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Week of: Mar 20, 2011

Student May Patino and Graeson Harris-Young, Anthropology

May Patino and Graeson Harris-Young will present their research on mona monkeys at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ conference in Minnesota in April 2011. Their paper is titled “Comparison of Boom Calls in Cercopithecus mona in Benin and Grenada”. This research is based on vocal analyses done in the Biological Anthropology Research Laboratory with Professor Mary Glenn. May and Grae also plan to submit this paper for publication in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Student Sandy Strayer, Anthropology

Sandy Strayer presented her research at the Society for California Archaeology symposium on March 12th, 2011. Her paper is titled “Ribar High 2 Ground Stone Tool Analysis”. Her research is based on lithic analysis which she carried out as part of a course taught by Professor Marisol Cortes-Rincon. Sandy was invited to submit her article for publication in the Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology.

Faculty Drs. Sheila and Steve Steinberg, Sociology

Drs. Sheila and Steven Steinberg contributed a book chapter entitled “Geospatial Analysis Technology and Social Science Research” to the newly released book: Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Week of: Mar 13, 2011

Faculty David Stacey, English

David Stacey will attend the 8th Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society at Clemson University on May 26-29, 2011, where he will present a paper entitled “Listening to Jazz with Kenneth Burke: Identification as Improvisation.”

Week of: Mar 06, 2011

Faculty Sam Sonntag, Politics

Sam Sonntag’s article, “The Changing Global-Local Linguistic Landscape in India,” has just been published in English Language Education in South Asia, edited by Lesley Farrell, Udaya Narayan Singh and Ram Ashish Giri (New Delhi: Foundations Books, an imprint of Cambridge University Press India, 2011).

Student David Sandrock; Uri Grunder; Graeson Harris-Young; May Patino, Anthropology

The Dean’s office in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has awarded the following students with an Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Anthropology department: David Sandrock, Uri Grunder, Graeson Harris-Young, and May Patino.

Student Leslie Scopes Anderson, Dr. William Miller, Geology

HSU student, Leslie Scopes Anderson recently completed a beginner’s fossil guide for Humboldt County entitled “Unearthing Evidence of Creatures form Deep Time”. The work details five sites in our area where ancient marine fossils can be found, complete with maps, photos, descriptions and directions. It will be used for fossil classes in the geology dept., and is also available for download by any student at the Geology website. The project took three semesters to complete, under the direction of Dr. William Miller.

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