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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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Congratulations to Professors Biersack and Stephen!

Congratulations to Drs. Aletta Biersack and Lynn Stephen, who received the CSWS Faculty Grant Awards. Dr. Aletta Biersack received the award for her project titled “Gendered Transformations in the Ipili Mining Era,” and Dr. Lynn Stephen received the award for her project titled, “Tristeza/Alegria: Gender and Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents, Cinthya’s Story.” Congratulations again!

Congratulations Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes!

Congratulations to Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes who received a $2500 CSWS Graduate Student Award for his project entitled: “Gender, Migrations, and Relatedness: Care and Kinship in a Zapotec Transborder Community.”

Congratulations Mu-Lung Hsu!

Congratulations to Mu-Lung Hsu, who won the McFee Memorial Endowment Competition for his paper “Whose Permanent Home: Myanmar’s ‘Foreign’ Races, ‘Indigenous’ Races, and the Myth of Indigeneity.” Congratulations!

Congratulations Anna Sloan

Congratulations to Anna Sloan, the winner of the Cressman Prize Competition for her paper “Spirituality and the Seamstress: Birds in Ipiutak and Western Thule Lifeways at Deering, Alaska.” Congrats Anna!

Congratulations Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez, an Anthropology major and McNair Scholar mentored by Jon Erlandson, also won a UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper award, including a $1000 prize. Congratulations Gabriel!

Congratulations to Amber Bryan!

Amber Bryan,anthropology minor and McNair Student, has won UO’s Library Undergraduate Research Award of $1,000 for her paper ‘Exotic Sexuality: Examining the Effect of Exotic Dancing on Women’s Sexuality.’ Amber is mentored by Lamia Karim. Congrats Amber!

Graduate Student Jaime Dexter Identifies Ancient Spruce

Graduate student Jamie Dexter has identified the remains of a ~13,180 year old Sitka spruce, one of the earliest recorded from Southeastern Alaska. For more information, please click here.

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Silverman, recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Centre of Excellence in the Humanities, Sofia University

Congratulations to Professor Carol Silverman, who has received a Senior Fellowship from the Centre of Excellence in the Humanities, Sofia University, Bulgaria for one month in spring 2014 (5000 Euros for research expenses) for the project “Bulgarian folk music: representation, nationalism and the capitalist market.” She will also serve as a resource at Sofia University and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and deliver several lectures for the Department of Balkan Ethnology and the Institute of Folklore and Ethnographic Museum. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Recipients of the 2014 Faculty Research Awards

Congratulations to Drs. Aletta Biersack and Carol Silverman who are the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Research Award to support their research. Professor Biersack recieved the award for her research on “Mining Among Ipili Speakers:  An Ethnography of Global Connection.” Professor Carol Silverman received the award for her research “Global Gypsy:  Balkan Romani World Music.” Congratulations again!

Congratulations to Recipients of Anthropology Departmental Research and Teaching Awards

Congratulations to anthropology students: James Daria, Theresa Gildner, Mu-Lung Hsu, Smantha King, Noah Simons, and Anna Sloan, who have received a Departmental Research Award to conduct research in their subfields.
Congratulations to Jaime Dexter, who received a Theodore Stern Graduate Teaching Fellowship for her class “Hunter Gatherer Archeology.”

Congratulations to Gennie Nguyen, who has been awarded a Homer G. Barnett Teaching Fellowship for her class “Anthropology of Race and Housing in the U.S.”

Congratulations also to Reecie Levin, who has received a Cheryl Harper Award.