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Campus Community Remembers Anthropology Professor Virginia Cox

T. Virginia Cox, associate professor emerita of anthropology, passed away Aug. 6 at the age of 79. She will be remembered by the campus community for her leadership and passion for introducing students to the field of anthropology. “My first … (Read More) Campus Community Remembers Anthropology Professor Virginia Cox

Scholarship Campaign Doubles Goal, Expanding Opportunities for Boise State Students

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, Boise State University has concluded its Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign with gifts and pledges totaling more than $52 million, more than doubling the campaign’s original goal. The four-and- a-half- year campaign was … (Read More) Scholarship Campaign Doubles Goal, Expanding Opportunities for Boise State Students

Desert Studies Institute Featured in Latest Boise State Podcast

The Desert Studies Institute at Boise State University is a cooperative program between the Department of Anthropology and Celebration Park, located about 40 miles south of campus. The mission of the institute is to provide educational programs and presentations concerning … (Read More) Desert Studies Institute Featured in Latest Boise State Podcast

Anthropology Department Hosts International Conference on Campus

Department chair John Ziker introduces National Academy of Sciences appointee Michael Tomasello at HBES 2017. The Department of Anthropology hosted the 29th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society(HBES) at Boise State University May 31-June 3. The society is … (Read More) Anthropology Department Hosts International Conference on Campus

Anthropology, CID Announce Joint Design Ethnography Certificate

The Department of Anthropology and the College of Innovation and Design are pleased to announce the launch of a new, fully online 12-credit design ethnography certificate. Ethnography is the naturalistic observation and interaction between human beings, which can be used … (Read More) Anthropology, CID Announce Joint Design Ethnography Certificate

Registration Now Open for Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference

The first annual Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference (TVAC) will celebrate the scholarship and innovative teaching practices of adjunct faculty throughout the valley. The conference is a collaboration between Boise State, the College of Western Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University and … (Read More) Registration Now Open for Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Ph.D. Accepting Applications

The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) Ph.D. program at Boise State University is now accepting applications for Fall 2017. The program was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in February 2016. The program uses a modern, evidence-based approach … (Read More) Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Ph.D. Accepting Applications

Campus Community Mourns Passing of Cynthia Bradbury

Cynthia Bradbury Cynthia Bradbury, an anthropology adjunct instructor who had been with the department since 2011, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, following a battle with cancer. Learning and teaching science was Bradbury’s lifelong passion. Over the past several years, … (Read More) Campus Community Mourns Passing of Cynthia Bradbury

Supporting Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate Teaching

With growing enrollment in anthropology courses, attention has been focused on improving student retention, engagement, satisfaction and success in key courses. To provide a testing ground for integrating active learning across the curriculum, the Department of Anthropology has been engaged … (Read More) Supporting Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate Teaching

John Ziker Receives Fulbright for Study on Inter-Generational Stress Triggers

John Ziker Professor John Ziker, chair of the anthropology department, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Fulbright award titled the Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair in Brain Science, and Child and Family Health and Wellness. His project will investigate the … (Read More) John Ziker Receives Fulbright for Study on Inter-Generational Stress Triggers