Sprowal wins award!

Zaire Sprowal of Richmond, Virginia, has been named the 2015-2016 recipient of the University of Mary Washington’s Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership. The annual award is given to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must maintain high academic standards, possess characteristics of leadership and make a personal commitment to advocating an appreciation for diversity and inclusion on campus. Read more about it here. … [Read more...]

July 2015 homeless count needs volunteers!

The Fredericksburg Continuum of Care is conducting a summer Point in Time survey of the homeless population of District 16 on July 30th (previously, they've done only winter counts). It's a great opportunity to participate in a valuable research opportunity that helps determine funding sources for homelessness in our region. You can sign up using the link below. 2015 Summer PIT Count Volunteer Sign Up You can also email Wilfred Salas at GWRC, salas@gwregion.org or at 804-647-8067. … [Read more...]

Bonds Publishes Essay on Climate and Security

Assistant Professor of Sociology Eric Bonds recently published an essay in the journal Peace Review, entitled “Challenging Climate Change’s New Security Threat Status.” Bonds argues that while the impacts of unmitigated climate change will be profoundly disruptive, viewing this crisis through a national security lens will not necessarily help. In fact, it may limit our collective ability to address the problem. … [Read more...]

AAA Site “This is Anthropology”

The American Anthropological Association recently launched a new web site "This is Anthropology." The site is intended to present anthropology to the broader public, and it includes information and tools that will likely prove useful to students as well.  It includes a good overview of career possibilities and the skills that anthropologists possess, which could help students to refine the way they present the value of their studies to potential employers.  And when friends of family members get that skeptical or puzzled expression when you talk about majoring in anthropology, send them a link to this site! … [Read more...]