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Anthropology students’ research presented through May 1

BOONE—The spring 2014 Anthropology Senior Student Symposium at Appalachian State University will be held April 17, 24 and May 1 at Appalachian State University. The symposium, in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Gorge Room, will feature topics ranging from American boarding schools and forced assimilation to the decline of the labor union in the U.S.

Talk on cultural racism held April 14

BOONE—Dr. Alia Al-Saji will present the lecture “Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Meaning of Culture” April 14 at Appalachian State University.

Anthropologist works with Guatemalan leaders to preserve a town’s history and culture

BOONE—Timothy J. Smith, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has developed a special relationship during the past 17 years with the predominantly indigenous town of Sololá, Guatemala.

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to the collapse of the Indus Civilization

BOONE—A new study on the human skeletal remains from the ancient Indus city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in the demise of the Indus, or Harappan civilization around 4,000 years ago.

Beaver honored by Appalachian Writers Association

BOONE—Professor Patricia D. Beaver, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University, has received the Appalachian Writers Association’s award for the Appalachian Book of the Year in Nonfiction.

Oil legacies and sustainable futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast discussed Oct. 23

BOONE—The Department of Anthropology presents “Oil Legacies and Sustainable Futures on Mexico’s Gulf Coast” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.

Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar to screen two documentaries at Appalachian

BOONE—Indian filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar will screen two of his documentaries at Appalachian State University. Kumar’s visit to campus and the screenings are sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Office of International Education and Development. A discussion will follow each film.

Local ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign part of global campaign to stop violence against women

BOONE—Events Feb 11-15 in Boone and at Appalachian State University are being held conjunction with the “One Billion Rising” campaign, a global effort to end violence against women and girls. The week’s activities will culminate with a flash mob rally and dance, and benefit dance on V-Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. All events are free and open to the public.

Renowned Egyptologist discusses ancient Egyptian rites and rituals April 12

Pete_Lacovara_t.jpgBOONE—Egyptologist Peter Lacovara will talk about “Life and Death in the Pyramid Age: The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy” April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. The program, sponsored by the Doorways International Program Series, is free and open to the public.