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Decolonization on the Lower East Side

Decolonization on the Lower East Side

By Michael Landes, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

A different sort of exhibition took place at the Museum of Natural History last Monday as the members of several different human rights' groups gathered together to bring attention to the demeaning ways the Museum dealt with the history of America's indigenous peoples.

Changing Majors: Daniel Cheng and Ardi Khalafi

Changing Majors: Daniel Cheng and Ardi Khalafi

By Lingyi Hou, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features

The first in a weekly series about NYU students and their experiences with their changing majors.

NYU anthropologist discovers new human ancestor

NYU anthropologist discovers new human ancestor

By Ludovica Grieco, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2015


Filed under News, University News

A research team that included two NYU anthropologists has discovered a new species of human relative in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot

By Claire Scimeca, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under News

Todd Disotell has traveled all around North America in search of Bigfoot, but yesterday he came to NYU to discuss his research on conservation genetics for primates. The anthropology professor emphasized the power of modern DNA technology in conservation efforts and explained how sequencing DNA o...

Anthropologist rightfully denounces militarization

Anthropologist rightfully denounces militarization

February 27, 2013


Filed under Featured On Homepage, Opinion

Marshall Sahlins, a leading American anthropologist, resigned last week from the National Academy of Sciences. This may come as a shock to the scientific community and even to students at NYU. Anyone taking an introductory course to anthropology at NYU, for example, is bound to encounter several readings...