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America's housing crisis is forcing more people to live in vehicles | HuffPost
Wealthy cities like Berkeley and Seattle are seeing a boom in people calling their cars and RVs “home.” Graham Pruss, a graduate student in anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Pruss.Graham  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Anthropology  students  College:Arts&Sciences 
12 days ago by uwnews
Northwestern study shows pregnancy accelerates aging | CBS Chicago
A new study shows that each pregnancy a woman has accelerates cellular aging by a range of six months to two years. Study co-author Dan Eisenberg, a University of Washington associate professor of anthropology, is mentioned.
CBS.News  !UWitM  2018  regl  Eisenberg.Dan  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
25 days ago by uwnews
The rise and fall of a Seattle megachurch through the eyes of an anthropologist | KUOW
What happened during the creation and growth of Mars Hill Church made waves in Seattle and beyond. Jessica Johnson, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is featured.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Johnson.Jessica  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  regl 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other | The Economist
Totalitarian determination and modern technology have produced a massive abuse of human rights in Xinjiang. Darren Byler, a UW graduate student in anthropology, is mentioned.
The.Economist  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  Byler.Darren 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Analysis | SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom is based on a real-life test site for nuclear weapons | The Conversation
"Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob’s fictional home, is based on an actual place in the Pacific Ocean. But how much do most Americans know of the real-life Bikini Atoll, the location of 23 U.S. nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War era?" writes Holly Barker, senior lecturer of anthropology at the UW.
The.Conversation  !UWitM  2018  natl  Barker.Holly  opinion.analysis  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
The downfall of the Mars Hill Church | KUOW
Do you remember the Mars Hill Church? Charismatic, idiosyncratic, it connected with a younger generation and had an unconventional figure at its head. Mark Driscoll fueled the church's rise, and was also the source of its downfall. University of Washington anthropology professor Jessica Johnson explored that fall in her new book, "Biblical Porn."
KUOW  Johnson.Jessica  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl 
12 weeks ago by uwnews
A finger bone from an unexpected place and time upends the story of human migration out of Africa | Los Angeles Times
It's only 3 centimeters long and less than 1 centimeter wide, but it has the potential to rewrite the history of our ancestors' migration out of Africa. Ben Marwick, an archaeologist at the UW, is quoted.
Los.Angeles.Times  !UWitM  2018  Marwick.Ben  Department:Anthropology  natl  College:Arts&Sciences 
april 2018 by uwnews
Men are more likely to think they are smarter even when someone is equally accomplished to them, a study says | Bustle
According to a new study, men at least think they're smarter than women in the classroom, a feat that may help them academically in the long run. A 2016 UW study is referenced.
Bustle  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
april 2018 by uwnews
Birds with older fathers have shorter telomeres, lifespans | The Scientist
A team of researchers shows that bird embryos sired from old zebra finch fathers have shorter telomeres compared to those with the same moms and younger fathers. Dan Eisenberg, associate professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Anthropology  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Scientist  Eisenberg.Dan  College:Arts&Sciences 
march 2018 by uwnews
Nuclear trauma still fresh for Seattle’s Marshallese community on 64th anniversary of Bikini Atoll tests | The International Examiner
In 1954, the Navy dropped the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated on land in Bikini Atoll, one of the Marshall Islands in the southeast Pacific, an explosion 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Holly Barker, a UW anthropology lecturer, is quoted.
Barker.Holly  !UWitM  2018  regl  International.Examiner  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
march 2018 by uwnews
A home away from home for Pacific Islander students at the Burke Museum | International Examiner
Randizia Crisostomo, a graduate student at UW Bothell who also works as the Burke Museum’s community outreach coordinator for Oceania and Asia, is featured about her work.
International.Examiner  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell  students  regl  Barker.Holly  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
february 2018 by uwnews
Stone Age man’s top tips for felling prey | The Times of London
With her former professor at the University of Washington (Ben Fitzhugh), recent anthropology graduate Janice Wood has laboriously recreated the projectiles used by the Stone Age Alaskans.
Times.London  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  alumni  Fitzhugh.Ben 
february 2018 by uwnews
Why two anthropologists reconstructed prehistoric weaponry | Atlas Obscura
Hunter-gatherers were more tech-savvy than we give them credit for. Janice Wood, a recent UW anthropology graduate, and Ben Fitzhugh, a UW professor of anthropology, are featured.
Atlas.Obscura  Department:Anthropology  alumni  Fitzhugh.Ben  Wood.Janice  students  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Arts&Sciences 
february 2018 by uwnews
Spokane representative works to get health care for local Marshallese community | Spokane Public Radio
One of Spokane’s largest ethnic communities comes from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. UW anthropologist Holly Barker is quoted.
Spokane.Public.Radio  Barker.Holly  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2017 
december 2017 by uwnews
Many Marshall Islanders living here still can't get care to deal with U.S. nuclear fallout | The Pacific Northwest Inlander
University of Washington anthropology lecturer Holly Barker first went to the Marshall Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. She recently spoke at a health forum in Spokane, teaching the group about the history of nuclear testing in the islands and the lasting health impacts.
Inlander  !UWitM  2017  Barker.Holly  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
december 2017 by uwnews
Security clampdown bites in China’s Xinjiang region | Financial Times
Centuries ago merchants criss-crossed the deserts of Xinjiang. Today the Chinese region is in a state of virtual lockdown after the introduction of a sweeping new security regime that has affected virtually every aspect of daily life. Darren Byler, a UW graduate student in anthropology, is quoted.
Byler.Darren  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  Financial.Times  !UWitM  2017 
november 2017 by uwnews
The New Burke Museum is a world to behold — literally | Crosscut
When the new, $99-million Burke Museum of Natural History opens in late 2019, it will be a visual spectacle. Passersby on the sidewalk at the edge of the UW campus will have a full view of a hanging skeleton of a beaked whale and an illuminated glass totem pole.
Burke.Museum  !UWitM  2017  Crosscut  Barker.Holly  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
november 2017 by uwnews
Ancient carnivorous dread-possum is upending the history of mammals | Gizmodo
The fossilized skull and skeleton of a cat-sized metatherian carnivore were unearthed and collected from the Uzunçarşıdere Formation in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region by researchers from the UW and the UK’s University of Salford.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2017  Department:Anthropology  UW:Medicine  Department:Pediatrics  College:Arts&Sciences 
august 2017 by uwnews
Reimagining the history of human migration with a 65,000-year-old find | Hakai Magazine
An archaeological site in northern Australia has revealed some surprising new evidence of the peopling of Down Under that promises to upend the debate on human migration across the globe. Ben Marwick, an archaeologist from the UW, is quoted.
Department:Anthropology  Marwick.Ben  !UWitM  2017  Hakai.Magazine  College:Arts&Sciences 
august 2017 by uwnews
Analysis | Buried tools and pigments tell a new history of humans in Australia for 65,000 years | The Conversation
A new study pushes back the first known evidence of human activity in Australia — to 65,000 years ago. This was co-written by Ben Marwick, associate professor of anthropology at the UW.
Marwick.Ben  !UWitM  2017  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  opinion.analysis  The.Conversation 
july 2017 by uwnews

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