Campus Archaeology Fieldschool’s Excavation of MSU’s First Observatory Featured in Local Media

In summer of 2023, workers from Michigan State University Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, were installing hammock posts close to student residence halls near West Circle Drive when they encountered a hard, impenetrable surface under the ground. The discovery turned out to be the archaeological remains of Read More

Anthropology Undergraduate Sasha Franklin awarded Andrew Undergraduate Fellowship and Dean’s Assistantship from College of Social Science

Anthropology undergraduate student Sasha Franklin has been awarded the Andrew Undergraduate Fellowship and a Dean’s Assistantship from the MSU College of Social Science. Sasha’s proposal was titled “Online Learning and Digital Cultural Heritage in Belize”, and the project will begin in the fall 2024 semester. Read More

Anthropology Undergraduate Allison Thomson awarded Dean’s Assistantship from the College of Social Science

Anthropology undergraduate student Allison Thomson has been awarded a Dean’s Assistantship from the MSU College of Social Science. The project is titled “Utilizing GIS to Visualize Bioarchaeological Data,” and funding will take place over the 2024-25 academic year. This project aims to improve accessibility and Read More

Associate Professor Najib Hourani awarded Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Najib Hourani, along with fellow PI Dr. Rebecca Karam (Sociology) received the 2023-24 Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the Michigan State University Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. The project, entitled “Counting MENA In,” also received funding from MSU’s Department Read More

Ph.D. Student Priyanka Jayakodi Awarded Rose Graduate Fellowship Fund in Water Research

Department of Anthropology Ph.D. Student Priyanka Jayakodi has been awarded the 2024-25 Rose Graduate Fellowship in Water Research by the Michigan State University Graduate School. The Rose Graduate Fellowship is an annual award for graduate students at Michigan State University aimed at supporting research that addresses the looming global Read More