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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

October 18, 2016

Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.

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Is Brazil the Albany of South America?

Is Brazil the Albany of South America?

April 20, 2016

Why has the American media has reacted with shock and concern regarding the political corruption in Brazil, while largely ignoring the political scandals that have embroiled New York. / New York Daily News

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Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

April 15, 2016

René Millon, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Rochester whose life’s work was dedicated to mapping and excavating a historic pre-Columbian site in Mexico is being remembered as a pioneer who influenced the study of ancient cultures and societies. He died in February at age 94.

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Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

November 25, 2015

Syracuse University professor and author Christopher R. DeCorse will discuss how archaeology has shown that African cultures were both transformed and maintained throughout the Atlantic World.

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Q. and A.: John Osburg on the angst found among China’s newly rich

Q. and A.: John Osburg on the angst found among China’s newly rich

December 16, 2014

John Osburg, 39, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, is the author of Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among Chinas New Rich, based on research he conducted in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The book describes a milieu beset by anxiety over whether their gains can last.

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2014 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture focuses on wave science

2014 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture focuses on wave science

October 16, 2014

Noted anthropologist Stefan Helmreich will provide insights on how scientists are studying waves in nature to understand phenomena as diverse as the social sciences and climate change.

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