President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

Today’s guest blog post is by AAA President Leith Mullings. As an anthropologist and President of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), I was especially gratified to hear President Barack Obama acknowledge the discipline of anthropology and support its scientific integrity.  In a speech at the 150th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama … Continue reading President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

Dr. Claudia Valeggia honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Congratulations to biological anthropologist and AAA member, Dr. Claudia Valeggia. The Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania will be honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers on October 14. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their … Continue reading Dr. Claudia Valeggia honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

NEH Needs Your Support

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced plans for a Continuing Resolution that would reduce spending by $74 billion below President Obama’s 2011 budget request for the remainder of the year.  This proposal would cut over $12 million from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH)! As one of the largest funders of humanities programs … Continue reading NEH Needs Your Support