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From: Alvin Wolfe, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, USF Anthropology.
SCOPA members will be interested in this new web site supported by AAA:
According to Professor Liz Bird, interim chair of the USF Anthropology Department, USF students have taken another step toward educating the public about what anthropologists do here and around the world. Now, for further response Florida's Governor Rick Scott's negative comments about Anthropology, you are invited to share your anthro stories on this new forum:
Prof Bird writes: "There's no doubt that this national initiative would not have happened without the passion of USF students, who set out to tell Florida and beyond what anthropology really is. This now gives all of us tools to help explain who we are, and why the world actually does need more anthropologists."
You can plot your educational institution, other work affiliations, and study sites on the map—think of each of those map pins as opportunities to share why your work (and anthropology!) is important. This map is searchable, and as it grow, we hope it will serve as a resource for students, faculty and others to find anthropologists in particular subfields, as well as geographic and topical areas. Once you submit a profile you will receive an email with a link that allows you to edit your profile any time in the future—so your profile can grow with you!
The site targets the general public and students in particular (high school, undergraduates) to introduce the field of anthropology. So please, take a look, put your work on the map, and feel free to send us your comments and suggestions about the site.
It looks like a good opportunity for Practicing Anthroplogists as well.
Thanks so much, Will.Â I am trying to forward this to SCOPA because there are professional anthros there who will be interested.
I hope others will give us more information on both the Childdrenâ€™s Board of Hillsborough County and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.
All those interested in child welfare may also find interesting information, mostly historical, at the Florida Health and Human Services web site http://fhhsb.org.
Alvin W. Wolfe
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SOC107
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-8100 813-974-0794
From: AntConn@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AntConn@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Will Michaels
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: [AntConn] Job Openings
Both the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and the Childrenâ€™s Board of Hillsborough County are in searches for new Executive Directors. Pinellas has extended their search until Feb. 8th and the Childrenâ€™s Boardâ€™s deadline is I believe later in February. Particulars may be obtained by going to their respective web sites.
From: Melendez, Barbara [mailto:bmelendez@...]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:40 AM
Subject: Media Advisory: Biological anthropologist to speak at USF on "Gender Differences in the Brain"
Media contact: Barbara Melendez
Story source: Michele Dye
Biological anthropologist to speak at USF on “Gender Differences in the Brain”
Tampa, Fla. (Feb, 18, 2013)
WHO: Helen Fisher, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the biology of gender differences, love and human personality.
As a biological anthropologist, Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com, professor and author, she has explored
four broad personality styles based on brain chemistry: Explorer, Builder, Director and Negotiator.
She has looked at marriage and divorce in 58 societies, adultery in 42 cultures, patterns of monogamy and
desertion in birds and mammals, and gender differences in the brain and behavior.
WHAT: Fisher will give a public lecture as part of the Frontier Forum lecture series, presented by the
USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost, USF College of Arts and Sciences
and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The lecture is free and open to the public.
WHERE: USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theater
WHEN: The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
CONTACT: For more information contact Michele Dye at
NOTE: Please R.S.V.P. to Michele Dye at
mdye@... so we can make arrangements for parking.
Please email Michele if you anticipate covering the public lecture so we can make arrangements for reserved seating.
Praxis Award Now Accepting Submissions
Since 1981, the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge
into action as reflected in a single project or specific, long-term endeavor. Ideal candidates are anthropologists, particularly those working outside of academia, who can demonstrate the value of anthropological theory and methods in work that impacts the
public good. This is not a career or lifetime achievement award, but one that recognizes the value of applying anthropology to everyday problems and issues.
Competition entries are
due July 1, 2013 and should clearly demonstrate how the applicant used anthropology to effectively address a contemporary human problem. The competition for this prestigious award is open to anyone holding an MA or PhD in any subfield of anthropology.
WAPA strongly encourages nominations (including self-nominations) from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on and influenced the designated project. Entries are open to anthropologists worldwide. All entries will
be reviewed according to the same set of criteria by an expert panel of anthropological practitioners.
Award recipients receive a $1,000 stipend and will be recognized at the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) business meeting, held during the annual meeting
of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in November 2013 in Chicago.
Application information is available through the WAPA website at
http://wapa.cloverpad.org/praxis. Nominations must include a cover page and a 5 to 10-page descriptive essay. Entries will be strengthened by supporting letters, public testimonials and media releases from project
clients and beneficiaries (not colleagues).
To better understand the types of achievements that merit the award, see the Praxis Award Recipients document on the WAPA website, which lists all prior winners and presents the
abstracts of their competition entries.
Winners may be asked to give a presentation for WAPA, if feasible, and to contribute a chapter to a future edition of Anthropological Practice: Translating Knowledge into Action
(Robert M. Wulff and Shirley J. Fiske, Eds.).
Applications will not be accepted after the July 1, 2013 deadline.
