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Reaching Out

By Kate McGrath 

The Dissertation Proposal Defense

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

It's Time for Journal Club!

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

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

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

“Hello?”

The Big Meeting

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

Surviving Science

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!

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

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

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