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Anthropology

Kimberly Theidon
Social Sciences Division

Jury Could Hear Former Associate Professor’s Gender Discrimination Suit Against Harvard, Judge Says

A lawsuit brought by former Harvard Associate Professor Kimberly S. Theidon alleging the University unfairly denied her tenure could be headed to trial after a federal judge said at an appeal hearing Wednesday that the case may be better left to a jury.

Rhodes Winners 2019
College

Harvard Senior Becomes First DACA Recipient to Win Rhodes Scholarship

Two Harvard seniors — Brittany N. Ellis '19 and Jin K. Park '18-'19 — have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Park is the first-ever beneficiary of DACA to become a Rhodes scholar.

Semitic Museum
Anthropology

Augmented Reality App Lets Museum Visitors Experience Sphinx

The app allows viewers to engage with a reproduction of Thutmose IV’s “Dream Stela,” which sits between the legs of the Sphinx.

Kimberly Theidon
Anthropology

Court Dismisses Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Harvard

A federal judge ruled last month that former associate professor Kimberly S. Theidon failed to prove Harvard violated Title IX policies in denying her tenure.

Museums

Archaeologist Randall White Talks Early Art at the Peabody Museum

“In my whole career, I’ve never had the sensation I had when I turned over the block from Blanchard and saw an image that no one had seen for 37,000 years,” White said.

Anthropology

Mary Steedly, Cornerstone of Anthropology Department, Dies at 71

Steedly, remembered for her eloquent writing, unfussy demeanor, institutional dedication, and passion for dogs, died on Jan. 4 due to breast cancer. She was 71.

Master of Plaster
Museums

Semitic Museum Hopes to Break Mold with Sphinx Casting

Scholars and students have labored over resin and molds with to bring a piece of the Great Sphinx—or at least a facsimile of it—to Cambridge.

Under the Wall
On Campus

Under the Wall

Ieva Jusionyte, an associate professor of anthropology, talks about the politics of security on the U.S./ Mexican border, and how border security and first responders deal with threats and hazards that cross borders.

FAS

Anthropology Department Urges Faust to Designate Harvard a Sanctuary Campus

In an email, members of the Anthropology Department called on University president Drew G. Faust and other Harvard administrators to protect undocumented students by designating Harvard a sanctuary campus.

Peabody's 150
Museums

Visitors Flock to Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary Party

Attracting visitors with famous showman P.T. Barnum’s Feejee Mermaid sculpture, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology drew dozens to its 150th anniversary celebration Saturday.

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder
On Campus

Smashing Agassiz’s Boulder

Joseph L. Graves discusses the legacies of former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz and Charles Darwin’s legacies in Northwest Labs Tuesday night. The talk was part of a speaker series put on by the Peabody Museum for their 150th anniversary.

William James Hall
Race

Dominance of Western Perspectives Troubles the Social Sciences

American and Western European foci and schools of thought continue to dominate social science fields at Harvard, frustrating some students and faculty even as other perspectives and methods grow.

Central Administration

Court Declines Motion to Protect Names in Tenure Denial Case

An ongoing lawsuit that alleges Harvard discriminated against a former associate professor on the basis of gender has now provoked a broader dispute about the confidentiality of the University’​s tenure process.

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past
Research

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past

Politics

Professors Support Resolution To Boycott Israeli Institutions

Twenty-one Harvard faculty and graduate students have voted or signed a petition to place a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions on the American Anthropological Association’s spring ballot.

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