News

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a dynamic environment, with artists, scholars, and staff engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Listed below are some recent happenings here at SAR.

Dr. Michael BrownSunday, March 30, 2014Dr. Michael Brown Named New SAR PresidentIt is with great pleasure that Dr. Glen W. Davidson, chair of the Board of Directors of the School for Advanced Research (SAR), announces the selection of Dr. Michael Brown as the new SAR president.
Llama packing to Rainbow BridgeSaturday, March 29, 2014Fall 2014 Field Trips AnnouncedArchaeology and Geology of the Valles Caldera; Burnt Mesa Pueblo and Eagle Traps; Extraordinary Adventure: Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge; Rebellion in Taos: the Uprising of 1847; Guaje Canyon: Archaeology and Fire on the Pajarito Plateau
Adriana M. PetrynaFriday, March 28, 20142014 Summer Scholars AnnouncedSAR is pleased to announce the six summer scholars: João Biehl, Miguel Diaz-Barriga, Margaret Ellen Dorsey, Carol Ann MacLennan, Barbara J. Mills, and Adriana M. Petryna.
The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New MexicoWednesday, March 26, 2014Joseph Masco Wins 2014 J. I. Staley PrizeMasco explores our national amnesia about the dawn of the nuclear age and its institutionalization. Situated in Los Alamos, NM, his ethnography portrays five communities—Puebloan, Nuevomexicano, and Anglo residents, as well as nuclear scientists and anti-nuclear activists—that have not forgotten.
Severin FowlesSunday, March 23, 20142014–2015 Resident Scholars AnnouncedSAR awards Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
Dean Falk working with David Pogue on a NOVA programSunday, March 23, 2014Dr. Dean Falk, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State UniversitySAR congratulates Dr. Dean Falk. She has been selected as one of this year’s Distinguished Research Professors at Florida State University (FSU). The award recognizes and rewards the outstanding career achievements in research and creative activity of FSU faculty.
Three-dimensional turtle with shellMonday, March 3, 2014Building on Life’s Creation with YuccaSAR welcomes Hopi/Navajo sifter basket weaver Iva Honyestewa as the 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow.
Cash on the TableThursday, February 13, 2014New Book from SAR Press: Cash on the TableA great deal is at stake in understanding the moral dimensions of economic behavior and markets. Public debates over executive compensation, the fair trade movement, and recent academic inquiries into the limitations of rational-choice paradigms all point to the relevance of moral values in our economic decision-making processes. Moral values inform economic behavior.