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Anthropology/Sociology News


Lycoming College student receives full scholarship to study abroad in Ireland

Music and anthropology major, Birdie Hadfield ’24, became the first Lycoming College student to win a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship (FEA) and full tuition scholarships to study ethnomusicology in Ireland.

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Reproductive justice expert Crystal Eddins to speak at Lycoming College’s Race Equity? Symposium

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome Crystal Eddins, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as the keynote speaker for the College’s Race Equity? Symposium. The discussion, titled “Racial Capitalism and Reproductive Justice,” will take place Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the Mary L. Welch Theatre.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Carole Counihan explores “taste activism” at Lycoming College

This year, as part of the James and Emily Douthat Distinguished Lectureship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lycoming College welcomes Carole Counihan, Ph.D., professor emerita of anthropology at Millersville University. Counihan will address the College and Williamsport communities with her lecture, entitled “Taste Activism in Urban Sardinia, Italy,” in Shangraw Performance Hall in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

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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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