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Dr. Gregory Reck and Dr. Dinesh Paudel receive Board of Trustees grant for research on post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:27am

Appalachian State University has awarded Dr. Gregory Reck of the Department of Anthropology and Dr. Dinesh Paudel of the Department of Sustainable Development with the Board of Trustees International Research Grant for their forthcoming work in Nepal.

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Dr. Julie Lesnik discusses research on human evolution and edible insects
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:22am
Julie Lesnik, assistant professor in anthropology at Wayne State University discussed the nutritional value of bugs and connection with human evolution in her talk on March 21.
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Ethnography Lab hosts viewing of new film
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:54pm

Appalachian State’s anthropology department’s ethnography lab premiered a rough cut of their new film, “At the Foot of the Beast,” on March 1. The ethnography lab presented the film and held an open discussion in order to premiere the lab’s first project and introduce the concept of an ethnography to the audience.

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Anthropology Alumnus Christopher Moore (B.S. '97) publishes article in Nature
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:58am

Anthropology Alumnus Christopher Moore (B.S. '97) publishes article in Nature on platinum anomaly in North American sedimentary sequences

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Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast Asia
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:44am

Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University received a Fulbright award for her forthcoming research on primate ecology in peninsular Malaysia, entitled “Conservation of the Malaysian Siamang in a Changing World.”

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Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal wins best dissertation prize at London School of Economics
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 4:03pm

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal (2012) has been awarded the prize for "Best Dissertation" for the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics for her thesis, "Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism."

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Dr. Gregory Reck quoted in German newspaper story on football in the U.S.A.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 3:37pm

In the wake of the success of his latest book, American Soccer: History, Culture, Class (co-authored with Dr. Bruce Dick), Dr. Gregory Reck is quoted in German newspaper article on his views about U.S. soccer. 

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Dr. Alice P. Wright recognized as top young scholar and leader of interdisciplinary research team
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 2:11pm

Dr. Alice P. Wright was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at the October 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

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Dr. Gregory Reck and colleauge, Dr. Dinesh Paudel, publish piece in truth-out.org on research in Nepal
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:13pm

While international attention is focused on the recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and other Caribbean areas, the hyper-short-term memory of the mainstream media -- along with the tendency to see "disasters" as "over" with the passage of time -- leads us to forget quickly about ongoing social disasters that were accentuated by natural catastrophes.

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Dr. Dana Powell and Ricki Draper highlighted in Appalachian Magazine for Standing Rock research
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:02pm

The Standing Rock protest has given Dr. Dana Powell an unexpected opportunity to further her research around indigenous land claims and energy infrastructure and enhance her teaching, with the help of Ricki Draper.

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