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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.

Professor Len Albright wins 2014 Robert Park Book Award

Len Albright’s book, Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb, co-authored with Douglas S. Massey, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey (2013, Princeton University Press), has been awarded the 2014 Robert Park Book Award from the ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section.


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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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