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Anthropology/Sociology News


Lycoming College and Williamsport Area Middle School collaborate on Delaware Museum of Natural History exhibit

Lycoming College’s archaeology program took faculty-student collaboration to the next level to create tangible elements for a travel exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion exhibit includes multiple 3D hieroglyphic models created with the help of technology housed at Williamsport Area Middle School (WAMS) and data collected by the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project.

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Lycoming College faculty member receives award from the Archaeological Institute of America

Jessica Munson, assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology at Lycoming College, received the 2018 Best Poster Award from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) at their annual meeting held Jan. 4-7, in Boston. Each year, the AIA presents awards to archaeologists, authors, educators and others whose work has positively affected the field of archaeology. The awards recognize the excellence of individuals and groups engaged in the pursuit of knowledge through archaeology or other related disciplines.

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Aztecs and Conquistadors; Lycoming College hosts lecture to explore Colonial encounters in Latin America

Lycoming College will host Matthew Restall, Ph.D., for a special lecture entitled, “Why Everything You Thought You Knew About the Aztecs and the Conquistadors Is Wrong,” on Feb. 19th at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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Forensic anthropologist to address Lycoming College community on human identification

Forensic anthropologist, Elizabeth DiGangi, Ph.D., will address the Lycoming College and Williamsport communities with her presentation, “Broken Bones & Buried Bodies: Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification.” The event, part of the archaeology colloquium at the College, will take place Monday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Heim G-9 on the Lycoming College campus. It is free and open to the public.

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Anthropologist to discuss cultural perceptions of food tastes at Lycoming College

Richard Wilk, distinguished professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington, will discuss the concept of taste during a presentation at Lycoming College on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Tasty or Disgusting: Paradoxes of Taste,” 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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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 anthropology and sociology honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society for anthropology and sociology 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 anthropology and sociology 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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