians to rethink some of their ideas about pre-contact El Salvador's place in the Mayan empire.
Were Neanderthals Really as Incapable as We Portray Them to Be?
When we see Neanderthals in popular news reports, they are almost always portrayed negatively. These images and stereotypes stick with us and influence our opinions.
Celebrating the Day of the Dead
“The Day of the Dead is, among other things, a day for honoring the dead,” said Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Giovanni Batz. He drew attention to photos of five environmental and indigenous rights activists in Guatemala who were assassinated and described their lives.
Urbanization Much More Than City Growth, Expert Says
The Humanities Center featured Neil Brenner,a professor of urban theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in a lecture sponsored by the John W. Altman Program
Students Present Research at Professional Conference
In October, anthropology majors Emma Brzezinski and Nicole Schapker presented findings from their study “Gombe Termite Fishing Behavior: Using Noldus Observer Software to Examine Laterality” at the Midwestern Primate Interest Group meetings at Northwestern University.
Linda Marchant Receives Two National Awards
Linda F. Marchant, professor of anthropology at Miami University, earned the Award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins from the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT) and the Stone Age Institute.
Understanding Food Insecurity Through Archaeology
Can archaeology contribute to an understanding of contemporary food shortages and malnutrition?