Keeping Marylanders Safe from Fracking: Lessons from the UMD-led Marcellus Shale Public Health Study
Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of fracking in Western Maryland, University of Maryland researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production.
While on sabbatical for the Spring 2016 semester, Judith Freidenberg intends to work on a continuing project. This sabbatical research will contribute to an understudied stage of the immigrant life course. How does human mobility affect intergenerational relations? Specifically how, and to what extent, does migration disrupt the role expected of grandparents; how does transnational grandparenthood vary cross-culturally, by social class and geographical location, including the nation-states where dispersed families reside? Dr.
William Taft Stuart, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has decided that the time has come to retire. Professor Stuart has been active in teaching and applying anthropology for some 50 years and has become a noteworthy advocate for a multi-paradigmatic approach to the study of culture. An expert in the areas of comparative religion, human behavioral ecology, and the history and philosophy of ideas, Professor Stuart always encouraged his students to explore both the scientific and humanistic aspects of anthropology because both are essential to understanding and explanation.
The Practicing Anthropologist Student Association Presents:
The 7th Annual Student Conference, Anthro+: Building Community Engagement and Social Equity in a Changing World
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Anthro+ is a conference by graduate students for students of Anthropology and other disciplines. It is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Graduate Student Government.
Call for Papers and Proposals
The 5th University-Community Dialogues on Critical Social Justice & Community Health Issues: “Towards a City-wide Response to the African American Incarceration Epidemic”
In Celebration of Black History Month--February 25, 2016, 11-3:30pm
Co-Sponsors: University of Maryland-HBCU Scholarship Fundand the Nyumburu Cultural CenterLocation: Nyumburu’s Multipurpose Room, University of Maryland, College Park
Violence Against Women: Policy and Practice in Uganda — Promoting Justice within the Context of Patriarchy
Congratulations to Diane Gardsbane who defended her dissertation titled, Violence Against Women: Policy and Practice in Uganda — Promoting Justice within the Context of Patriarchy, in December and passed! Dianeconducted multi-sited ethnographic research in Uganda to understand how and whether policy and practice relating to violence against women, especially Uganda’s Domestic Violence Act of 2010, have had an effect on women’s beliefs and practices, as well as on support and justice for women who experience abuse by their male partners. Diane will be graduating with her Ph.D. this upcoming May. Congratulations, Diane!
"Mark P. Leone has been named the 2016 recipient of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s most prestigious award, the J. C. Harrington Medal in Historical Archaeology. The award, established in 1981, is named in honor of Jean Carl Harrington (1901–1998), one of the pioneer founders of historical archaeology in North America. The medal is presented for a lifetime of contributions to the discipline centered in scholarship. Dr. Leone will receive the award on January 8, 2016, at the Society’s 49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Washington, D.C., following a retrospective on his career." Congratulations, Dr. Leone!
The Immigrant Health on Maryland’s Eastern Shore project led by Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy and PhD student Emilia M. Guevara continued this summer with ethnographic research focused on various immigrant communities and their health care needs, including (1) migrant and immigrant communities in Somerset County, (2) Haitians working in Delmarva’s poultry industry, and (3) migrant Mexican women working in Maryland’s famous crab industry.