48: Fresno State Anthros in the News

15 04 2008

This was an active week for Fresno State Anthros in the mass media.

The first story, the cover of Fresno State news includes among the the most read (clicked) news article on fresnostatenews.com a story about the Ethnography in Industry class designed by Hank Delcore; the first Tri-College initiative on the Fresno State campus (combing students and faculty from the Colleges of Social Science, Business and Engineering) at: http://www.csufresno.edu/ipa/epm.html

Link to more background on the Institute of Public Anthropology web site.

The second story, in the current issue of E-Action, an entrepreneurship e-journal, holds an story authored by our very own AnthroGeek, Jim Mullooly. The story, entitled, ” Are entrepreneurs actually Ferengi in disguise?” was written on his personal blog TheAnthroGeek then picked up by E-Action.

The third story regards Jim Mullooly and Jason Scroggings who participated in the Second Quality of Life Symposium.

48: AnthroNews: College Display Case “Rocks” the Kasbah w/ Anthro

15 04 2008

Anthropology - All that is Humanly Possible

Photo and design by Mandy Palmer

48 Anthro Alum: Where are They Now?

15 04 2008

Gilberto Lopez graduated from Fresno State last year. He is now attending grad school at Southern Methodist University on scholarship. He is pictured here at the SfAAs in Memphis with Dr. Ellen Gruenbaum, and his new classmates.

48:Anthropological Term of the Fortnight – itadakimasu

2 04 2008

by Christina Knapp

In Japan, being formal and polite is an absolute must. This is true
even when eating a meal. So here’s a term of interest that might come
in handy when you’re about to eat and you want to make a good
impression or blend in with the culture. Right before eating a meal,
you’ll hear most Japanese folks say “itadakimasu” (pronounced ee-ta-da-
kee-mas). It’s basically the equivalent of saying grace before you
eat dinner. While the exact meaning is still uncertain, it is
believed to be a way of showing acceptance and gratitude of something
that is offered. This might not help in understanding how to speak
Japanese, it will help in trying to understand their culture which is
what anthropology is all about.