Anthropology

Medical anthropologist continues education efforts on COVID-19 vaccine, emphasizes sizable undecided group

Kristin Hedges has been working closely with health care professionals on the messaging efforts.

Aug 18, 2022


Teaching Lodge on campus provides space for Native students

Students, faculty and alumni worked collaboratively with community members to build a traditional Native teaching lodge on Grand Valley's campus, the first lodge built on public university land in Michigan.

Aug 8, 2022


NASA Webb telescope photos showing the sometimes emotionally overwhelming vastness of space: GVSU anthropologist

Deana Weibel coined the term "ultraview effect" to describe the profound response to the enormity and unknowns of the universe.

Jul 12, 2022


Pioneering astronaut to keynote annual Roger That! Conference

Eileen Collins will speak twice during the event, which focuses this year on women and space.

Feb 1, 2022



GVSU faculty member, students develop COVID-19 vaccine awareness messaging for community

The work stems from an ongoing collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan.

Aug 31, 2021


Roger That! conference this year offers a virtual conference with a vast slate of experts

The conference, which honors the life of Grand Rapids native Roger B. Chaffee is February 19 and 20.

Feb 10, 2021


GVSU expert shares what astronauts can tell us about enduring isolation (one hint: Plan movie nights)

Common diversions help astronauts deal with isolation in space and can help us, Deana Weibel says.

Apr 1, 2020



Messages planned by Roger That! speakers: vastness of space, elements of life, joy of discovery

The annual conference honors Grand Rapids native Roger B. Chaffee and celebrates space exploration. Astronaut Story Musgrave and Alice Bowman, operations manager for NASA's New Horizons mission, are featured speakers.

Feb 6, 2020