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Robert Bullard

Community Environmental Conference
Anthropology faculty and students helped plan joint University of Memphis and Sierra Club “Community Health, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy” conference November 1st with keynote speaker Dr. Robert Bullard. The 13th annual conference drew a record 180 people to The University of Memphis campus, including student and faculty from UofM, LeMoyne Owen College, Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University.   Conference Flyer | Press Release


Dr. Keri Brondo elected to the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association
This three-year position with the American Anthropological Association (AAA) begins December 2014 and will continue through November 2017. As a member of the Executive Board (EB) she will also serve on the Association Operations Committee (AOC), which oversees the association’s administrative issues, academic relations, external relations, governance issues, membership benefits, section relations and financial operations. 


Dr. Stanley Hyland inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship
The mission of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) shall be to serve the public good by recognizing and contributing to high quality scholarship that—in active collaboration with participating community partners—has a positive impact on complex societal needs and issues. (Source: ACES website)

Ruthbeth Finerman, Chair, Department of Anthropology

A Message from the Chair
Anthropology is the study of humankind. Anthropologists employ prehistoric, historic, and contemporary perspectives to explore the culture, evolution, behavior, beliefs and social organization of peoples around the world. The discipline offers a comparative understanding of lifeways around the planet and seeks strategies for improving humans' quality of life in a global context. Video

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