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Appalachian’s Department of Anthropology to host panel on Middle East; two guest professors will be featured April 5

By Savannah Clemmons

BOONE, N.C.—On April 5, the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University will host guest speakers Dr. Zainab Saleh and Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish for a panel discussion titled “Perspectives from the Middle East: Iraq and the Levant.” The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Room 114 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the university’s campus.

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation. And, she has had the privilege of working for both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton.

Appalachian assistant professor Alice P. Wright recognized by archaeology association, leads collaborative, interdisciplinary research team

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—“Being named one of two of the most promising young scholars in your field is very humbling,” Alice P. Wright, assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, said. “Now I have to prove them right.”

Wright, who is 30 years old, was presented the C.B. Moore Award for “Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology or associated studies by a younger scholar” at the October 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Dr. Zach Throckmorton of Lincoln Memorial University to lecture on Homo naledi Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University

By University Communications

BOONE—Dr. Zach Throckmorton will deliver a lecture titled “Meet Homo naledi” at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sustainable Food Week kicks off with National Food Day and public lecture Oct. 24

By: Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Appalachian State University, in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will present Sustainable Food Week Oct. 24-29. The campus community and the public are invited to participate in both on- and off-campus events throughout the week, beginning with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan’s public keynote, “Conservation You Can Taste,” on Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons.

Reck receives AAUP Chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Gregory G. Reck, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, has received the 2016 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Columbian film “Embrace of the Serpent” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

Latin American Film Festival to feature Chilean film “The Quispe Girls”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature the Chilean film “The Quispe Girls” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.