He has over thirty years of experience in analytical chemistry in academic and commercial laboratories. His work has involved bringing new perspectives to detection limits, calibration, quality assurance and quality control, and method development.
Terry Romanko has 25 years of experience in quality, research, development, and production within the radiochemical field. His background includes work in the environmental, radiochemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, including a focus in Operations/Production, Product Development, Quality Control, and Radiation Safety.
This course will explore the archaeology of Europe, the Near East and Central Asia from approximately 10,000 years ago to classical times (ending before Ancient Greece). This prehistoric epoch saw major developments among various civilizations of the Old World, such as the introduction of agriculture, animal domestication, the growth of cities, and technological developments such as pottery, metallurgy and horse-riding. A major focus will be the trajectory of cultural innovations of regional populations through time, and the complexity of their social, political and ritual practices. We will also investigate the variation in human adaptive strategies to various environmental and social contexts, from hunter/gatherers to early Neolithic farmers, to the interactions between nomadic populations and larger scale, urban societies in the Bronze and Iron Ages.
This course will explore how South Asia is at the heart of current debates about globalization, development, empire, gender, sexuality and ethnic identity. We'll raise questions like: What has lead to sex trafficking in Nepal? Can information technology solve India's social problems and unemployment? What is biopiracy, and how are South Asian activists challenging the global corporatization of world food and water supplies? Readings, films and discussions will take us to countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.
Same as L97 IAS 315
Dr. Anderson's particular expertise is in analytical methodology and supporting quality assurance programs related to trial burn programs. He has extensive project experience regarding the analytical program design of incinerator and ambient air permitting activities. As an analytical chemist, he directly participates in the design and implementation of new analytical methods developments, project specific testing, and supporting quality assurance protocols. Much of the work produced by Dr. Anderson and his staff is used to generate legally defensible performance demonstration test reports that are to be judged by various regulatory agencies, including the EPA and state authorities.
In-depth exploration of current theory and methods involved in public health research and practical applications. Emphasis on fundamentals of epidemiology, which forms the scientific rationale for public health assessment, assurance and policy development. Survey of current public health practice and research areas including biological foundations of public health, social and behavioral interventions, maternal-child health and environmental health. Relationships among public health, medicine, nursing, social work and related disciplines.
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In this course, students will learn how to use anthropology and ethnographic methods as tools for provoking change. The legitimacy of this "fifth-field" of anthropology has been in contention amongst anthropologists throughout generations. But in the contemporary era of neoliberalism and big-data, social scientists are increasingly examining their ethical duty to their informants — specifically, concerns about maintaining neutrality versus leveraging ethnographic data to improve lives or to make a profit. We will begin with the history of this ethical debate and move into contemporary issues in anthropology for social change and in business anthropology. Topics will include multidisciplinary teamwork, practitioner capacity building, community action programming, policy development and ethical design. This course is designed for upper-level anthropology students but will be particularly useful for those considering combining anthropology as a double-major or minor in a range of applied fields (business, engineering, social work, law, health and medicine). It will prepare students for the practical use of anthropology in consulting firms, research institutes, corporations, NGOs, and federal, state, and local government agencies.
TestAmerica's Program Standards provide the technical framework for our laboratories to deliver the highest levels of scientific and service performance in environmental testing industry. TestAmerica's goal is to generate analytical data to meet the project's specific data quality objectives facilitating appropriate management decisions. Ms. McIsaac will assist the client's project team in the development of a comprehensive testing strategy to support all requirements of the dredged material, sediment and tissue programs. TestAmerica's Dredged Material, Sediment and Tissue Laboratories are committed to provide outstanding client service, the lowest detection limits, the highest integrity, the fastest turnaround times, and with the best accuracy and precision.
Where do we come from? How do we get here? When does "life" begin? Is the fetus a "person" or something else? How could we decide? This course integrates biological, medical, philosophical and cross-cultural perspectives to examine how various societies (including our own) understand the nature of the human fetus. The course examines basic human embryology, beliefs about conception and fetal development, ideas about the moral status of the fetus, controversies surrounding prenatal care and antenatal diagnostic testing (including sex selection and genetic screening tests), current controversies about fetal medicine and surgery, and the problem of abortion in cross-cultural perspective.
Dr. Mark Bruce has over 35 years of environmental analytical chemistry experience in academic and commercial laboratories. He has led method development and modification projects for both organic and inorganic analyses, which include arsenic speciation, methyl mercury, low-level mercury, vapor space organics, leaching and incremental sampling methodology (ISM). Dr. Bruce has been actively involved with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) committee for ISM, and he is a recipient of the ITRC Industry Recognition Award for his contribution. He also has experience developing custom cleanup methods to address sample specific interferences.
As Corporate Technical Director, Dr. Bruce's duties include investigation and implementation of new technology, process improvement, and leading technical project teams within TestAmerica. His method development work has involved incremental sampling methodology, mercury, metals speciation and organic extractions.
Dr. Bruce earned his BS in Chemistry at the University of Mount Union, OH, and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, OH.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the central topics and methods of psychological anthropology. Psychological anthropology is concerned with the interplay of psychology and culture on both the individual and group levels. We look cross-culturally at such topics as child and adolescent development; religious experience; illness and healing; self and identity, gender and sexuality; reasoning and symbolism; and psychopathology. This class draws upon a range of sources, including ethnographies, psychoanalytic theory, contemporary critical theory and cross-cultural materials.