Social Sciences Department Newsletter - 2018
Students Assist with Rescue Excavations on Channel Islands
Students from an ANT 310 Archaeological Field Methods class assisted with excavations conducted by the National Parks Service on islands off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Major Donation Supports New Geo-Spatial Technologies Laboratory
In early 2018, the department received a $100,000 donation from a Social Sciences graduate to create a new computer laboratory.
Social Sciences Learn by Doing Fund
This year, the department was able to provide funds for four student projects through the Learn by Doing Fund.
Department Receives $5,000 Donation from PG&E for Learn By Doing
Two award-winning Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) employees donated $5,000 to the Social Sciences Learn by Doing Fund.
Student Collaboration on Maternal Competition Research
During the winter and spring quarters of 2018, a talented group of anthropology majors embarked on an ambitious research project led by Dr. Stacey Rucas to examine maternal competition within the broader context of social media from an evolutionary perspective.
Coleen Carrigan Wins CLA Award for Early Career Achievement in Scholarship
In June, cultural anthropologist Dr. Coleen Carrigan was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements with the College of Liberal Arts award for Early Career Achievement in Scholarship.
Meet Dr. Sara Lopus and Dr. Joan Meyers, new faculty in the Social Sciences Department
Our faculty had a busy year filled with scholarly activities and achievements.
Letters from the Field
Social Sciences Department alumni Andrew Byrd and Amy Krumholz talk about their post-graduate careers.