Category: Anthropology

Presentation on human races to highlight Darwin Day

Presentation on human races to highlight Darwin Day

The subject of race has long been at the center of political conflict and war dating back centuries. What if our concept of human race as widely understood, were only partially true?
Dr. Alan Templeton, a known geneticist and speaker on evolution, will host a presentation showing the lack of genetic divergence among different race groups […]

SIUE and SLU professors to research ways of addressing Ferguson within university setting

SIUE and SLU professors to research ways of addressing Ferguson within university setting

To continue discussing the university’s role within the community in relation to Ferguson, anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and St. Louis University School of Social Work professor Jami Curley will conduct research.
Anthropology professor Cairo and SLU social work professor Curley will conduct research about discussing Ferguson within the university setting
In August 2014, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American, […]

STELLAR Student profile: Alexandra Taitt

STELLAR Student profile: Alexandra Taitt

When Alexandra Taitt began her college career at SIUE, she knew she wanted to major in anthropology.
Alexandra Taitt was named to the STELLAR Student award list for 2014. Photo courtesy of Taitt
She was named to the 2014 STELLAR Student award list, and said she felt honored.
Taitt said she would not be where she is today […]

STELLAR Student profile: Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier

STELLAR Student profile: Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier

Senior anthropology major Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier
A high school mission trip to Mexico City spurred Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier to pursue a career in anthropology.
“It was an amazing experience to be immersed into another culture that was so different from my own,” Stanley-Asselmeier said.  “From then on, it has always been a passion of mine to learn about other […]

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability presented master carver Felix Solomon on Nov. 4 to discuss the cultural and aesthetic interpretation of his artwork rooted in Native American ancestral traditions.
Felix Solomon is an active member of the Lummi Nation and one of the only master carvers worldwide who carries forward the ancestral carving tradition of […]

Taitt receives NSF grant to preserve Anishinaabe language and culture

Taitt receives NSF grant to preserve Anishinaabe language and culture

Pictured above are English professor and IRIS Co-Director Kristine Hildebrandt, senior Alex Taitt and Anthropology professor Cory Willmott. Photo courtesy of Willmott.
Senior anthropology and computer science major Alex Taitt has received a National Science Foundation grant to preserve the language and culture of the Anishinaabe peoples through computer databases.
Taitt said she is looking forward to […]

Anthropology alumni wins annual Illinois Archaeological Survey's student paper competition

Anthropology alumni wins annual Illinois Archaeological Survey’s student paper competition

Alumna Kaitlin Roberts received the Jeannette E. Stephens Student Paper Award 2014 for her research paper “The Gehring Site: A Ceramic Analysis.”
Roberts wrote the paper as part of her senior project in which she analyzed ceramic artifacts from the SIUE Archaeology Field School under the direction of her mentor, anthropology professor Julie Holt.
Alumna Kaitlin Roberts holding a […]

Ferguson shooting spurs discussion on race, inequality

Ferguson shooting spurs discussion on race, inequality

In light of the events in Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed African-American was shot and killed by a police officer, two SIUE professors organized a discussion in collaboration with the Edwardsville School District.
Anthropology Professor Aminata Cairo. Photo courtesy of Patrick Mitchell
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and psychology professor Danice Brown organized the conversation, “Exploring Ferguson: A […]

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Anthropology professor Shouyong Pan explained the motifs of jade sculptures and presented on other areas of his expertise as visiting scholar Photo courtesy of Willmott
Professor of anthropology and museum studies Shouyong Pan of Minzu University in Beijing shared his insights of jade sculptures with anthropology students at the Ethnology Museum Laboratory last week as visiting scholar.
Pan also […]

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

From ceramic pigs and nutcrackers to antique China dolls, freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann has always been interested in collecting objects, which she considers a logical beginning for her interest in anthropology.
Freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann was one of 10 students selected to receive the College of Arts and Science's STELLAR Student award. The award […]

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