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NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: The Law and Ethics of the Kennewick Man Controversy

NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: The Law and Ethics of the Kennewick Man Controversy

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Sowa, Graham & Nagaoka, Lisa
Description: This presentation discusses research on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the law and ethics of the Kennewick Man. On the bank of the Columbia River in 1996, the remains of a Native American man were found and dated to 9,300 years ago. NAGPRA mandates that tribes be notified when Native American remains are found. Tribes were not notified of these remains; however the remains were found to be "culturally unaffiliated". The remains are currently being stored at the Burke Museum, after the courts ruled against the Utamilla tribe. This presentation discusses these remains and examines the legal factors and legislation on remains.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Notes on the Reality of Archaeological Data: Two Zooarchaeological Case Studies from the Northern Rio Grande Region of New Mexico

Notes on the Reality of Archaeological Data: Two Zooarchaeological Case Studies from the Northern Rio Grande Region of New Mexico

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Dombrosky, Jonathan & Wolverton, Steven J.
Description: This presentation discusses research on archaeology. Two case studies from the Northern Rio Grande (NRG) region of New Mexico show the limitations of zooarchaeological data. Principles derived from these case studies can help assuage overconfidence from the general public, as well as members of the archaeological community, and can ease excessive caution from members of the "harder sciences" in regard to archaeological conclusions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Reinterpreting Yajña as Vedic Sacrifice

Reinterpreting Yajña as Vedic Sacrifice

Date: 2011
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: In this article, the author endeavors to problematize the term "sacrifice," which is often used to translate the word yajna in Indological writings.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films

Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing the renunciation and non-renunciation in Indian films. The author reviews several films to analyze the portrayal of ascetics and householders.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
[Review] Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism

[Review] Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This book review discusses 'Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism' by Emma Tomalin, a book about religion and ecology.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
[Review] Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

[Review] Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This book review discusses 'Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition' by Bhaskar Sarkar. The book examines the political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Studying Distance Students: Methods, Findings, Actions

Studying Distance Students: Methods, Findings, Actions

Date: April 20, 2012
Creator: Wahl, Diane; Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Henry, Lisa
Description: This paper discusses the needs of distance learners.
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Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing an essay by the author titled "Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners," discussing the Swadhyayis and their Vrksamandiras, or tree-temples, and dharmic ecology.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses diverse theologies in Hinduism and describes ten important Hindu teachings on the environment.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Professional Culture

Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Professional Culture

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Giulietti, Michael & Jordan, Ann
Description: This presentation discusses research on understanding contemporary professional culture. In the summer of 2010, the author embarked on an applied anthropology project to study the American professional culture of shoe repair. The project was funded by UNT's McNair Program, with guidance by Dr. Ann Jordan of UNT's Anthropology department. This qualitative study utilized anthropological methods to investigate this rapidly diminishing group and the reasons for its precipitous decline. The project had two methods of participant recruitment: in-store encounters, and attendance at the Shoe Service Institute of America's 2010 convention in Oklahoma City. Twenty-one participants were gathered from shoe repair establishments in the Dallas-Fort Worth are and an additional twenty-eight participants were located at the convention. The research uncovered the adaptive strategies employed by the shoe repair industry to remain a viable business in a consumption-driven market economy. In a future guaranteed to have fewer resources, shoe repair may see a resurgence as the public begins to value the services of shoe repair experts once more.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College