ATLAS Funding Awarded for Embracing Virtual Anthropology

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Prof. Bence Viola

Our department has been awarded funding as part of the Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) program. The successful proposal, spearheaded by Prof. Bence Viola, was recommended for partial funding out of 17 other received proposals. The Committee appreciated the relevancy and importance of developing a virtual anthropology lab to give students access to cutting-edge technology that is reshaping research in anthropology. The Committee also recognized the potential benefits that this lab can have in terms of helping students to develop advance practical skills in digitizing, analyzing, and reconstructing artefacts, which have become increasingly important skills.