Allison Zimmerman

Allison took part in the field season of the Woranso-Mille Paleontological Research Project led by Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie Ambaye of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She spent two months camping out in the Mille district of the Afar Regional State of Ethiopia, excavating and preparing fossils for storage in the National Museum of Ethiopia. Through her work, along with the approximately 30-person research team, more than 650 identifiable fossil specimens were collected.



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Graduate Discourse

Graduate Discourse (GD) continues its tradition of being a body of unity and support for anthropology graduate students. Fall 2011 elections resulted in the selection of a new round of leadership for GD. Positions for 2011-2012 are : Kelley Kampman, Administrative/Advocate Chair, Laura Howard, Professional Development Chair, Jan E. Hanson, Journal Chair, Sarah Miller, Social Chair, Ariel Cascio and Todd Fennimore, Co-Librarians, and Absera Melaku, GSS Senator.

Graduate Discourse is pleased to announce that their new graduate student library is up and running. The library is housed in the computer lab and provides a variety of reference materials for student use.



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Sarah Williams-Blangero

Sarah Williams-Blangero, Chair of the Department of Genetics at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (formerly the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research), was recently honored by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 2011 Health Care Hero. Williams-Blangero’s research has focused on genetic determinants that influence infectious parasitic diseases. In addition to Williams-Blangero, two other graduates of our Ph.D. program at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are John Blangero, a Scientist in the Department of Genetics and Sandy Laston, a Staff Scientist II in the Department of Genetics.



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