AAA Members Showcase NSF Study to U.S. Senate

AAA members Kenneth Broad and Ben Orlove participated in a showcase of NSF-funded Hazard Research on Capitol Hill last week in recognition of National Preparedness Month (September). The showcase took place at the Hart Senate Office Building where members of Congress and their staffers could drop-in to learn about the important use of NSF funding.  Broad … Continue reading AAA Members Showcase NSF Study to U.S. Senate

RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit in National Spotlight

Mark your calendars! The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit is coming to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is summer. Are you interested in conversations about science, history, and culture? Have you heard that the RACE: Are We So Different?  traveling exhibition will open this month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural … Continue reading RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit in National Spotlight

AAA Member on First U.S.-led Archaeological Survey Inside Iraq in 20 years

Research assistant professor in the Environment and Sustainability Program of the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of South Carolina, Jennifer Pournell was one of three National Science Foundation-supported researchers that recently undertook the first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in nearly 20 years. Pournelle and her research team … Continue reading AAA Member on First U.S.-led Archaeological Survey Inside Iraq in 20 years

Budget Announced – Write to Your Congress Representative Today!

Yesterday, the Obama Administration released its budget for fiscal year 2012, a plan that includes bold proposals to reduce government spending and address a budget deficit that is expected to reach over $1.6 trillion dollars by the end of this fiscal year. Among the agencies subject to proposed budget cuts include the National Endowment for … Continue reading Budget Announced – Write to Your Congress Representative Today!

AAA Member Honored with Distinguished Explorer Award

Congratulations to Steve Lekson! Lekson is the first archaeologist to receive the Distinguished Explorer Award by the Roy Chapman Andrews Society. A professor and curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Dr. Leckson has been discovering and digging ancient sites for nearly 40 years. Before moving to the University of Colorado, he served as President … Continue reading AAA Member Honored with Distinguished Explorer Award

National Humanities Alliance’s Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day – Register Today

Each year, the American Anthropological Association partners with the National Humanities Alliance to sponsor Humanities Advocacy Day, a chance for anthropologists and other who work in humanities-related fields to meet their Congressional representatives and advocate for much-needed additional funding for the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other Federal agencies. Details … Continue reading National Humanities Alliance’s Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day – Register Today