Faculty in the News
The faculty of UC Santa Barbara has bestowed its highest honor on Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, professors of psychology and anthropology, respectively. Internationally recognized as the founders of the influential field of evolutionary psychology, Cosmides and Tooby have been named joint recipients of the Faculty Research Lecturer Award for 2012.
Michael Jochim elected in 2008 to be Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute
Professor Michael Jochim was elected in 2008 to be Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute. This recognizes his extensive research in prehistory and his engagement in cooperative research in the discipline. The German Archaeological Institute (German: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) is one of the world's leading archaeological research institutions.
Professor Barbara Voorhies honored with 2007 symposium by Society for American Archaeology
At the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, which met in Austin, Texas, Barbara Voorhies, Professor and Chair was honored with a symposium entitled Four Decades of Archaeological Research in Mesoamerica: Papers in Honor of Barbara Voorhies.
British Museum's 2006 Sir Lawrence Kirwan Memorial Lecture given by Stuart T. Smith
Each autumn, immediately after the Annual General Meeting of the Sudan Archaeological Society, an eminent scholar is invited to deliver the Kirwan Memorial Lecture, inaugurated in 2000 in honor of the First President of the Society, Sir Laurence Kirwan. Professor Stuart Tyson Smith was chosen to deliver this year's lecture.
2005-6 UCSB College of Letters & Science "Critical Issues in America" program awarded to Anthropology Professor
Professor Stonich was one of the recipients of a $25,000 UCSB College of Letters and Science 2005-2006 award.
Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Michael Glassow by the Society for California Archaeology
Professor Michael Glassow was honored in 2006 for his cumulative contributions to California archaeology: a strong and unflagging commitment to teaching and public service, and a distinguished research career that has spanned a lifetime.
As a recipient of the prestigious award, Leda Cosmides, a professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at UC Santa Barbara, will receive up to $500,000 per year in direct research costs for the next five years. Cosmides and her husband and collaborator, John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology at UCSB, have developed evolutionary and computational approaches to human motivation and neural development, which they will test with the research funds provided by the Pioneer Award.
Professor Michael Gurven argues that a long human lifespan is not only a recent phenomenon but a core attribute of Homo sapiens.
Barbara Voorhies, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2004-2005 Dickson Emeriti Professorship, an annual award given to an outstanding retired faculty member at UCSB.