December 2010

From the AAA Leadership

The Executive Board continues its work on the association’s long range plan, and issued a press release about it. They also answer the question, “What Is Anthropology?”


Free Offer to Undergraduate Members

Thanks to a generous donation from AAA President Virginia Dominguez new undergraduate members can add additional sections at no or low cost through Nov 30, 2011. Each new undergraduate member will receive up to $10 towards a section in addition to the NASA section, which is already included in undergraduate membership. To take advantage click here.

Stand Out from Your Peers

The 2011 AAA Awards application deadlines are quickly approaching. Applications are due Feb 15 for the Minority Dissertation Fellowship; March 1 for the Boas, AAA/Oxford University Press, Textor and Media awards; March 15 for the Mead award; and June 1 for the Schneider award. For more information about these honors, visit the AAA awards webpage .

Annual Campaign

'Tis the Season

Our annual campaign aims to build a culture of giving among our membership and to bring our teaching, research, and practice into the 21st century. This year we are focusing on creating a national internship program, expanding the message of the Race project to creating K-12 educational materials, and developing a Gray Literature and Technical Report Portal. Read more about these projects here. Please contribute today online or by mail.


AN Proposals on Sustainability Due Dec 21

For the April 2011 issue of Anthropology News, we seek proposals for a thematic series on sustainability. We invite you to share how you currently address and engage with issues of sustainability in any of its many forms, including but not limited to political, historical and cultural contexts as well as sustainability in health, technology and the environment. We seek proposals addressing sustainability in research, fieldwork, collaborative projects, exhibits, teaching and more. The proposal deadline has been extended to Dec 21. Guidelines are available online.

AAA Office

Holiday Schedule

The AAA offices will be closed from Dec 24, 2010 through Jan 2, 2011. On behalf of the leadership and staff of AAA we wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Update on AAA’s New Association Management System – What to Expect in January

AAA’s new membership software system (Association Management System) will go live early next year. The new system will provide improved functionality, a more user-friendly experience for members and visitors to the site, and streamline our back office operations. The expected launch date for the new systems is Feb 1, 2011. Prior to that date our membership data must be converted to the new system. To do that we need to shut down the old system so that records can be converted. What that means to membership is that during this time currently scheduled for Jan 10 through Feb 1, 2011 members will not able to conduct any online financial transaction (join, or renew membership, make online purchases etc.), or update profiles online. During that time members will be able to log-in to AnthroSource. We will continue to provide updates about the schedule and launch dates through AnthroNews and on the AAA website.

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