- Jim Bayman appointed Local Program Chair for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 4-7, 2013 at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu.
- Miriam Stark appointed Associate Editor for Archaeology for American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association, from July 2012 to July 2016.
- Terry Hunt awarded the Society for American Archaeology 2012 book award (public audience category) for The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the mystery of Easter Island
- Christopher Bae receives tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
- Fred Blake promoted to Professor (2012)
- Christopher Bae awarded 2012 Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research
- Eirik Saethre receives 2012 Chancellor's Citation for Meritorious Teaching
- Ty P. Kāwika Tengan and James M. Bayman awarded $225,997 grant from Kamehameha Schools to strengthen the Applied Archaeology program at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa. The grant will enhance a partnership between Kamehameha Schools and the UHM Anthropology Department that is designed to offer Native Hawaiians and local university students an opportunity to participate in archaeology and related ethnographic and educational activities on the North Shore. The archaeological training program includes consultation with the community and archival research to support the stewardship of Kamehameha School lands and cultural resources on O‘ahu. (2012)
- Sean Casey's (M.A. 2012) article "Okinawan Heritage and Its Polyvalent Appropriations" has been accepted for publication in Annals of Tourism Research. Expected publication in 2013.
- Sean Naleimaile (M.A. 2007) appointed Hawaii Island archaeologist with the Historic Preservation Division in Hilo, Big Island, Hawai‘i.
- Feriyal A. Aslam (M.A. 2006) completed her PhD in Culture and Performance at Department of World Arts and Cultures (WAC) at University of California at Los Angeles this Spring 2012. As a fulbright scholar she returned to Pakistan to work as staff anthropologist and faculty in M.Phil Development Studies program at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) where she will teach courses on "Gender and Development" and "Anthropology and Development." Her research areas at PIDE are: 1947 Partition Aftermath studies, Tourism and Development, and people-to-people diplomacy in regional peace studies.>
- Windy McElroy (M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2007) featured in Hawaii Business News: "Archaeologist Windy Keala McElroy Talks About Her Job"
- Congratulations to graduate students Damion Sailors and John O'Connor for receiving the highly prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Kelli Swazey successfully defends dissertation on "A Place for Harmonious Difference: Mediating Christianity's Relation to Culture Through the Definition of Minahasan Identity in the North Sulawesi Public" (December 2012)
Photo: Kelli with committee members Geoff White (chair), Cathryn Clayton, Barbara Andaya, and Matt Tomlinson
- Ashley Vaughan successfully defends dissertation on "Exploring the Roads of Health and Illness in Tautu, Vanuatu" (November 2012)
Photo: Ashley with committee members Eirik Saethre, Terrence Wesley-Smith, Andrew Arno, and Geoff White (chair)
- Alexander Morrison successfully defends dissertation on "An Archaeological Analysis of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) Settlement Structure" (November 2012)
Photo: Alexander with his committee chair, Terry Hunt
successfully defends dissertation on "Kukulu Manamana: Ritual Power and Religious Expansion in Hawai’i. The Ethnohistoric and Archaeological Study of Mokumanamana and Nihoa Islands" (October 2012)
Photo: Kekuewa with his wife and mother
- Rosanna Runyon presents at Society for Hawaiian Archaeology conference on "Archaeological Investigations at a Traditional Hawaiian Site Complex: Systematic Documentation and Community Involvement at Maunawila
Heiau" (October 20, 2012)
- Damion Sailers receives Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Damion also recently presented at the Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Symposium on "Ho'olele Lupe - An Analysis of the Customary Practice of Hawaiian Kite-flying", and was a Graduate Participant in the Hawaii-Fiji NSF Planning Grant: Social-Ecological Resiliency to Climate Change (2012)
- Congratuatlions to Alma Herrera-Mendoza, 2013 recipient of the Arts and Sciences Student Research Award
- Avalon Coley, Zach Hannah, and
Linda Kozen named as the 2012 winners of the
Carol Eastman Scholarship Fund
Photo: Carol Eastman winners Avalon Coley and Zach Hannah enjoy kava at the 2012 Anthropology Department Year End Celebration and Awards banquet
- Emma Ching, Avalon Coley, Nicole Simon, Jacob Vandor, and Jane Wiegand inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society (2013)
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