Department Activities

March 2011

Students from the senior capstone course attended the 2011 Annual Eastern Sociological Society Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

Kesley Barrett, Michelle Pastrano, and Katie Walker holding their certificates of participation at the Eastern Sociological Society Undergraduate Poster Session, March 2011 in Philadelphia

Katie Walker participates in the ESS Undergraduate Poster Session featuring her research, "What are You Waiting For? Why School Districts are not Preparing for Population Growth"

Kelsey Barrett participates in the ESS Undergraduate Poster Session featuring her research, "Ignorance or Apathy? The Disconnect between the Marcellus Shale Industry and Lycoming County Youth"

Michelle Pastrano participates in the ESS Undergraduate Poster Session featuring her research, "As Long as They're Happy: How Job Opportunities for Children with Intellectual Disabilities Impact their Families"

Michelle Pastrano, Kelsey Barrett, Katie Walker, and Dr. Betty McCall dine out while in Philadelphia for the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 2011

Students from Dr. Ryan Adams' Anthropological Theory course attended the 2011 Annual Northeast Anthropological Association at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire

Pictured from left to right: Robert Welsch, NEAA Conference Organizer, Samantha Silverberg, Taylor Lubsen, Dr. Ryan Adams, Ashley Pratt, Stephanie Barna, and Alyssa Webb

Stephanie Barna, Dr. Ryan Adams, Ashley Pratt, Taylor Lubsen, Alyssa Webb, and Samantha Silverberg getting ready to load into the van for the drive to New Hampshire!

The students presented a panel entitled, "Biography, Theory, and the Future of Anthropology," that examined the different ways anthropologists have used theories and methodologies throughout the 20th Century. These theories show how the field of anthropology has evolved to develop a better understanding of human traditions, values and behavior. The students' work addressed the work of Margaret Mead, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lila Abu-Lughod, Ruth Benedict, and Franz Boas in terms of the historical development of their ideas and the influence these ideas have on anthropology today.