Student Blog

Du Blog 2015

Paleoanthropological Noise

September 11, 2015

microCT scan

The Dissertation Proposal Defense

June 16, 2015

The third year of the PhD program at CASHP is a whirlwind for anyone who experiences it.  It is both the culmination of one's classwork and teaching responsibilities as well as the platform for fut

journal club

It's Time for Journal Club!

June 02, 2015

One of the great benefits of being a graduate student is getting the opportunity to discuss studies and ideas outside one’s areas of expertise.

Chimpanzees: Not for your Entertainment

May 19, 2015

In one of the labs in the undergraduate introduction to biological anthropology course, one activity asks students to identify facial expression in humans.

The Learning Curve

The Learning Curve

May 04, 2015

[3 years ago] How to get a research visa take one:


The author at the 2015 AAPA meetings in St. Louis

The Big Meeting

April 01, 2015

Excitement, nervousness, exhaustion. The annual physical anthropology meetings elicit a mix of emotions for a budding scientist.

The Future

Surviving Science

March 16, 2015

For those interested in pursuing a career in science, receiving an acceptance letter from your dream graduate program is a momentous occasion, surrounded by seemingly endless possibilities and oppo


Learning the Ropes...and Teaching Them Too!

March 02, 2015

As graduate students, we occupy an unusual role in the university.

Mary Leakey

“Ancestors for Us All” - Cultural Heritage and Prehistory Research in Tanzania

February 23, 2015

While perusing museum records in Dar es Salaam last week, I came across an obituary of one Dr. Louis S.B. Leakey.

Resources for graduate students

Resources For PhD Students Are Not Scarce, If You Know Where To Look

February 19, 2015

Have you ever noticed that people love to give advice? I am no exception! In this post I am going to share links to resources that can be useful to graduate students.

Tanga with baby

Finding the Stunning Sunsets Through the Tangled Vines of Graduate School

February 16, 2015

Trip. Get back up. Vines. Free. Where are these chimps? Keep searching. Chimps. Incredible. Repeat