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Feb
28
Wed
Call for Nominations: The 2018 Clyde Snow Social Justice Award
Feb 28 all-day

The Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma invites nominations for the award honoring the work of forensic anthropologist, Dr. Clyde Snow.  The award recognizes the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.

Nominees should have a record of efforts towards supporting survivors of human rights abuses, honoring victims of atrocities, and advocating on behalf of communities in the pursuit of justice.  Individuals or groups may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else.  Nominators should submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form, a copy of the nominee’s resume (or a chronological summary of accomplishments, if the nominee is a group), and a letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s efforts and accomplishments.  Letters of nomination should:

  1. demonstrate the nominees’ leadership, courage, and compassion in their work advocating for victims of human rights abuses;
  2. give a clear history of the nominees’ involvement with their causes; and
  3. explain how the nominees’ efforts give continuity to Dr. Snow’s work.

If the nominee makes the nomination, a letter of recommendation should also be included.  Supporting documentation, in the form of media coverage, photos, videos, artwork, and testimonials, is encouraged, but these materials cannot be returned to the nominator.  We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.  The deadline for submission of all materials is February 28, 2018.  The award will be conferred at a banquet at the University in Norman, Oklahoma in September 2018.

Additionally, the Center seeks donations to sustain the award and celebrate the work of Dr. Snow. The endowment will be used bi-annually for a monetary award of $5000 and the production of the award sculpture designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, as well as travel expenses, room and board for the awardee, and the costs of the award banquet.

All information about the award, including the nomination form and guidelines for nominations, can be found at this website.  Questions may be directed to the Center for Social Justice at [email protected] or call (405) 325-5787.

Established in 2009, the Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.  The Center works to promote gender justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.

Mar
2
Fri
The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny Symposium
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join the live webcast! “The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny” is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, March 2nd (1:00-5:30 p.m. PT), co-chaired by James Moore (UC San Diego) and Richard Wrangham (Harvard University)

Hunting has long been seen as a key human adaptation, thought to have influenced our anatomy, physiology and behavior. Humans have been hunter/gatherers for most of our existence as a species; only today are the last hunter/gatherer cultures being lost. However, there is considerable uncertainty about where, when, why and how our early ancestors came to consume vertebrate meat on a regular basis. Cutmarks on fossil bones are open to multiple interpretations. (For example, were processed carcasses hunted or scavenged?)

We can look to our closest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, for clues – but surprisingly, there is still significant uncertainty about why chimpanzees hunt, why it is usually a male activity, or what explains dramatic differences between populations in rates of meat consumption.

The goal of this CARTA symposium is to explore evidence pertaining to understanding the origins of hominin hunting in an attempt to focus research agendas for the future.

Access the live webcast here on March 2:

https://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/role-hunting-anthropogeny