Parks project is perfectly Purdue

WL Wellness Center

In the realm of the town and gown, a recent collaboration between the Purdue anthropology department and the City of West Lafayette is a certified win-win. Focused on the $34 million West Lafayette Wellness Center, which opened in February, this is the most recent municipal project involving Purdue’s applied anthropology students as part of an […]

Strength with a smile

Kamryn Dehn

Kamryn Dehn had no clue what she was in for when she sat down at her computer.  The Purdue senior’s parents had been teasing her for a week that something big was about to happen, but it was still a shock when she looked at the screen. Peering back at her via video chat was none […]

What bones can tell us

Forensic anthropology

From identifying dead bodies in East Africa to analyzing crime scenes like the forensic anthropologist featured in the TV show “Bones,” Melanie Beasley brings many unique experiences into the classroom. The assistant professor of anthropology specializes in stable isotopes, which can help identify unknown human remains and determine time of death, among other uses. This […]