Lambda Alpha Honor Society
Lambda Alpha is the national honors organization for anthropology; the name "Lambda Alpha" is derived from the Greek words "Logos Anthropou," meaning "tthe study of man." The Alpha Rhode Island Chapter at the University of Rhode Island was founded in 2012 and is the first in Rhode Island. The society is student run, by members holding the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Officers are elected during the Spring Semester for the upcoming school year, so if you would like to hold a position please contact the current officers as early as possible.
Benefits of Lambda Alpha Membership:
Joining Lambda Alpha:
Current Officers of 2012-13
President: Jocelyn Hopkins
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Department Adviser: Dr. Peters
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New Faculty in Sociology:
Dr. Melanie S. Brasher has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2013. Prior to coming to URI, Dr. Brasher was a visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College. Her appointment is a joint appointment in Sociology and in Human Development and Family Studies where she will participate in the Gerontology program. For more info click here.
For the second year in a row, an anthropologist has been awarded the University’s Early Career Research Award. Assistant Professor Holly Dunsworth received the 2014 award for her research comparing energy use in apes and other mammals with particular reference to how the energetics and metabolic parameters of pregnancy, fetal growth, infant growth, and lactation and how those determine the timing of birth in humans and other mammals. Kudos to Holly!!!
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Justice, Law & Society Minor Coordinator
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Theresa Nobile, firstname.lastname@example.org