Lycoming College students to participate in anthropology conference

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A group of Lycoming College anthropology students has been selected to participate in the Northeastern Anthropology Association 53rd Annual Meeting, to be held March 1-2, 2013, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. This year's theme is "Applying Anthropology: Challenging Perspectives/Creating Alternatives."

Lycoming students participating include Samuel Clarke, Kesley Conahan, Kaitlyn Gross, Cori Mancuso and Kyle Swovick.

The students, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Adams, assistant professor of anthropology, will present a session on food and culture. As part of a semester-long project, students analyzed the historical, cultural and social context of various dishes. Selections included challah bread, sushi in America, venison, corn in Central America and the U.S., and the birthday cake. The session will report on their findings.

Lycoming College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful student outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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