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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 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.
Come support anthropology students as they present their research at the Graduate Student Research Forum on Friday March 7th in the EMU.
Tobin Hansen will be presenting: ‘Ethnography of “Criminal Alien” Deportees in Mexico’ as a poster.
Theresa Gildner will be presenting: ‘Associations between sleep duration, sleep quality, and obesity risk
among older adults from six middle income countries’ as a talk.
Mu-Lung Hsu will be presenting: ‘Seeing but Not Seeing: “This Is How We Do Things”‘ as a talk.
Click here for more information on the Graduate Student Research Forum.
The documentary, and information about Latino Roots in Oregon, can be found here.
ROMA: GYPSY MUSIC AND CULTURE
Saturday, March 15 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street
As Europe’s largest minority and its historical “other,” Roma are
revered for their music and reviled as people. As Roma combat
historical stereotypes, what challenges do they face, and are they
succeeding? What are the roles of the European Union and cultural
mediators?” No book needed for class.
For more information and registration, click here.