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Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Tales from the field: Anthropology professor discusses interesting findings working with Latino communities

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor October 9, 2023

Students, faculty and community members packed themselves tightly into a wee classroom in Landrum Academic Hall on Sept. 29 to watch Dr. Jessica Lott, assistant professor of anthropology, present about...

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy is listed as holding at least 52 Native American remains and cultural items in ProPublicas database.

NKU found holding at least 52 Native American remains and cultural items

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

In January ProPublica published The Repatriation Project, a series of articles and resources that investigate the failure of U.S. federally funded museums and universities to return Native American, Native...

Professor Douglas Hume with his research assistants in Mahatsara, Madagascar, in summer 2012; they were conducting an ethnographic interview with an informant (not pictured).

In Madagascar, caring is a community affair

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2018

The act of caring for yourself, or self-care, varies from culture to culture. People all across the world demonstrate care for themselves based on their needs or the needs of their larger community. According...

Students climb to success with new book

Students climb to success with new book

Matt Popovich, Contributing Writer September 27, 2012

Not everyone gazes upon a mundane looking staircase and asks themselves how it could shed light on a city historically, socioeconomically and geographically. But that is exactly what two Northern Kentucky...

Enrollment peaks for anthro majors

Enrollment peaks for anthro majors

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor January 11, 2012

Northern Kentucky University’s anthropology program has earned its bragging rights. The program boasted an all-time high in enrollment, with 118 anthropology majors as of the fall 2011 semester. The...

In memory: Dr. Timothy Murphy

Matthew Brewer February 3, 2011

Northern Kentucky University mourns the loss of a distinguished anthropology professor. Dr. Timothy D. Murphy died January 24, 2011 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, Pa. near the home...

‘Unconscionable’ practices: Professor uses strong words to criticize response to suspicious mail

Jesse Call November 17, 2010

U.S. Postal Inspectors say they are not actively investigating the recent suspicious packages, one bearing the words “small pox,” sent to Northern Kentucky University’s anthropology department all...

NKU receives second suspicious package

Jesse Call November 10, 2010

Federal agents responded to a call from Northern Kentucky University after another suspicious package addressed to the anthropology department was received in the campus mail room exactly one month after...

Federal Agents Investigate NKU Smallpox Threat

Jesse Call October 6, 2010

Federal and campus law enforcement agents responded to a smallpox threat at Northern Kentucky University on Sept. 28 and ultimately determined it was a hoax. However, the investigation on what prompted...

Anthropology: “Excitment Brings Them in, and Jobs Keep Them”

Matt Brewer October 6, 2010

The anthropology field is not a dying field; many students just think it is. While there may not be as many trips to the rainforest as there once were, businesses everywhere are hiring anthropologists...

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