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January 2012

 In This Issue

Association Business
  Draft Revised AAA Code of Ethics
  110th Annual Meeting Yields Record Attendance
  NEW! Improved Search Features on AAA Website
News You Can Use
  2012 AAA Internship Program - Apply Today
  AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program - Deadline Approaching
  AAA Teaching Materials Exchange
  AN Seeks Proposals on Methods
  NHA Humanities Advocacy Day

Association Business

Draft Revised AAA Code of Ethics
We invite you, the membership at large, to review the posted draft code of ethics, and submit your comments before January 30, 2012.

110th Annual Meeting Yields Record Attendance
The 110th Annual Meeting held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in November 2011 broke all previous attendance records with 6,558 registrants.
48% of registrants were professional
41.1% of registrants were students
70.5% of registrants are from the United States
14.8% of registrants are from Canada
14.6% of registrants are from outside the US & Canada

NEW! Improved Search Features on AAA Website
The AAA website rang in the New Year with new search features. Powered through Google, users can now find AAA web content swiftly and with ease by using the search box in the upper right corner if the page. AnthroGateway also got a new look with a new search-by-name function. This feature allows members to search for their log-in e-mail address by using their name. This will eliminate the need to create a duplicate account to access your member information if your e-mail address is forgotten.

 News You Can Use

2012 AAA Internship Program - Apply Today

AAA is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations for the summer of 2012. In partnership with host organizations in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, one placement will focus on cultural resource management, historical preservation and artifact conservation, the other on gender theory as it relates to African culture and art. Click here for details and application.

AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program - Deadline Approaching

AAA invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000 by February 15. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

AAA Teaching Materials Exchange

The AAA Teaching Materials Exchange was paid for by the AAA Resource Development Committee, which raised funds specifically to help the Association provide more resources for students and faculty and adjuncts charged with creating new classes. Explore these vast resources by clicking here to initiate your search.  Do you have materials you would like to submit? The exchange is completely open to anyone to use and we hope you find it a terrific resource.

AN Seeks Proposals on Methods
As notions of kinship and family continue to evolve, AN asks, "What do anthropologists have to say today about family and kinship?" Proposals for AN's April series on family and kinship are due January 13. 

NHA Humanities Advocacy Day
Join the National Humanities Alliance on Tuesday, March 20th in communicating the value of humanities to Members of Congress and key Congressional staff as part of organized delegations for Humanities Advocacy Day. Deadline to apply is March 1st.






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Anthropology News

January AN is now available. Check out the In Focus essays on biotechnology, agriculture and anthropology, as well as exclusive online opinion pieces throughout the month at www.anthropology-news.org



In the December edition of AnthroNews, a special offer was extended readers on the book How to Get Published in Anthropology for 30% off retail price when you order directly from the publisher online at AltaMira Press or call 800/462-6420. To receive the special offer, you must utilize the coupon code BEAAA11.


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At the AAA Career Center search the latest job openings or post an employment opportunity.

Dates to Remember

January 13
AN proposal deadline for thematic series on Methods

January 30
Last day to submit your comments to the proposed Revised Code of Ethics

Application deadline for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair position.

February 9-12
Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness 32nd Annual Conference

February 12
Last day of 30% discount on How to Get Published in Anthropology book from AltaMira Press using code BEAAA11

February 15
Submission deadline for AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship

Submission deadline for Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology


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