Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Events and Activities

Symposiums and Workshops

Speaker Series

John Edward Terrell
"Integrating Anthropology and the Sciences: Anthropology as a science in the 21st Century"
Thursday, October 9 6:00-7:15 p.m.
HU 354
Join us in discovering how anthropology relates to the natural and social sciences (and other fields of study), how integrative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative projects are transforming science in the 21st Century, and what this means to your field of study and your research.

Community Activism/Fundraising

AGSO Book and Bake Sale Fundraiser
September 17-18, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Campus Center Lobby
The AGSO is selling baked goods and lightly used books to raise funds for social events and receptions for the upcoming year. Please help support fund our activities by donating books or baked goods. Drop by the table at any time to buy some fantastic baked goods and check out the books!

Social Events

Annual AGSO Meet and Greet
August 28, 7 p.m.
Café Hollywood (275 Lark St., Albany)
This is an opportunity for incoming graduate students to meet other graduate students from the UAlbany Anthropology Department in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Friends and family are welcome. Come out and discover what everyone did this past summer, find answers to your questions, and just have a great time!

Dippikill Camping Trip
August 29-31
The Anthropology Graduate Student Organization welcomes graduate students and faculty back to school with a weekend camping trip at the Dippikill Wilderness retreat of the University at Albany. To reserve your spot, email

Apple Picking
Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m.
Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, NY
Come apple picking with the AGSO at Indian Ladder Farms! We will be meeting up at the farm and then try to carpool across the road to the orchard. Parking is limited so if you can arrange it you may want to carpool with others interested in going. The weather looks great for that weekend so lets hope it stays that way!

Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Rematch
Saturday, November 1, 3 p.m.
P.E. Building
Come join us on Saturday, November 1st at 3 p.m. in the P.E. Building, for the thrilling rematch of graduate students versus faculty.  All are welcome to play or just come out and cheer on your favorite team!

Movie Night with the Sociology Department
Wednesday, October 1, 6 p.m.
Room TBD
"A Separation" is an Oscar-winning Iranian movie.  The film is about a married couple who are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.