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Human Generosity Project Video

Catalyst, a TV production crew at Arizona State, has created a 25 minute video featuring The Human Generosity Project. This Project, co-directed by Lee Cronk of Rutgers University NB Anthropology Department and Athena Aktipis of Arizona State University, uses multiple methodologies to explore the nature of generosity in people and cultures around the globe. It is the first large-scale transdisciplinary research project to investigate the interrelationship between biological and cultural influences on human generosity.

Link to Human Generosity Project video

Link to Human Generosity Project web site

Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor, is named a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor, was awarded a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, as one of thirty-one “extraordinary scholars” in social sciences and humanities. Winners of this prestigious award are described as “an exceptional group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, public intellectuals, and authors whose work distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of public policy, humanities, international relations, law and the arts.”  Dr. Bonilla is studying the political and social impact of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Link to article - Carnegie Corporation of New York

Link to article in Spanish - the Puerto Rico newspaper Endi

Festschrift in honor of Robin Fox has been published

See more here.

Erin Vogel, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is co-director of the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station

Erin Vogel, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is co-director of the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station. The Tuanan team is currently fighting fires at the station and surrounding forest that are a result of El Niño and small scale fires that have spread throughout the region of Central Kalimantan. Read more about the fires in Indonesia here. Professor Vogel's work on orangutan diet and conservation was recently highlighted in Scientific American.

Lee Cronk's research with The Human Genorosity Project was recently featured in High Country News

Lee Cronk's research with The Human Genorosity Project was recently featured in High Country News, a magazine for those living in the Rocky Mountain region. Dr. Cronk is mentioned as well as graduate student Dennis Sonkoi. Read the article, Why Being a Good Neighbor is a Good Idea.

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Professor Yarimar Bonilla’s Washington Post OpEd on the impact of hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Read it here.

Professor Erin Vogel was awarded the 2017 Rutgers Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research

Professor Erin Vogel was awarded the 2017 Rutgers Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and was also named as a Henry Rutgers Term Chair Professor (2017-2022).

Professor Erin Vogel received a 3-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (2017-2020) titled “Coping with a challenging environment: a holistic approach to
nutritional immunology in wild Bornean orangutans”. The goal of this project is to understand how nutritional strategy modulates immune function in response to natural variation in nutrient availability in one of our closest living relatives, orangutans.

Professor Erin Vogel received a 2-year research grant from the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation (2017-2019) focusing on nutritional immunology in wild Bornean orangutans.

Professor Robert Scott has been awarded a 3-year Senior Research Grant

Professor Robert Scott has been awarded a 3-year Senior Research Grant from the National Science Foundation titled "Collaborative Research: Experimental Assessment of Dental Micro-wear Formation”. His research team will conduct experiments designed to evaluate how patterns of microscopic damage in teeth that result from foods of varying mechanical properties should be interpreted to reconstruct diet in fossil humans.