For additional information, contact:
2013 Praxis Award Committee Chair
Email: terrymredding (at) yahoo.com
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Capacity Building Training & Consultation
RFP Designation: Pro 2013-05
Issue Date: February 22, 2013
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Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:06 PM
Subject: Register now - Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities – April 11-12, 2013
The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System are proud to sponsor the eighth biennial Community Development Research Conference. The goal of this event is to highlight new action-oriented
and academically rigorous research on resiliency and rebuilding initiatives that can directly inform community development policy and practice. To register and learn more about the conference, visit the event
web page. There you’ll find an agenda, speaker biographies, and more.
A room block has been established for conference attendees at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Don’t forget to make your
reservations by 6:00 p.m. ET on March 11 to secure the conference rate.
Who should attend?
Community developers and practitioners, policymakers, lenders, the philanthropic community, researchers, the financial services sector, state and local economic development agency representatives, and students are all encouraged to attend.
Director, Community and Economic Development (CED) Program
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel. (404) 498-8938
BB (404) 290-2085
Register now for this exciting event and remember to book your hotel room by March 11!
Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income
Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice
Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference – April 11-12, 2013
CDB-L list instructions at www.opportunityfinance.net/CDB-L
Sorry for the short notice but there is an opening for a Research Anthropologist at the Iowa City VA that closes tomorrow, 3/6/2013. The USA Jobs link to the application is in the email below.
Bridget Hahm, MA, MPH, CCRC
Begin forwarded message:
"Hahm, Bridget" <Bridget.Hahm@...
March 5, 2013, 11:10:09 AM ESTTo:
>Subject: FW: Research Anthropologist GS-09
FYI--see messages below for more details about applying for this
Bridget Hahm, MA, MPH
-------- Original Message --------
qualitative position. Position closes 3/11. This person
will work with both the HIV/HCV and eHealth QUERIs, as
well as other center studies.
Gemmae M. Fix,
Center for Health
Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (152)
200 Springs Road
for the blast e-mail but we have a qualitative
researcher position open here at the VA. Applicants
should apply through USAjobs.gov and look
for the position listed below. Please note that the
job title does not reflect the position which will
involve working with me and others here on a wide
range of Health Services Research projects,
including ones in HIV/HCV, e-Health and chronic
illness management. I am seeking someone with a MA
or higher degree, although someone with a BA and
tons of experience with qualitative research may be
considered. Applicants may feel free to e-mail me
their CVs directly as well and I am happy to discuss
NOTE: this job listing closes on March 11.
so much and sorry if any of you are getting this
Best to all,
G. Bokhour, PhD
Research Health Scientist
for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research
Professor, Health Policy & Management
Boston University School of Public Health
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Springs Road (152)
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 11:33 AM
To: Bokhour, Barbara
Subject: Health Science Specialist
Job Title:Health Science Specialist
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health
Job Announcement Number:VZ-13-CLB-851676-ORD
to $81,583.00 / Per Year
March 05, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
Time - Term NTE 4 years
vacancy in the following location:
Bedford, MA United StatesView
Vacancy ID: 851676
From: Jason Lind [mailto:jasonlindo@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:51 PM
To: Alex Costley; boulange@...; Carla Guerron Montero; cwasson@...; epinsker@...; Gillian Grebler; Glenn Brown; jasonroberthodges@...; Jim Mullooly; jstansbu@...; k.lambert-pennington@...; Kathleen Sherman Browne;
Katy Moran; kbrondo@...; Kim Koester; Mario Longoni; Sean Ryan; Ted Green; Victor Garcia; WAPA President; wapa.newsletter@...
Subject: NAPA LPO's
Hello NAPA LPO Leaders,
I would like to introduce my self, I'm Jason Lind, the new volunteer coordinator/LPO liaison for NAPA. I believe that some of you may have received a message from the outgoing volunteer coordinator Ellen Puccia about this transition. I am excited to be the
new NAPA volunteer coordinator and I hope that I can be of service to your local LPO in the future.
I just wanted to touch base with the people that, as far as I know, are involved in one way or another with your local LPO. I know that some of the LPO's out there are active, while other are not active.
In light of the fact that I am new to the position, I would like to request your feedback as to the status of the LPO that you are currently involved. If you could provide any of the following information it would be greatly appreciated.
1. Updated contact information for the president of your local LPO
2. Whether your LPO is currently active or inactive.
3. The approximate number of members in your LPO
4. Any updated Facebook, Linkedin, or other LPO Page info
Finally, NAPA is going to have a table at the SfAA conference in Denver from March 19th-23rd.
Please ask someone to drop off flyers or brochures that describe your LPO for us to hand out at the NAPA/LPO table so people will know who to contact, etc. You can also e-mail a flyer
to me, Jason Lind - jasonlindo@... at any time before the meeting.
Once I get some feedback I will send out more information about the NAPA table in Denver and a schedule in case any of you would like to volunteer at the NAPA table.
Thanks for your interest in NAPA and I look forward to working with you all in the future.
Take care and all the best!
Jason Lind, PhD, MPH
NAPA Volunteer Coordinator and LPO Liaison
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