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September 28, 2017

Physician Turned Anthropologist

Alejandro Cerón was in his fifth year of medical school when Hurricane Mitch struck Guatemala in 1998. As a student leader at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, School of Medicine, Cerón coordinated the student emergency response team to the hurricane and the flooding aftermath.  Although he was on track to becoming a surgeon, the experience reshaped his future.

“I spent two weeks barely sleeping, involved in this, and by the end I had decided I did not want to be a surgeon but to work in public health,” said Cerón, assistant professor of anthropology. 

September 28, 2017

Photos Bring Environmental Issues into Focus

In the summer of 2016, Nicole Miller traveled to Northern Sweden to research a recent land victory of the indigenous Sami people. Land right victories are rare in the history of the Sami, and she wanted to learn more about it.

When Miller arrived in the Swedish town of Kiruna, she learned of another impending problem—the towns of Kiruna and Malmberget (120 km south of Kiruna) are sinking. 

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September 25, 2017

The Unfinished Business of Ron Goldfarb: A Return to Art

While attending an art auction in New York, Ron Goldfarb couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement of magnificent artwork and six-figure bids. At the crack of the gavel—SOLD—Goldfarb realized he wanted to be the artist behind the painting. After retiring from a long, successful legal career, he unleashed his creativity onto canvas.

September 5, 2017

Museum of Anthropology New Exhibits Coming Soon

The Museum of Anthropology is a resource for faculty from all disciplines and across campus. In addition to having a permanent collection of over 100,000 artifacts that are available for faculty teaching and research, the Museum also hosts a number of exhibits throughout the year.

AHSS in the News

'Psychotic' Hedge Fund Managers are the Worst Investors, Study Finds, Leanne ten Brinke, assistant professor of psychology, Oct 19, 2017
Young Children are Spending Much More Time in Front of Small Screens, Lynn Schofield Clark, professor of media, film, & journalism studies, Oct 19, 2017
Adults Who Grew Up in Abusive Homes More Likely to Develop Depression and Cancer, New Colorado Study Says, Sarah Watamura, associate professor of psychology, and Samantha Brown, postdoctoral fellow in the Stress, Early Experiences, and Development Research Center, Oct 18, 2017
Colorado's Growing Pains: From Roads to Water, Here are 5 Key Issues as the State's Population Swells, Sara Chatfield, assistant professor of political science, Oct 15, 2017
English Professor in 'Best American Essays', Peter Grandbois (PhD '06, English), Oct 11, 2017
Jewish Pioneers Built the Miniature Downtown Near Mile High--and a Legacy on Colfax, Jeanne Abrams, Jeanne Abrams, director of Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and professor of Beck Archives, Oct 5, 2017
How Your Brain Changes After Your Baby, Pilyoung Kim, professor of psychology, Oct 5, 2017
What Science Says About 'Thoughts and Prayers', Daniel McIntosh, dean of AHSS and professor of psychology, and Kevin Ladd (MA '94, PhD '00), Oct 5, 2017
Stop Making Excuses for Spouses Who Cheat, Scott Stanley, professor of psychology, New York Post, Oct 2, 2017
Two Universities Examined a Founder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre, Billy J. Stratton, associate professor of English, History News Network, Oct 1, 2017
Brace yourself, Republicans--a rough ride's coming, Seth Masket, professor of political science, CNN, Sept 27, 2017
Ludlow Massacre Archaeological Project Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Dean Saitta, professor of anthropology, DU Newsroom, Sept 15, 2017
Meet SDSU's New Interim President, Sally Roush (BA '69, sociology), The  Daily Aztec, Sep 13, 2017
The Myths That Persist About How We Learn, Lauren McGrath, assistant professor of psychology, NPR Science Friday, Sept 1, 2017
The Sound of Denver's City & County Building is More than Chimes. It's Art Too, Kevin Padworski (MM '13, music), Colorado Public Radio, Aug 24, 2017
Who Are We As Americans? Alvin Rivera (MA '72, sociology),The Pueblo Chieftain, Aug 12, 2017
Most Common Myths About The Brain That Are Completely Wrong. Lauren McGrath, assistant professor of psychology, International Business Times, Aug 10, 2017