Anthropology Dept

Lehman Anthropologists Witness Historic European Refugee Crisis

October 28, 2015 1:02 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has been gaining momentum for several years but most of the world began taking notice after a series of tragic events made it impossible to ignore. Perhaps most notable were the photographs of a three-year-old toddler who had drowned off the coast of Greece while escaping war-torn Syria with his family.

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New Human Species Walked Like a Man According to Lehman Professor

October 6, 2015 11:50 am Anthropology Dept, In the News, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor Harcourt-Smith published a follow-up paper on the new human species Homo Naledi which suggests the species walked upright and also climbed.

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Lehman Professor Among the Researchers That Discovered New Human Species

September 11, 2015 5:00 pm Anthropology Dept, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Professor William Harcourt-Smith led the team that analyzed the feet of the new human species Homo naledi.

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Lehman Hosts Two Film Festivals This Month: Reel Abilities and Human Rights

March 11, 2015 2:30 pm Alumni, Anthropology Dept, Political Science Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students

This semester Lehman College is hosting two separate film festivals that celebrate courage in different ways. The first is the Reel Abilities Film Festival which returns to Lehman for a third consecutive year, sponsored by Disability Services at Lehman College; the second is the Spring Human Rights Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Human [...]

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Prof. Victoria Sanford to Give Talk on Transitional Justice at Washington College

February 25, 2015 4:56 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Throughout her academic career at Lehman College, cultural anthropologist Victoria Sanford (Professor and Chair, Anthropology; Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies) has explored the complexities inherent in the fight for justice. Next week, on March 3, she delivers a talk at Washington College in Maryland, “Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human [...]

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Professor Salamandra, a Leading Syrian Expert, Discusses Ways the War-Torn Nation Can ‘Emerge from the Ashes’

January 21, 2015 12:37 pm Anthropology Dept

The Syrian Civil War has been one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history, with a death toll of at least 191,000. The struggle has captured world headlines but the internecine warfare shows no signs of abating after nearly four years. The war’s impact is just beginning to be understood and artists and scholars from [...]

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Daily Beast: The Oldest Cave Art May Not Be in Europe

October 16, 2014 8:53 am Anthropology Dept, In the News

Eric Delson, a paleoanthropologist at Lehman College of the City University of New York told the New York Times that he prefers the idea that art developed far before the migration due to the fact that “many of the cultural features once thought to have developed in western Eurasia in fact occurred far earlier in Africa.”

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Prof. Eric Delson Weighs In On Recent Discovery of Cave Paintings in Indonesia

October 10, 2014 12:22 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty, Provost

Paleoanthropologist Eric Delson of Lehman’s Anthropology Department was quoted in an article in the New York Times about the recent discovery of cave paintings found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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Anthony L. LaRuffa, Anthropologist, Italian-American Studies Expert, and Champion of Adult Learning Programs, Dies

October 10, 2014 11:57 am Anthropology Dept, Faculty

Anthropology Professor Emeritus Anthony L. LaRuffa died from cancer on September 20. He retired in 2012 after 51 years of service to Lehman College and Hunter College in the Bronx.

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Prof. Victoria Sanford to Join Panel Discussion on ‘Selma 65’ Play

October 3, 2014 11:58 am Anthropology Dept

Cultural anthropologist Victoria Sanford (Professor, Anthropology; Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies) is one of several experts invited to join a post show panel discussion of Catherine Filloux’s one-woman play Selma ’65, now playing at the La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.

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Prof. Christa Salamandra Talks About Islamic State Crisis on NY1 Online

September 26, 2014 12:28 pm Anthropology Dept

Professor Christa Salamandra, a Syrian media specialist and associate professor of anthropology at Lehman and the Graduate Center, was a recent guest on NY1’s Inside City Hall program with Josh Robin.

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Lehman College Welcomes Two New Deans

September 4, 2014 12:28 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Economics and Business Dept, Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Health Sciences Dept, Nursing Dept, Physics and Astronomy Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Psychology Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Social Work Dept, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept

This Fall, Lehman College welcomes two new deans after extensive local and national searches: Dr. William W. Latimer has been named founding dean of the new School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing and Dr. Gautam Sen is now the new dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

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