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Willing to Brush Your Friend’s Hair for Science?

Research team, Endocrinology of Social Relationships Lab Anthropologists have studied primates and their habits of “social grooming” – when one ape helps another ape clean or smooth its hair, for example — and noted many beneficial health effects. The interaction … (Read More) Willing to Brush Your Friend’s Hair for Science?

Anthropology Department Hosts Spring Break Conference

Over spring break, the Department of Anthropology co-hosted top researchers and students from across the Pacific Northwest at the 71st Northwest Anthropological Conference. Mark Plew and Pei-Lin Yu served on the local organizing committee. The conference was a success, with … (Read More) Anthropology Department Hosts Spring Break Conference

Association of Office Professionals Hosts Professional Development Day

  Professional Development Day is a one-day conference that will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  April 6 in the Micron Business and Economics Building. Held annually by the Boise State University Association of Office Professionals, the event will provide training … (Read More) Association of Office Professionals Hosts Professional Development Day

Celebrate 70 Years of Fulbrights Jan. 24

  Join the Center for Global Education from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program at the Yanke Family Research Park. Pei-Lin Yu during her Fulbright. The celebration is a great opportunity to … (Read More) Celebrate 70 Years of Fulbrights Jan. 24

College of Arts and Sciences Welcome Emeriti Faculty and Staff during Homecoming

With nearly 40 College of Arts and Sciences emeriti faculty and staff members and their guests in attendance, Dean Tony Roark welcomed the emeriti group back to campus on Homecoming Saturday. The Dean’s office hosted the annual event during Homecoming week … (Read More) College of Arts and Sciences Welcome Emeriti Faculty and Staff during Homecoming

Participate in Boise State’s Fulbright Week Nov. 13-16

Jen Forbey while on a Fulbright trip to Norway with reindeer. Boise State University graduate and undergraduate students with a passion for pursuing research, study or teaching opportunities abroad are encouraged to attend Fulbright Week Nov. 13-16. Events throughout the … (Read More) Participate in Boise State’s Fulbright Week Nov. 13-16

A Talk on Design Ethnography and Failed Cultural Change is Oct. 11

Boise State’s design ethnography program welcomes guest speaker Elizabeth K. Briody, founder and principal of Cultural Keys, LLC, for a 10 a.m. presentation Oct. 11 in the College of Innovation and Design. Briody will present, “The Implementation that Never Happened: … (Read More) A Talk on Design Ethnography and Failed Cultural Change is Oct. 11

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