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Five Duke faculty members - including Cultural Anthropoloy's Rebecca Stein - have been appointed to endowed chairs as part of the Bass Program for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, which recognizes professors who have achieved distinction both in undergraduate teaching and  scholarly research. Read more on Duke Today. read more about Rebecca Stein Named to Endowed Chair »

Duke Today reported that the Cultural Anthropology department received an award for "Inclusive Excellence" meant to honor departments that "create an inclusive environment that engages all of its diversity in the intellectual development of students and faculty."  The award goes beyond rewarding demographics, but will judge departments on "climate, curriculum, intellectual discourse and recruitment, retention and graduation of individuals underrepresented in the discipline, field or area."  Read more read more about Nine Individuals, Two Departments Receive Graduate Dean’s Awards »

Two beautiful and provocative quilts by Duke anthropologist Marcia Rego are now hanging in the department office.   Come by and see them, and put your comments in the comment notebook!  For more information about the project, visit http://sites.duke.edu/towardsalegibleanthropology/making-of/   read more about Word Quilts on Exhibit in Cultural Anthropology Department »

Starn spoke with the Los Angeles Times for an article about Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football player who will likely this fall become the first openly gay player in the National Football League.  read more about Professor Orin Starn on Gay Rights and the NFL »