Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

July 5, 2017
Three UNLV graduate students recently received a national Love of Learning Award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. They are among 100 award recipients nationwide. Erick López, a doctoral student in sociology, will use funds from the award to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend a research methods training titled "Health Disparities, Health Inequities and Vulnerable Populations: Research Examining and Understanding Complexity" and hosted by the world-renowned Interuniversity...
June 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV...
June 6, 2017
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) recently participated in an invited interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Australian National University. The conference and subsequent workshop addressed the impacts that ancient humans had on native island animal populations, including their possible role in the extinction of the latter. Simmons was subsequently extensively quoted in a piece published in Science that summarized the conference.
June 5, 2017
Peter Gray (Anthropology) gave a plenary talk at the 2017 Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Boise, Idaho, in May. The conference draws an interdisciplinary contingent of faculty and students interested in the evolution of human behavior. His talk, titled "Sex, Babies and Dogs: Evolutionary and Endocrine Aspects of Changing Human Families," included work involving several UNLV students.   
May 9, 2017
Breanna Boppre (Criminal Justice), Leiszle Lapping-Carr (Psychology), and Michael Moncrieff (Anthropology), recently were announced by the Graduate College as the recipients of the 2017-18 President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships are funded by gifts to the UNLV Foundation by the Frank Koch Living Trust for the research support of doctoral students. Boppre is pursuing a doctoral degree in criminology and criminal justice and is advised by professor Emily...
July 28, 2016
Michael Green, Eugene Moehring, Greg Hise, Andy Kirk, William Bauer, (all History), Claytee White, Su Kim Chung, (both Libraries) and Karen Harry (Anthropology), recently participated n a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop in which 72 teachers from across the country studied "Hoover Dam and the American Southwest." Green served as co-director, while Moehring, Hise, Kirk, Bauer, Harry, White, and Chung participated. Also participating was...
June 24, 2016
Liam Frink (Research and Economic Development) is the author of A Tale of Three Villages (University of Arizona Press, 2016), an investigation of culture change among the Yup'ik Eskimo people of the southwestern Alaskan coast from just prior to the time of Russian and Euro-North American contact to the mid-twentieth century. Frink focuses on three indigenous-colonial events along the southwestern Alaskan coast: the late precolonial end of warfare and raiding, the commodification of subsistence...
November 12, 2015
Peter Gray and Shelly Volsche (both Anthropology), along with colleagues at Indiana and Rutgers universities, will have a paper published in Anthrozoos concerning the role of pet dogs and cats in human courtship and dating. A leading human-animal interaction scholar, Hal Herzog, has crafted a blog post based on the study that provides a flavor of its findings and relevance.
November 1, 2013
Peter Gray (Anthropology) participated in a National Institutes of Health panel in September that focused on the "Effects of Children on Fathers." As a panelist, he shared an overview of the evolution of human fatherhood and effects of children on men.