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Newest Phase of Massive Slavery Database Welcomes Public Contribution

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Folk art image of workers on plantation

Michigan State University’s searchable database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants — Enslaved.org — is launching a second phase that will accept contributions…

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Social Scientists Awarded National Parks Service Grant

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The MSU Department of Anthropology announced that two members of the faculty have received a unique grant award from the National Parks Service. Stacey Camp and Ethan Watrall…

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Tetreault Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Department of Anthropology announced that Dr. Chantal Tetreault has been awarded a coveted Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award. Dr. Tetreault is an Associate Professor of Anthropology specializing…

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Goldstein Receives Society for American Archaeology Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Dr. Lynne Goldstein (Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Campus Archaeology Program) has received the Society for American Archaeology Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious award…

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Anthropology Faculty Selected for World Health Organization Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Monir Moniruzzaman, assistant professor of Anthropology in Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, was selected to join the World Health Organization’s Task Force on Donation and Transplantation…

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MSU Gets Mellon Grant for Massive Slave Trade Database

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and…

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‘Fracture Prints’ Solve Child Abuse Cases

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 Much like a finger leaves its own unique print to help identify a person, researchers are now discovering that skull fractures leave…

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MSU Receives $1 Million for Humanities Project

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to Michigan State University as part of its Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program. Marking the largest grant, Jon Frey, assistant…

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