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Applied Anthroplogy discussed at UCR

Anthropology’s Impact Subject of UCR Speakers

(May 3, 2002)

Scholars from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Arizona are coming to the University of California, Riverside Monday May 6 and Wednesday May 8 to speak about the impact of applied anthropology. Both talks are free and open to the public, however visitor parking costs $3 per vehicle.

Mariángela Rodríguez, a senior researcher with the Center for Research and Higher Education in Social Anthropology at UNAM, will present a talk titled “Myth, Identity and Ritual: Mexicans and Chicanos in California.” The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday May 6, in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Timothy Finan, director of applied research in anthropology at the University of Arizona, is scheduled to speak from 12 to 2 p.m., Wednesday May 9, at 1360 Watkins Hall. His talk is titled “Institutionalizing Applied Anthropology in a University: The Case for BARA (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology).”

The Ernesto Galarza Applied Research Center at UCR is sponsoring both events.

Maps and directions to the talks are available at UCR information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site at For more information about both events, call Maria Anna Gonzales at (909) 787-2196.

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