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Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice

Professor Alan Klein’s book was highlighted on Boston Globe’s list of best sports books of 2014. Click on link.

Bob Granfield, PhD Alumnus

Congratulations to PhD alumnus Bob Granfield on his appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University at Buffalo. To read UB’s formal announcement, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/provost/messages/vpfac-announcement.html.

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Flying Camera

BN-DH930_obama_G_20140618171810copyPresident Barack Obama smiles as he meets with Eymund Diegel, center, from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sara Wylie, from Boston. Photo courtesy of Associated Press

In the Rose Garden were Sara Wylie, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Eymund Diegel, who created a system to use a large red balloon and a digital camera to take aerial photos of pollution or logging operations, for instance. More

Check out Professor Alan Klein’s latest Book

Alan Klein‘s latest book, Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice (2014) is an historical and anthropological analysis of indigenous culture, sport, and transnational commodity chains. It provides the topic for one of the segments of the nationally syndicated NPR  program, ”It’s Only a Game,” that aired on Saturday morning, April 26. In March, the book was the subject of a lecture and discussion at the School of Communications at the University of Texas, Austin.

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