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Prof lands fellowship to write book on Kurds
June 20, 2006

PULLMAN – Diane E. King, adjunct professor of anthropology at Washington State University, is a recipient of the 2006–2007 Howard Foundation Fellowship.King received her doctorate degree in anthropology in 2000 and has been conducting research in the Middle East and teaching at the American University of Beirut.“We received 120 applications nationwide and had many excellent proposals in the competition this year,” said Henry F. Majewski, administrative director of the Howard Foundation. The 11 Howard Foundation Fellowship recipients represent the fields of anthropology, sociology and political science. King’s research is focused on the history of Kurdish migration.King applied for the $25,000 fellowship to allow her time … » More …

Prof’s research featured in Scientific American magazine
June 22, 2005

PULLMAN — The work of Washington State University anthropology professor Timothy A. Kohler will be highlighted in the July 2005 issue of Scientific American magazine. Utilizing grants from the National Science Foundation, Kohler is principal investigator of a project that is helping to create new understanding about settlement system changes in the U.S. Southwest between A.D. 600 and 1300.“I think what is especially interesting to the scientific community,” Kohler said, “is that our research combines traditional archaeological methods with high-tech tools, including computer modeling and imaging. We are finding that our simulations, using new agent-based modeling tools, help us to put the results of traditional archaeology … » More …

Vancouver professor goes where most fear to tread
April 25, 2003

Barry Hewlett, an anthropology professor at WSU Vancouver, does not scare easily. Close contact with obscure bacterial infections and tropical diseases with names like river blindness and malaria may be off-putting to some, but Hewlett has traveled to Africa several times over the past 30 years to eagerly investigate many such communal outbreaks.Still, when the World Health Organization contacted him last February, inviting him and his wife, Bonnie, a nurse and doctoral student in WSU Vancouver’s anthropology department, to help combat an Ebola virus epidemic in the Republic of Congo, he admits having felt concerned. “I traveled to the 2001 Uganda Ebola outbreak, but arrived … » More …