July 2015 Anthropology Section News

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Source: Angi M. Christensen, PhD, Section Secretary

Angi Christensen, Nick Passalacqua, and Eric Bartelink are pleased to announce that their recent book, Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice, has received the “Most Promising New Textbook Award” from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAAA). The award was conferred at the TAAA annual conference in June.

Mary Manhein officially retired as Director of the Louisiana State University Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Lab on April 30, after nearly 30 years of service. Ginesse Listi has been named Interim Director through June 2016. Dr. Listi and the current staff will continue the FACES mission of service to Louisiana law enforcement agencies, building and maintaining the state Repository for Unidentified and Missing Persons Information Program, education, and research.