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Patricia Kramer
Dear friends of UW Anthropology, Each spring, the Department of Anthropology and the UW celebrate the achievements of our students as many of them graduate and leave our immediate community. We have always accomplished this with joyous in-person commencements and the hugs and handshakes of family and friends. As with so many of our cherished traditions, the pandemic has forced us to conceive of different ways of celebrating the achievements of our amazing students and of maintaining our... Read more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those generous donors who contributed to our efforts this past year. We believe that anthropology makes a world of difference and we want you to know that you make a world of difference to us! Dr. David AgoadaProfessor Ann Anagnost & Mr. John BurgeMs. Susan BaldwinDrs. G. Carter Bentley & Lynda EmelProfessors Laada Bilaniuk & J. Benjamin FitzhughDr. Robert BoydDrs. Richard Pelman & Sally BrowningMs.... Read more
Steven Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, discuss the importance of sticking to social distancing measures. Featured on The New York Times 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, explains how breaking social distancing measures to visit "just one friend" could have disastrous effects. Featured on KUOW 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Martina Morris, professor of sociology and of statistics, explain how visiting just one friend could undo the goal of social distancing. Featured on Kiro 7 News 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology at the UW, and Martina Morris, professor of sociology and of statistics, explain how forgoing social distancing can have disastrous effects. Featured on King 5 News 
Professors Steve Goodreau and Martina Morris explain how violating distancing measures, even in seemingly small ways, can put people at risk of contracting coronavirus. Featured on GeekWire 
Steven Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Martina Morris, professor emerita of sociology and statistics, explain why it's important to maintain strict social distancing measures. Featured on UW News 
The first time Steven Goodreau taught his “Plagues and Peoples” course in the UW Department of Anthropology, the Ebola virus had just hit the news. The second time, the Zika virus appeared. When he offered the course again last quarter, there seemed to be no viral crises on the horizon. “I wondered what was going to happen this time,” recalls Goodreau, professor of anthropology. “Before the quarter started, I joked that maybe I shouldn’t teach the class.” “The study of a real-world phenomenon... Read more
Stevan Harrell, professor emeritus of anthropology, explains why Taiwan has been so effective at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Featured on Wired 

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