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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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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

Click here for the link to the story.

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).

Dr. Carol Silverman was interviewed for a Daily Beast Story on American Roma

The interview was conducted by her former UO student Nina Strohlic and can be found at the following link:

PhD student Jessica Stone is awarded a travel grant from the U of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

Jessica will use these funds to attend and present her research at the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association Congress in Siem Reap, Cambodia next month. Congrats Jessica!

Dr. Terry Hunt’s research on Easter Island was recently featured on an NPR blog.

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Dr. Carol Silverman’s new book has recieved the Alan Merriam Book Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology

Click here for the announcement from Around the O.