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Influential UO Anthropology Professor Dies

Philip D. Young, 76, died June 30, 2013 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1936 to Donald and Jean (Ftacek) Young. He served in the Army in The Panama Canal Zone. Phil was Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at the University of Oregon, Chair of the Department of Anthropology (1985-1989) and Director of International Studies (1992-1995). He authored and co-edited 6 books and wrote numerous scholarly articles published in English and Spanish. He continued to be deeply committed to his work until his recent passing. He was a noted cultural anthropologist, a Latin Americanist specializing in socioeconomic change, adaptation among small farmers, and language and culture relationships. He had over 40 years of experience as a researcher, teacher, consultant, field-training director, project evaluator, and administrator. His bond with Ngäbe friends and family always drew him back to Panama. He leaves a legacy in his scholarship, his students and colleagues and the many people he touched throughout the world. To those close to him, Phil will be remembered for his wit and sense of humor, his devilish smile, and his collection of artisan frogs. His wife, Kathleen Black, will scatter his ashes at the Oregon coast, where they spent many happy times together. He is survived by Kathy, sons John and Andy, daughters Aixa, Juanita, Tanya, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of Eugene, and brother Jerry Young, who lives in California.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 14, 2013
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Tobin Hansen wins Cressman paper prize

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Dr. Tara Cepon-Robins has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Colorado

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NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association, promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.

Congratulations to our department’s CAPS Small Professional Grant Winners

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is pleased to announce that Habeom Kim, Aaron Poteate, Jessica Stone, Matthew Napolitano, and Meagan Clark were all recently awarded grants to put towards their research!

Iván Sandoval Cervantes awarded Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship

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A book authored by Professor Lynn Stephen, director, UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. We are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements (Duke University Press, October 2013) tells the story of a massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. Click here to read more.

Annie Caruso selected as the 2015 recipient of the Cheryl L. Harper Memorial Fund Scholarship

Congratulations to Annie Caruso, the 2015 recipient of the Cheryl L. Harper Memorial Fund Scholarship for her project, “A Critical Heritage Analysis of the Carriacou Archaeology Field Project.”

Matt Napolitano wins 2015 Graduate Research Forum’s People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to Anthropology graduate student Matt “Nappy” Napolitano, for winning this year’s
“People’s Choice Award” at this year’s Graduate Research Forum for his
poster entitled “Before the Clock Runs Out: Archaeology In the Face of
Erosion on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA”.
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Congratulations to Carol Silverman, new Fellow of the American Folklore Society

Prof. Silverman was formally recognized at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Santa Fe, Nov. 5-8, 2014. The Fellows is an honorary body that recognizes outstanding achievement in folklore scholarship. A learned organization founded in 1888 Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Society is an association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. Click here to read more in an article from Around the O.