The Audit: CSU’s Prison Agriculture Lab researches the roots, impact of the prison agriculture industry

There are more than 600 prison agricultural programs currently in the United States, but very little data looking at the how, what, and maybe most importantly, why of these programs. Colorado State University’s Prison Agriculture Lab is looking to change that. Co-directors Joshua Sbicca and Carrie Chennault talk about the lab’s recently published landmark dataset analyzing the different types of current prison agricultural programs, as well as the underlying drivers behind them.

Rain Garden Summer: Anthropology graduate student interns with Colorado Stormwater Center

Riley Lynch, CSU watershed science alumna and anthropology graduate student worked with the Colorado Stormwater Center during her CSU Extension internship where she managed communications with over 300 applicants and the 20 selected program participants of the Rain Garden Pilot Program. She also co-taught the three-hour Certified Rain Garden Installer Course, sourced nearly 600 native plants, and led multiple rain garden installations with groups of youth and adult volunteers.

Listening to Neighbors and Documenting Change: Interdisciplinary liberal arts student produces video documentary for CSU Extension internship

Axel Sandoval Bravo, interdisciplinary liberal arts student, and geography professor Carrie Chennault, head to southwest Denver to record the stories of longtime residents experiencing redevelopment and gentrification in their neighborhoods as part of an effort to engage in community building via CSU Extension.

Take a tour of the Frayer Collection

Five Things! Take a tour of the Frayer Collection Anthropology doctoral student Alex Pelissero showcases his favorite fossil casts from new department collection September 1, 2022 Alex Pelissero This summer, the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University inherited a large collection of fossil casts from David Frayer, professor emeritus of Anthropology at […]

Cohen Explores the Power of Dance in West Africa in New Book

Cohen Explores the Power of Dance in West Africa in New Book In Infinite Repertoire, Anthropology Professor Adrienne Cohen weaves her insight as both ethnographer and dancer to examine how young women in Guinea are flexing new rights and roles through dance  August 9, 2022 Josh Zaffos A female dancer pumping the dundunba with Lansana […]

CSU Anthropologists Host Paleoecology Summit 

CSU Anthropologists Host Paleoecology Summit June 24, 2022 Joshua Zaffos Researchers who study the evolution and adaptations of Homo sapiens and other hominin species across hundreds of thousands to millions of years face a constant challenge: reconstructing long-long-long-ago paleoenvironments. Not surprisingly, ancient fossil records are incomplete and imperfect, and while some species may preserve well, many […]

Galvin Wins University Distinguished Professor Award 

Galvin Wins University Distinguished Professor Award Award recognizes 30-plus-year career integrating anthropology and conservation and serving CSU May 23, 2022  Josh Zaffos A pioneer in interdisciplinary anthropological research, Dr. Kathleen Galvin has been recognized as a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.   Galvin, who has been faculty since 1994 and received her Anthropology bachelor’s […]