CENTENNIAL UPDATE: October Field School Weekend Wrap-Up

CENTENNIAL UPDATE: October Field School Weekend Wrap-Up




The fall anthropology festivities on Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, “Anthropology and Our Community: Celebrating Our Diversity,” were successful by all accounts. The exhibit “100 Years of Anthropology at the University of Arizona” at Tucson Meet Yourself highlighted contributions of School faculty, students, and alumni in areas such as the City of Tucson waste reduction program, the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Cultural Resource Management and saw its share of the TMY crowds.


On Friday afternoon more than 75 people visited the University Indian Ruin for the Open House and Tours. Professors Emerti Paul Fish and Suzanne Fish led several one-hour tours of the grounds, while graduate students presented posters and information about SoA research and programs inside the caretaker’s house. Out on the patio, attendees were treated to a taste of Emil Haury’s Wetherill stew, which former Head of the Department of Anthropology Raymond H. Thompson proclaimed to be quite good. Ph.D. candidate Lewis Borck served as MC for the School of Anthropology Field Attire Fashion Show (version 2.0) with and Danielle Phelps (also a Ph.D. candidate) as DJ. The fashion show models included Director Diane Austin, Regents’ Professor Mary Stiner, and Professor Nieves Zedeño.


More than 50 people took part in Saturday afternoon’s symposium exploring our “Field Schools through the Ages,” with presenters Raymond ThompsonPatrick LyonsWilliam LongacreJ. Jefferson ReidBarbara MillsPaul and Suzanne FishSamantha Fladd and E. Charles AdamsBarnet Pavao-Zuckerman, and William Doelle. To view the Symposium program, please click here. Attendees were then treated to a reception on the Arizona State Museum lawn.


Looking Ahead: We hope you’ve marked your calendar for the weekend of December 4–5, the date of the “Centennial Gala: Moving Forward.” Friday begins with “Reflecting on Our Past and Charting Our Future in Anthropology, a University of Arizona School of Anthropology Centennial Colloquium” and ends with a fundraising Centennial Dinner at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. On Saturday, spend the early part of the day touring Tucson or the Amerind Museum, then rest up for the Party of the Century that night. Learn all about the December events and make your reservations here.


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10/29/2015 - 10:49

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