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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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Dr. Carol Silverman’s work was featured in an article in The Oregonian

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Dr. Philip Scher has been appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the Catholic University in Lyon, France

Dr. Scher’s appointment is in the office of the UNESCO Chair on Memory, Cultures and Interculturality for the Fall of 2014.

The Pauline Wollenberg Juda Memorial Endowment Fund Awards have been announced

Congratulations to Tara Cepon Robbins and Theresa Gildner, who will use the funds to present their research at the 2014 Human Biology Association conference in Calgary!

Tara Cepon Robins: The Shuar Health and Life History Project: Chronic and infectious disease burden among the Shuar – The complicated nature of epidemiological transitions.

Theresa Gildner: Contributions of sleep duration and sleep quality to body composition among older adults from six middle-income countries: Results from the Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE).

The graduate student Anthropology Health Education Department Fund Awards have been announced.

The following students were funded to conduct their dissertation research or to present their results at national conferences. Congratulations!

Evan Simons: A Comparison of Cranial Growth Between Captive and Wild Cercopithecoid Primates.

Noah Simons: Immunogenetics of the Ugandan Red Colobus in Response to Gastro-Intestinal Helminths.

Theresa Gildner: Associations between DHEAS Level, Market Integration, and Intestinal Parasite Load in an Indigenous Ecuadorian Population.

Melissa Liebert: The Shuar Health and Life History Project: The role of market integration and life history trade-offs on diurnal cortisol among Indigenous Shuar children of Amazonian Ecuador.

The undergraduate Anthropology Health Education Department Fund has been awarded to Nicolette Dent.

Nicolette Dent will use the funds to travel to the 2014 Western Regional International Health Conference in Seattle to present her work entitled, ” Gender, Power, and Depro-Provera: Constraints on Women’s Reproductive Health in Rural Nicaragua.” Congratulations, Nicolette!

This year’s departmental undergraduate research and conference participation awards winners have been announced.

Congratulations to Ada Ball, Tyler Fording, Kelsie McVeety, and Gabriele Sanchez, who were all granted departmental funds to conduct undergraduate research in Anthropology and/or travel to a conference to present their results.

Dr. Carol Silverman will be giving a lecture at Providence Hospital (Portland) on Jan. 31st from 12-2 pm

The lecture is entitled, “Health and Illness Beliefs among Roma in the Northwest” and will be in the South Auditorium.

Social anthropologist Gerald Berreman dies at age 83

Dr. Gerald Berreman, a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, passed away last month. Dr. Berreman received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1952 and 1953 (respectively) and a PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1959. He eventually became known for championing socially responsible anthropology and for his work on social inequality in India. Click here for more information.

CAScade published a story on Dr. Lynn Stephen’s new book

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Dr. Carol Silverman authored a chapter in the book, “The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism”

The chapter is entitled, “Global Balkan Gypsy Music: Issues of Migration, Appropriation, and Representation.” The book is edited by S. Krüger and R. Trandafoiu and was published by Routledge (2013).