In mid April students and faculty from IUP and Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg gathered in Carlisle for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Undergraduate Anthropology Conference.

This was the first such conference since the pandemic and it was wonderful to be together again.

Students presented posters and talks on a wide range of topics, including the anthropology of film, attraction, tattoos and fashion, as well as forensics and shipwrecks. After the talks, the faculty and students had a chance to visit and trade ideas across PASSHE.

The PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Conference ran consistently from 1989 to 2019. With this reboot, we are excited to have better connections with the impactful Anthropology that undergraduates are doing across the System.  

Eliana Tumminello and Dr. Palmiotto at 2024 PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology ConferencePhoto: Eliana Tumminello (Commonwealth-Bloomsburg) and Andrea Palmiotto (IUP). Palmiotto mentored Tumminello on her poster "The Impact of Environmental Slope and Crash Trajectory When Evaluating the Distribution of Artifacts."

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