Thursday, March 28, 2013

Alumna Casey McHugh Works for USAID in Liberia

Casey McHugh (M.A. Anth-ID 2011), was recently appointed to the position of Education Program Support Specialist at USAID/Liberia. She will be providing support on the conceptualization, design, documentation, and management of USAID education assistance projects in Liberia. Previously, Casey worked in Liberia as a research assistant for Prof. Steve Lubkemann.

"art + evolution" exhibit at GW

On Monday, March 25, an exhibit opened in Smith Hall at GW. The exhibit, entitled “art + evolution: exploring the creative mind,” is the product of collaboration between the Department of Fine Arts and the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology (CASHP), and was curated by Roxanne Goldberg and CASHP students Kes Schroer and Serena Bianchi. It explores the origins of human creativity through the work of local DC artists, and photographs taken by CASHP members during their travels and laboratory work. Monday night, Anthropology Department professor Alison Brooks inaugurated the program with a lecture on symbolism and human evolution. On Thursday, March 28, the opening reception will be held in Smith Hall (801 22nd St) between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

The exhibit will remain open April 5.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Alumnus Hermon Farahi Is Documentary Filmmaker

Hermon Farahi (M.A. Anth-Int’l Dev. 2011) has recently returned from Mt. Everest working as a documentary filmmaker with the LoveHopeStrength cancer foundation. Farahi and his coworkers produced a series of short documentaries about their journey on Mt. Everest. You can see their daily uploads at