First Class! CSU Students Prepare for Museum and Cultural Heritage Careers

First Class! CSU Students Prepare for Museum and Cultural Heritage Careers Joshua Zaffos A new and equipped group of future museum curators and cultural heritage managers from Colorado State University is ready for admission. The first class of graduates from the Department of Anthropology and Geography’s Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate completed the program […]

Anthropology and Geography Students Show Off at Undergraduate Research Showcase

Anthropology and Geography Students Show Off at Undergraduate Research Showcase Joshua Zaffos During a challenging year for student engagement and research, undergraduate students in the Colorado State University Department of Anthropology and Geography stepped up and earned awards during the 2021 Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Showcase. The annual program, which was virtual this […]

Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public

Panel Explores How Anthropologists Engage with the Public Joshua Zaffos A panel of Colorado State University Anthropology and Geography faculty, students and alumni discussed how and why anthropologists should be public figures and engaging with popular audiences during a virtual program on April 2. The hour-long panel, “Anth to the People! Public Anthropology in the […]

Opportunity beckons Geography student to London School of Economics

Opportunity beckons Geography student to London School of Economics Joshua Zaffos Additional content by Becca Lee-Simpson Justin Smith was touring London during a post-high-school gap year when he stumbled upon his future. After wandering the famed West End District, Smith found himself gazing at the iconic arch-framed entrance of the Old Building of the London […]

Bunn and Team Win NASA Grant to Forecast Conservation Futures in South Africa

Bunn and Team Win NASA Grant to Forecast Conservation Land-Use Futures in South Africa Joshua Zaffos Colorado State University Geography Professor David Bunn and his research group have won a $750,000 award from NASA to develop an “ecological forecasting” system for South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the surrounding region. The proposal will enable scientists to better […]

Public Anthropology students offer “Takes from the Anthropocene” on podcast series

Public Anthropology students offer “Takes from the Anthropocene” on podcast series Joshua Zaffos Climate change, ocean pollution, freshwater scarcity. Healthcare inequity, Indigenous rights, structural violence. Such looming global matters often feel overwhelming to individuals and communities – and they are typically topics we choose to avoid in casual conversations. Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kate Browne […]

Ke-Schutte navigates the “Angloscene” in Afro-Chinese relations in March 31 lecture

Ke-Schutte navigates the “Angloscene” in Afro-Chinese relations in March 31 lecture Joshua Zaffos Dr. Jay Ke-Schutte was studying and teaching in Beijing, China, when a Nigerian classmate opened their eyes to an interesting paradox. The colleague was one day surprised to see a yellow school bus – common in the U.S. and American media but less so […]

Showcase Success for Anthropology Graduate Students

Showcase Success for Anthropology Graduate Students Joshua Zaffos Anthropology and Geography graduate students garnered accolades and awards at the 2020 Graduate Student Showcase at Colorado State University. Doctoral students Mary Shirley Mitchell and Ray Sumner each won awards for outstanding research and presentations during the virtual showcase in November. Mitchell’s poster and presentation, titled “Hips, […]

Mapping People and the Environment

As seen in the College of Liberal Arts Magazine | Winter 2020/ Spring 2021 Mapping People and the Environment Joshua Zaffos As the COVID-19 pandemic began unfolding in the United States last February, Zoe Schutte and other geography students at Colorado State University found themselves taking a different sort of Coronavirus test.  “We completed a disease mapping assignment […]

Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known

Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently University of Louisville Additional content by Joshua Zaffos Modern humans arrived in the westernmost part of Europe 41,000-38,000 years ago, about 5,000 years earlier than previously known. That’s according to a study […]