Archive for February, 2014

Community Media as a Forum for Resistance: The Case of the Romero Theater Troupe

Thesis Defense:

Michael Kilman

“Community Media as a Forum for Resistance: The Case of the Romero Theater Troupe”

 Friday, March 14th, 2014

10am, Cramer Hall, Room 283

Michael Kilman Thesis Defense

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Conversations with Chimpanzees: Transforming our View of Nature

Sigma Xi Willamette-Columbia Chapter, is hosting Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer,  Mary Lee Jensvold, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum studies at Central Washington University, who will present:


“Conversations with Chimpanzees: Transforming our View of Nature” 


Thursday, March 6

7:30 pm, Smith Memorial Ctr 327-8

Free & Open to Public
SX March 6_ Presentation Chimpanzee Communication PSU


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“Science, the Media, and Interpretations of Upper Paleolithic Figurines”

Archaeology First Thursday

“Science, the Media, and Interpretations of Upper Paleolithic Figurines”

 Presented by Dr. Melanie Lee Chang, University of Victoria

Archaeological discoveries from the Paleolithic receive widespread popular press coverage. The public is fascinated by human evolution, and the mass media commonly presents related “Paleo” news to attract the maximum readership. Researchers benefit from such coverage.  However, sensationalist language becomes problematic when placed in a scientific context. When researchers  use the language of popular media, they validate it. The echo chamber expands to include scientists in other fields, who may unquestioningly apply such facile interpretations in their own research in order to “naturalize” and legitimize modern biases.

Thursday, March 6

4:00 pm, Smith Memorial Ctr 236

Free & Open to Public

Dr. Chang received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and has taught at the University of Oregon and University of Victoria. Her main  research focus is in biological anthropology (fossil hominin systematics including Neanderthal), but the subject of her First Thursday presentation suggests her interests are broad.  The topic should be of interest to all.

FirstThursdays PPT Chang March 6 2014 for CLAS

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Master’s Degree in Historical & Cultural Visualization

The Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Media Arts + Sciences initiative at Duke University are pleased to announce a new Master’s Degree in Historical & Cultural Visualization!
For more information, visit – Applications accepted until March 31, 2014!
Questions:  email

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Lecture: Latina Immigrant Mothers Traversing U.S. School Cultural Landscapes

“Neither the problem nor the solution: Latina Immigrant Mothers Traversing U.S. School Cultural Landscapes”
Public lecture by Katherine Rodela, AAUW Dissertation  Fellow
April 23, 2014
Smith 238 at PSU
Light refreshments.
Cosponsored by Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department and the Child & Family Studies Department.

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“Clash of Memories: Historical Memory, Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations”

 Clash of Memories: Historical Memory, Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations 

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 

6:00-8:00 PM

Location: PSU Student Rec Center (ASRC) Auditrium 001, 1800 SW 6th Ave.


Dr. Zheng Wang, a Global Fellow at the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is an associate professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He has been a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations.


A pdf of the flyer is available at the following link:

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Central Washington University MS Program in Resource Management

Central Washington University MS Program in Resource Management

Our interdisciplinary, team-taught courses are newly infused with geography, economics, and anthropology faculty.
The two-year sequence of core courses, electives, and research/internship credits benefits from a strong cohort of graduate students working in CRM.
We invite students to join us with project and thesis ideas based on their/your experience. Project and thesis committees often include professional cultural resource managers from consulting groups, agencies, and tribes.
International participants continue to contribute to our program and resource protection in their homelands.
– REM website:
— Application materials:
– For priority consideration, including assistantships, apply by March 1
Our university is developing new pathways and programs for serving  US Veterans.
 Steven Hackenberger

Professor Anthropology

Co-Director Resource Management
Department of Anthropology
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Presentation on Indian Mascot Controversy

Walk a Mile in my Redface: The Indian Mascot Controversy in American Schools, Sports Culture, and Media

Tues. Feb 25, 6:30-8:30, SMSU Ball Room

Pewewardy event

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Archaeologist Position — Coquille Tribe

Archaeologist Position — Coquille Indian Tribe job announcement


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Oregon Institute Summer Intern Research Award program

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET) is excited to once again be able to offer the Oregon Institute Summer Intern Research Award program.
More information can be found on the Oregon Institute’s Summer Internship program webpage:
Program inquiries can be directed to Alisa Mukai ( or Kent Anger, PhD, Senior Scientist & Associate Director (

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