Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Summer Research Opportunities in Anthropology

Want a summer job? Interested in Anthropology? Want to conduct research with a member of Penn's amazing Anthropology faculty? Like Pizza?

This Friday (2/20) at 2:30 in Room 328 at the University Museum, the Anthropology Undergraduate Advisory Board will be hosting this semester's Summer Research Opportunities Session. Come chat with professors about their summer research, meet with CURF representatives about funding possibilities for your own research and fellowships, and talk to other students about their own previous summer projects.

If you are at all interested in anthropology research, how to get involved, or a possible future thesis, this is a great event to attend.



AUAB'S FIRST "HAPPY HOUR WITH A GRAD STUDENT" featuring Liz Erkenbrack, world of warcraft, MMORPGS, cookies, and plenty of nerdz!!!

The Undergraduate Anthropology Advisory Board would like to invite you to a casual brown bag lunch this
Thursday February 19th at 1:30pm in the anthropology department lounge on the third floor of the Penn Museum. We'll be chatting with anthropology grad student Liz Erkenbrack about her research on Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs), particularly World of Warcraft. In her own words, Liz looks at the "socio-cultural and economic implications of playing the game" and analyzes "various forms of discourse used at different points in the game". This should be a great event and we hope to see you there!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Hey Fellow Anthropology Majors!

This email is to let you know about what we have planned for the Thesis Workshops. Last time we had a great turnout, so we're excited to get things moving!!! We've also got some meetings that you just can't miss, especially since Spring Break is 5 WEEKS AWAY! Here's the Schedule:

This Friday (1/30): No Workshop

Friday 2/6: THESIS BOOTCAMP - Find out what you need to do to get your thesis done! Come in whatever you have, and get advice from the experts about where you need to go, and how.

Friday 2/20: Literary Framework and Review - Talk with professors and students about who you're using for your literary framework. What theories are you covering? Who else should you read? How can you apply it to what you've observed?

Friday 2/27: Analysis and Discussion - How do you analyze your notes/interviews/observations? Learn how to synthesize what you've found and turn it into an argument.

Spring Break

Friday 3/20: Crisis Resolution/How to Write - Come in and get the kinks worked out. Is there something you're stuck on? Are you getting writers block? We'll take care of it!

Friday 2/27: TBA. So email us about what you want think you'll want help with!

As of right now, the location is the Anthropology Lounge. Possible alternatives are the Philomathean Society room in College Hall. We'll keep you posted. (Remember that Workshops are from 1-3 pm.)

So get to work!!! Let's all try and get done before Senior Week, so that we can PLAY!!!

Have a great week! See you on the 6th!