Anthropology Alumnus Rescues History

Haagen Klaus sees dead people. Lots and lots of dead people.

The bioarchaeologist — and assistant professor in both anthropology and biology at Utah Valley University — studies the excavated bodies of ancient Andeans in the Lambayeque Valley, Peru. Through the bones, teeth and other bits of evidence found at the South American site, Klaus has been able to uncover a wide range of data that shows how these people lived and died. Many were killed in ritual sacrifice a thousand years ago. Read more.

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • Gibson Brothers
    Bluegrass for the Next Generation Concert
    Nov. 16
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Night of Nations
    Nov. 23
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Reception for Alumni in Legal Professions
    Dec. 2
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • Winter Jazz Concert
    Dec. 7
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Soulful Christmas
    Gospel Choir Concert
    Dec. 8
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Commencement Receptions
    Dec. 13
    Main and Queensbury Campuses
  • Culinary Institute of America Tour and Dinner
    Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Albany Networking Night
    Jan. 9
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • New York City Networking Night
    Jan. 23
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Global Center, New York City
  • Plattsburgh Networking Night
    Jan. 30
    6-8 p.m.
    Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center

  • July 10-13, 2014

Batfan: Dr. Kathy Lavoie Goes Underground

After taking one look at her office, a visitor can be sure of one thing: Dr. Kathy Lavoie likes bats. After all, her shelves teem with stuffed animal versions of the mammal.

The dean of arts and sciences is an expert, a researcher and a constant observer of these creatures. She is also an explorer who often takes research trips through caves. Read more.

Blind Faith: Student Support Services Alumnus Honored for His Successes

Even as a 9-year-old, Rodelyn Alcidonis knew he wanted to be an attorney when he grew up.

Being legally blind and living in Haiti wasn’t enough to keep him from succeeding. Neither was his father’s matter-of-fact pronouncement that no one in his family had ever achieved such a goal. Read more.


Night of Nations Brings World to Plattsburgh

This year’s show featured traditional and modern dances from around the world, including the acrobatic capoeira dancing of Brazil with its complex martial arts moves; a Chinese sleeve dance with folds of red fabric making graceful arcs through the air; and a Korean tribute to the popular “Gangnam Style” video. Read more.

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Phone: (518) 564-3095

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