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Text of AAPA email blast to membership

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 01, 2012 05:08 PM
For members who might not have received this email due to, e.g., spam filters, here is the text of the February 2012 email blast.

Dear AAPA member,

This is the February "blast" to our membership. It contains important information about our annual meetings in April, about elections, the luncheon speaker, the annual AAPA auction, and about the student award.

See you in Portland! Have a great holiday.


Please note that after March 11th preregistration for the meetings (at will no longer be available and you will only be able to register on-site at the higher rates ($5 more for students and $10 more for non-students).


If you are a voting member and you did not get an e-mail asking you to vote for officers, please, contact Lorena Madrigal


The AAPA 2012 luncheon speaker is Dr. Bruce Latimer whose talk is entitled "The Perils of Being Bipedal." Luncheon tickets are $35. Details on purchasing a luncheon ticket can be found at:


This is just a reminder that the AAPA Auction will be held Thursday evening, April 12, in the Parlors and Grand Ballroom I.  The silent auction will begin as soon as possible after the completion of scientific sessions, so approximately 7PM.  The live auction will be held in the Grand Ballroom, after the Plenary, and after the completion of the silent auction – so approximately 9PM.   As in previous years, the Wiley-Blackwell reception will run concurrently in the adjacent Foyer. Music will be provided for your entertainment during the silent auction by members of the AAPA!

As you’re preparing to leave for the meetings, please remember to pack a few auction items, as we still need them and any-&-all ideas are welcome.  Thus far, we have fewer items than usual, and the bulk of the material is still from people with either paleo or primate interests.  So we could definitely use more material, from all areas of AAPA if possible. So if something springs to mind (or someone to contact), please don't hesitate to let me know!  Also, please don't hesitate to spread the word among your colleagues!

There are 3 ways to get your items to Portland: (1) hand-carry them, (2) mail them to the local arrangements folks at the University of Oregon, John Lukacs or Josh Snodgrass, or (3) send them to Mark Teaford (who has now moved to High Point University - see contact info below!).  If you are contributing items to the auction please fill out the “donation form” (available on the “annual meeting” section of the AAPA website and submit it with the item”(s) to help us keep things organized.

Also, if you wish to help with the setup or running of the auction, please contact me, as there are bound to be tasks to do on Thursday before and during the auction!

See you in a few weeks!

Sincerely and with best wishes,


Mark F. Teaford, Ph.D., Professor
Co-Editor, Journal of Human Evolution
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Sciences
High Point University
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC  27262-3598
Phone: 336-841-9340
Fax: 336-888-6394

5. Anthropological Anatomy Student Award:

American Association of Anatomists Anthropological Anatomy Award

The anatomical sciences and biological anthropology have a deeply entwined history, and new methodological and theoretical advances in both fields ensure an exciting future. To recognize and encourage the incorporation of the anatomical sciences into cutting edge biological anthropology research, the American Association of Anatomists has provided funding for student awards at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting in Portland. Two students will be awarded $250 each, for the poster and podium presentations that are judged to best implement either traditional or state-of-the-art anatomical methodologies in innovative anthropological research.

Presentations will be judged on novelty of the research question and design, use of anatomical methodologies, and presentation style.

To apply, please email your AAPA abstract to Dr. Alison Doubleday ( no later than March 12, 2012. Indicate whether this is a poster or podium presentation and the DATE and TIME of the presentation. The winner will be announced at the Student Prize Reception on Saturday, April 14, 6-7:30pm, so please attend!

(P.S. Want to learn about a career as a biological anthropologist in the anatomical sciences? Please attend the Anatomy Career Roundtable on Saturday at 2 pm in the Studio Suite!)

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