Sociology/Anthropology News


Sociologist to discuss Somalia's difficulties with establishing stability

Paul R. Camacho, Ph.D., associate editor of Armed Forces & Society will discuss during a presentation at Lycoming College on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. the difficulties Somalia faces as it strives to bring economic and social stability to the country. The presentation will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets in Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Students inducted into sociology and anthropology honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society for sociology and anthropology students, recently inducted two students in April.

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Award-winning Mexican author to present at Lycoming College

Cristina Rivera Garza, an award-winning Mexican author, will discuss the social dynamics that have led to the emergence of a drug cartel in Mexico at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the archives area of Snowden Library at Lycoming College.

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Researcher on veterans issues to speak at Lycoming College

Sidra Montgomery, a Ph.D. candidate, will discuss how being wounded in combat affects veterans’ identities and how they experience everyday life on Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall located on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming intern earns award from state-wide college association

Leah Handwerk ’16, of Hockessin, Del., earned the Joanne Day Student of the Year Award in the liberal arts category from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PENNACE) on Dec. 3. Handwerk was recognized for her work as a social work intern at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware this past summer. She will receive her award at the annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. in May 2016.

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"Cyber-Seniors" comedy film to be shown at Lycoming College Nov. 7

Lycoming College will be hosting a screening of the humorous film “Cyber-Seniors” at 2 p.m., Nov. 7 in room G-11 of the Heim Science Building. The film and a reception, which will begin at 1:30 p.m., are free and open to the public.

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Students inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta

Lycoming College inducted three students into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society for sociology and anthropology students during a ceremony on April 8.

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Ryan Adams, Ph.D., publishes article in anthropology journal

Ryan Adams, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, published “An Emerging Alliance of Ranchers and Farmers in the Brazilian Amazon,” a research article in “Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America.”

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Students present research at conference

Lycoming College seniors, Brigid Clark and Matthew Amendolara, recently presented their research at the Society for Applied Anthropology’s (SfAA) 75th annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 24-28.

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Students present research in New York City

Lycoming College seniors, Amy Trover and Amber Seibel, recently presented their research at the Eastern Sociological Society’s annual meeting in New York City on Feb. 28.

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Dr. Kristine Trego to speak about underwater archaeology Oct. 28

Lycoming College will host archaeologist, Dr. Kristine Trego, for a lecture titled “Underwater Archaeology in Turkey” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Lycoming College Academic Center, room C-303. This event is free and open to the public.

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McPherson to speak on prevention of sexual discrimination

Lycoming College will host Don McPherson, an activist, educator, feminist and entrepreneur, on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Recreation Center to speak about the prevention of sexual discrimination, sexual violence and bystander intervention.

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Professor to give talk about county's food

Dr. Ryan Adams, assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, will present the free program, “Food in Lycoming County: Prehistoric, Historic and Economic Context of Food Production,” on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St.

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Anthropology professor to exhibit works from Brazil

Dr. Ryan Thomas Adams, assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, will exhibit his photographs and video from his fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon from Feb. 7 to 27 in the Digital Communications Gallery. An opening reception for his exhibit, "Santarem Brazil: A Visual Anthropology Exhibit," will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

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Students to participate in anthropology conference

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."

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