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Intro To Bio Anth

This course explores the ways in which biology, the environment and culture come together to form the human condition. Topics include human genetics, human evolution, primate behavior, contemporary human variation and applied biological anthropology, including forensics, child growth and human nutrition. This course includes a laboratory component.


Archaelogy: Mysteries & Controversies

Scientific archaeology has a problem: fringe ideas about mysteries of the past attract more interest than scholarly accounts of these same mysteries. In discussing the ?mysterious? side of archaeology, this course asks why consideration of the past invites some of the most bizarre speculations about human life. Why do fringe theories about lost civilizations, intergalactic interactions, and mysterious technologies gain more popularity than mainstream theories? Why should serious archaeologists and students pay any attention to such ?wacko? ideas?


Global Health Inequalities

This course explores contemporary global health issues from an anthropological perspective. We will examine health effects of economic collapse, disasters and socio-political changes in industrialized and developing countries. We also study the growing global health and humanitarian industries. Topics include in chronic and infectious diseases, environmental illnesses, pharmaceuticals, and the commerical traffic in tissues, organs and other bodily substances.


OPSVAW Announces 2016/2017 Graduate Student Support

The Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women (OPSVAW) in the College of Arts and Sciences announces that it will support three graduate and professional students during the 2016/2017 Academic Year. Student support is one of the top priorities of the OPSVAW, and the 2016/2017 academic year will see the OPSVAW fund two research assistantships and one graduate fellowship.

Power Struggles: Addiction, War, and Other Forms of Conflict in Ukraine

The Health, Society, and Populations Program is thrilled to be the primary sponsor for Dr. Carroll's visit. Her talk, free and open to the public, is from 4:00-5:30 PM in the theater of the Marksbury building on Rose Street.

Abstract: In the last decade, significant global health resources have been allocated to contain the emergent and frequently co-occurring epidemics of HIV, TB, and drug use in Ukraine. A substantial portion of available treatment services for these diseases is supplied  by international donors. As a consequence, integrated TB, HIV, and addiction treatment programs for 'high-risk' individuals have become quasi-experimental staging areas for standardized, directly observed treatment protocols such as monitored methadone therapy and DOTS. Based on 18 months of fieldwork throughout Ukraine, this paper explores the trajectory of opiate users through internationally funded treatment efforts and the roles they are forced to play in the morally-charged social and political distinctions at the heart of the geopolitical conflict in this region.

Dr. Jennifer J. Carroll is a postdoctoral NIH research fellow at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and an affiliated researcher at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University:http://jenniferjcarroll.net/

Co-Sponsors: UKY College of Public Health, Health Behavior Department; UKY College of A&S Departments of Anthropology and Sociology; UKY College of Medicine Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR). 

Photo Credit: Jennifer J. Carroll

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Theater, Marksbury Building


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