ANTHROPOLOGY AND CLASSICAL STUDIES
Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies
Olin Hall 237 (Map)
Akron, OH 44325-1910
Spring Semester Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Scholarships and Award Applications Open
Through Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Alumna Tannya Forcone Leaves Legacy on Study of Food Insecurity
The independent UA student newspaper, The Buchtelite, recently showcased two articles, "The faces of hunger: part one" and "The faces of hunger: part two". Recent graduate, Tannya Forcone ('16), completed a study (2015) investigating instances of food insecurity by UA students. Of approximately 500 students, Forcone found that 36.9 percent were experiencing food insecurity. The study, which looked at a representative sample of nearly 500 UA students, found that 36.9 percent of students said they were food insecure.
THE METZGER COLLECTION
A generous donation was received summer 2016 by the Department from the family of former faculty member Lynn Metzger, who passed away in 2015. Dr. Metzger's studies of Native North Americans included a large personal library which is now housed in Olin Hall 237c. The "Metzger Collection" can be viewed in person during normal business hours, M-F, 8-5, and also on line at LibraryThing https://www.librarything.com/catalog/AACSAkron.
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Anthropology and Classical Studies Recent Headlines
UA well represented among Knight Arts Challenge finalists
Several members of the UA community are among the finalists in this competition designed to draw the best and most innovative ideas.
Forensic archaeology students 'dig' hands-on lesson
Students from UA and Kent unravel the mysteries of a mock crime scene.
Adena Pipe Official State of Ohio Artifact
The Ohio Senate passed legislation that will designate the Adena Pipe, an ancient smoking pipe, as the official state artifact.
Dig it: Archaeology field school students unearth stories of the past
UA students are learning the methods and techniques used by professional archaeologists to excavate sites.
Campaign raises record $46M in private support
Student scholarships are one of the many areas that will benefit from UA's latest record-breaking fund-raising year. Gifts are critical to expanding UA's commitment to world-class teaching and research.