Summer 2013 Schedule
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Graduate Student Manual
FPAN Crystal River
Heritage Research Lab
USF student to bike for veterans [05.08.2013]
Kiersten Downs is a veteran, activist and athlete and her passion for encouraging and inspiring fellow student veterans is a powerful force in her next mission: pedaling her road bike across the country, from San Francisco to Washington D.C., in a momentous effort to support the veteran transition from military to university life.
USF research at closed school praised [02.01.2013]
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is supporting the work of University of South Florida researchers to locate and identify gravesites at a closed reform school in Florida’s Panhandle. On Friday, Nelson was briefed on the project by Erin Kimmerle, a forensic anthropologist at USF and one of the lead researchers on the project examining burial sites at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Nelson had asked Gov. Rick Scott to grant the researchers’ request to remain on the state-owned land until their work is concluded.
Bridging the Immigration Divide [01.22.2013]
An anthropology research project leads to a book, a website and a job for a recent USF graduate. Recent immigrants and people descended from earlier immigrants -- whether voluntary or forced -- often eye each other warily, sometimes finding them at odds.
USF has funded a 3 year research assistantship to assist a collaborative project between USF and Exeter University in the U.K. The research assistantship will be to conduct research on post-disaster recovery, health and third sector organizations. The person will work with Graham Tobin and Linda Whiteford.
For more details, please go to the following web site.
From left to right: Rob Tykot, Ella Schmidt, and Heide Castañeda show their awards as USF Outstanding Faculty Members
Three anthropologists were among 25 faculty honored by USF for recent professional recognitions, at a dinner and awards ceremony on Jan. 24, where they received a cherry wood and bronze plaque from USF President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox.
Robert Tykot was honored for his election as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Heide Castañeda for her designation as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar.
Ella Schmidt, associate professor of anthropology at USF St. Petersburg, was also honored as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar.
Congratulations to them all!
Christian Wells was recently appointed to serve on the Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Programâ€”Grant Review Committee for the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. The purpose of the committee is to “promote heritage preservation, heritage tourism, and related economic development within Hillsborough County.” Wells will serve with eight other Hillsborough County residents, including Thom Stork (President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium) and Heather Brown (Curator of Education for the Henry Plant Museum).
Twice per year, the committee recommends to the BOCC approval of up to $250,000 per proposed project that deals with rehabilitation/restoration of historic structures, additions to historic structures, improvements to historic sites or grounds, and heritage tourism projects. Previous grant awards in 2012 have included $250,000 to the Ybor City Museum Society to create the Al Lopez Baseball Museum, $22,500 to the Temple Terrace Preservation Society to reconstruct the historic bat tower in Riverhills Park, $150,000 to repair and renovate the Tampa Theatre, and $100,000 to improve the security and integrity of the Italian Club Cemetery in Ybor.
USF Anthropologists join Engineers in NSF-funded Interdisciplinary Project Focus on Sustainability
Lorena Madrigal named one
American Association for the Advancement of Science of the 15 faculty at the University of South Florida as Fellows this year.
David Himmelgreen letter to the editor Tampa Bay Times
PhD Research Assistantship Opportunity: Water, Energy, and Culture in the Caribbean
Cecilia Vindrola Padros, a 2012 doctoral anthropology graduate, was selected to receive the USF Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Erin Kimmerle in New York Times
David Himmelgreen interviewed for Fox News story
'Plus-sized' women reshaping retail industry
Antoinette Jackson featured in USF News article National Parks Connection
Erin Kimmerle on NPR’s “All Things Considered”: Florida's Dozier School For Boys: A True Horror Story
Erin Kimmerle interviewed by CNN
Mystery surrounds graves at boys' reform school
Christian Wells has been awarded the 2012 USF SOL Faculty Award by the USF Status of Latinos Presidential Advisory Committee, in recognition of “significant and positive contributions to the Hispanic/Latino community.” The award will be presented to Dr. Wells at the annual USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Kickoff Event on Thursday, October 4 at 5:00 pm in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom.
Daniel Lende Publishes New Book on Culture and the Brain
FPAN Archaeological Project in Ybor City Featured in Tampa Times
Christian Wells and Study Abroad Project in Honduras Featured American Archaeology
Erin Kimmerle in USF Magazine Fall 2012 Searching for Answers