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Prof. Monica L. Smith publishes book on the growth of urban life in Cities: The First 6,000 Years

A sweeping history of cities through the millennia–from Mesopotamia to Manhattan–and how they have propelled Homo sapiens to dominance.Six thousand years ago, there were no cities on the planet. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that number is growing. Weaving together archeology, history, and contemporary observations, Monica Smith […]

Passing of Professor Emeritus Lewis Langness

Dear friends and colleagues, please find below a link to an obituary that was just brought to my attention for Professor Emeritus Lewis Leroy Langness (b. 1929) who passed away on May 14th, 2018.Professor Langness received a B.A in Psychology from the University of Idaho (1956), and an M.A. (1959) and Ph.D.(1964) in Anthropology from […]

Prof. Daniel Fessler wins the 2018 UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize

The Gold Shield prize is a $30,000 award presented by Gold Shield, Alumnae of UCLA, to an exceptional mid-career full professor with a distinguished record of undergraduate teaching, research and university service. The article about Prof. Fessler can be read at the UCLA Newsroom.

UCLA Anthropology Ph.D. graduate Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein appointed AAA Leadership Fellow

Recent Anthropology Ph.D. graduate Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein is a researcher at New Knowledge Organization, Ltd. From her profile in the October issue of Anthropology News:I lead media research at an interdisciplinary New York City-based think tank. I consider myself primarily a linguistic anthropologist, with a focus on various kinds of large-scale communication and theories of community […]

Graduate Student Sonya Rao in Anthropology News: What anthropologists can do to support asylum seekers and the interpreters who serve them

PhD Candidate Sonya Rao weighs in on how the professional community of anthropologists and academics can support the profession of interpreting, and in turn support migrants both at the border and throughout the process of seeking asylum. At UCLA, Rao writes about language rights and the labor issues of language service professionals, with a focus […]