Archive for April, 2016

Archaeology Roadshow 2016

Archaeology Roadshow 2016 flyer(1)

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Spring term Zotero/Mendeley Workshops

This term’s managing citations workshops are coming up in two weeks. All will be held in the Library in room 160.

Managing Resources with Zotero and Mendeley
Tuesday, May 10, 4–5:30, ML160
Wednesday, May 18, 4–5:30, ML160

Zotero and Mendeley are web-based and desktop citation and PDF management tools that make it easy to collect, organize and cite research materials. Both are terrific tools for anyone working on a research project, as they can help you manage your research materials from multiple sources and insert them into your publications with ease.

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Explore Senior Capstone Opportunities

Learn about PSU’s senior capstone partnerships and projects at the 2016 Annual Senior Capstone Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tuesday, May 3, in 327 Smith Union.

Senior Capstones are designed by University faculty to build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the greater Portland metropolitan area and abroad. Former capstone courses include Indigenous Gardens and Food Justice, Sexual Assault Prevention Theater, Voters Rights and Registration, among many others.

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BMACRF 2016 Call for Proposals

The Burke Museum Archaeology Department is now accepting proposals for the Burke Museum Archaeology Research Collections Fellowship (BMACRF). The fellowship provides a stipend for students (graduate or undergraduate) to conduct summer research on Burke archaeological collections. This is a great opportunity for students to get research experience with archaeological collections. Students with backgrounds other than archaeology are invited to apply, but the intended research should include an archaeological collections component. Information regarding the fellowship can be found here:

Information on Burke Archaeology Collections can be found here:

For additional information, please contact Dr. Peter Lape, Curator of Archaeology at

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Save The Date! End-of-the-Year Anthropology Party!

Please save the date for the Anthropology Department’s end-of-year party!

We will honor our outstanding senior and the winners of the Newman and Scheans Awards.

Refreshments will be served!
Friends and family welcome.

Join us on Thursday June 2nd, 4-6 PM, in the Anthropology Department lounge (Cramer Hall 141).

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Madagascar Exhibit & Art Sale

Wednesday April 6th:  Madagascar Exhibit in the Anthropology Department with Art Items for Sale Featuring the World’s Most 25 Endangered Primates

A celebration of an exhibit on Madagascar in the Anthropology Department display case (Cramer Hall 141) will take place on Wednesday April 6th from 9 am till 4:30 pm.  Material on display includes 17th, 18th, and 19th century lithographs and prints depicting lemurs.  One of these is among the earliest illustrations of lemurs known in Europe and the West.  Also on display are, contemporary Malagasy textiles, artwork, and agricultural products, skeletal material of living lemurs, a real fossil bone of Madagascar’s legendary elephant bird (!), and beautifully illustrated natural history books for children by the late Alison Jolly,doyenne of lemur studies since 1960.  The exhibit celebration will be accompanied by the sale of T-shirts, notecards and other items embellished with the work of Vietnamese artist Van Hoang Doa.  Van Hoang Doa’s beautiful natural history paintings of primates from around the world were selected to illustrate the 25 Most Endangered Primates identified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for 2014-1016.  Proceeds of the art sale will go toward supporting Portland State graduate student field projects in Madagascar.  Cash or check payments accepted (we cannot process credit cards).  Every purchase will include a complementary culinary Madagascar vanilla bean.  Come learn about the Indian Ocean Island’s culture and wildlife!  And about the World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates.  See you on April 6th!

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