USU professor wins national award

Thursday , December 26, 2013 - 9:59 AM

The Associated Press

LOGAN — An anthropology professor at Utah State University is being recognized for helping students learn critical thinking skills while studying treasures from the past.

Bonnie Glass-Coffin was awarded the Center for a Public Anthropology’s Franz Boas Global Citizenship Award. It is named in honor of a scholar-activist who is one of anthropology’s foremost figures.

Glass-Coffin was recognized in part for having students in her Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class write editorials. The editorials touched on a broad range of subjects, including using humans as test and research subjects.

The Herald Journal (http://bit.ly/1cPpzan ) reports the professor wants her students to reflect upon ethical issues in a way that might influence public policy.

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