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May 21-June 14, 2013. Albania’s magnificent archaeological site at Butrint National Park is the primary location for Utica College’s tenth annual Forensic Anthropology Field School course, which also includes visits to the Acropolis in Athens as well as Dracula’s Castle and his birthplace in Transylvania. The field school is open to non-credit participants; no previous experience is required. Undergraduates and graduate students may enroll for six credits at either level.
Wednesday, April 10 2-5pm in 300B (**not 1:00 PM as in AAPA Program). The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) will offer a workshop on “Genomics and Anthropology in the Classroom” at the AAPA meeting in Knoxville. This workshop will provide participants with strategies for teaching next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, concepts, and studies in anthropological classes. The workshop will target a non-technical audience, and will feature speakers consisting of investigators directly involved in genomic research and educators who have integrated such research into their teaching regimens. This session has the potential to benefit anyone teaching in biological anthropology.
Saturday, April 13 2pm-4pm in 301B. The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) will hold a panel on Postdoctoral Training in Anthropological Genetics at the AAPA meeting in Knoxville. This panel aims to provide doctoral students interested in evolutionary anthropology and population genetics with a general introduction to postdoctoral training. Experts from across the field of anthropological genetics with different postdoctoral experiences will discuss several topics, including choosing and planning the postdoctoral training, maintaining the “right” work-life balance, and transitioning into a faculty position.
The American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) is pleased to announce the 2013 Outstanding Student Presentation Award competition. Up to two Outstanding Student Presentation in Anthropological Genetics (OSPAG) prizes will be given for the best poster or podium presentations at the AAPA or HBA annual meetings. Each awardee will receive a $200 cash prize and a one-year subscription to the journal Human Biology.
Calling all Adventurers and Explorers! National Geographic is searching for the most incredible expeditions of 2013 to film and feature in a dynamic new blue chip series. If you’re planning to break records, conquer the impossible and redefine the limits of human potential, we want to hear from you. Email us at NGExpedition@gmail.com. Tell us about you, your upcoming mission and how far along you are in the planning stage. Make sure to include your name, contact information and a photos and/or videolinks. (Submissions without photos and/or video WILL NOT be considered.) Expeditions that combine adventure and science especially wanted. Be prepared to inspire a new generation.