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The Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) would like to congratulate the four recipients (co-winners and two honorable mentions) of the 2015 Praxis Award. The awards were announced and presented during the NAPA Business Meeting at November’s AAA meetings in Denver.
The two awardees are:
Mari Clarke and her team for their project “Improving Awareness and Technical Skills in Road Maintenance within the Third Rural Transport Project, Vietnam.”
The Praxis Award also went to Stephen Weidlich and the AECOM team for their entry, “Little Saigon Design Guidelines” in San Diego, CA.
There were also two Honorable Mentions provided.
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For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.
The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.
Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading
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The deadline for applications for the 2015 NAPA Student Achievement Award is Monday, June 1, 2015. For all the details on how to apply and an award flyer to circulate, see the student award page on this website at http://practicinganthropology.org/students/student-achievement-award/.
Please pass this message on to colleagues, faculty, and of course your fellow students. The deadline will be here before you know it!
Call for Students! Placements available in the NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala — June 1-26, 2015.
Positions are available for anthropology, public health, and clinical students interested in building research skills! More information and the application can be found at www.napaotguatemala.org. Admission on a rolling basis with an April 1 deadline. Email email@example.com with questions.
NGO Networks and Perspectives on Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes
The NGO Networks group will work to explore occupational perspectives on child migration and its causes drawing from among diverse sectors of Guatemalan society. The project will be developed in collaboration… Continue reading
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Praxis Award. Since 1981, WAPA’s biennial Praxis Award has recognized outstanding achievement in translating anthropological knowledge into action. Applicants should demonstrate anthropology’s relevance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary human problems, especially for projects in client-based contexts.
Applicants should hold an MA/MS or PhD from any anthropological subfield. WAPA strongly encourages self nominations from individuals, groups or organizations wherein at least one anthropologist worked on the designated… Continue reading
The call for participation for EPIC2015 is out! See the conference website at http://epicpeople.org/2015 for all the details. The submission deadline is March 6.
We hope many of you will join us in São Paulo, Brazil, Oct 4-8, 2015. São Paulo is not just the largest economy in Latin America, but also a center of design and innovation. EPIC2015 is a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn with international colleagues in this important of business hub–and have some fun experiencing the incredible culture and nature of Brazil.
–Get the latest updates and post your questions to… Continue reading