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Call for Abstracts: HBA Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

Both members and non-members are invited to submit an abstract of a proposed presentation to be delivered at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 13th and 14th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. Read the letter from HBA President Andrea Wiley and full abstract submission instructions then submit your abstract for the 2016 meeting. You may also register for meeting without abstract submission.

HBA second president Dr. Charlotte M. Otten celebrates 100th birthday

Congratulations to the HBA’s second president, Dr. Charlotte M. Otten (term: 1977-1978), who is celebrating her 100th birthday on May 23, 2015. Among her many contributions to the field of human biology was an edited volume (with Robert Meier and Fathi Abdel-Hameed): Evolutionary Models and Studies of Human Diversity (de Gruyter Mouton Publishers, 1978) and her edited volume, Anthropology and Art: Readings in Cross-Cultural Aesthetics (The Natural History Press, 1971) She was a faculty member in the department of anthropology at Northern Illinois University and also taught at University of Michigan.

2015 Awards

Boas Award

HBA Treasurer Virginia Vitzthum, HBA Past-President Deborah Crooks, Sara Stinson, and Barry Bogin.

Little Early

Michael A. Little Early Career Award recipient Brandon Kohrt (Duke University Global Health Institute), with nominator and HBA Secretary, Jason deCaro.

Hunt Award

Edward E. Hunt, Jr. Student Award for best graduate student oral and poster presentations were awarded to Asher Rosinger (University of Georgia) (left), and Traci Bekelman (University of Colorado), (middle), by HBA Nominations and Elections Committee Chair, Barbara Pipperata (right).

Spielvogel Award

Hilde Spielvogel Award for Outstanding Presentation by an Undergraduate Student was awarded to Natasha Hoehn, by HBA Executive Committee member and Membership Committee Chair, Susan Johnson.

Pearl Lecturer

The 2015 Raymond Pearl Memorial Lecturer, Margaret Neville, University of Colorado, receives her award from HBA President, Andrea Wiley