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Non-China-Related Resources (very heterogenious, ranging from ancient Greece to human bipedalism, and including some pages on the college experience: study hints, cheating, bibliographies, job interviews, &c.)
Stories for College Teaching (Provides links to blocks of stories —something over 200— useful in teaching. Links going directly to stories are in the cited indexes. The page includes suggestions for their use in classes.)
Test Your Browser & Fonts This web site uses internationally standard UTF-8 encoding on all pages, but an occasional parochial techie set a browser to overrule the standard. This trouble-shooting page lets you double-check your browser settings and available fonts to ensure that you can read UTF-encoded pages. (Observation: This becomes less of a problem with each passing year.)
Alarms, Diversions, & Silly Bits including the Multicultural Computer Demon Exorcism Page (shortcut)
Memorial Event for Melford E. Spiro (Pictures & 104 MB audio-file; 1 hr 40 minutes) (link)
D.F. Tuzin: Gallery of Arapesh Pictures (link) Color slides originally intended for the 2001 book Social Complexity in the Making. Disappointed that they were printed in color, Dr. Tuzin asked that the color versions be made available on-line somewhere. (With link to an obituary of Don Tuzin).
More or Less Inevitable Request for Money: The David K. Jordan Endowment Fund at UCSD has been set up to provide supplementary financial support to UCSD doctoral candidates in the Department of Anthropology doing anthropological fieldwork among non-Anglophone populations of Asia and/or Oceania. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000 dollars (inflation adjusted from 2010 values —in 2020 these award paramaters are therefore from $3,558 to $11,860). These amounts are too modest to be a student’s primary support for fieldwork, but can still make things possible that would not otherwise be.
The endowment reached sufficient size to make its first grant in 2015. You are invited to contribute to it by going to UCSD’s donations page. To reach the donation form, click here. Type “jordan” or “anthropology” into the search box and scroll down to the endowment fund. Future generations of anthropology graduate students thank you in advance. (The UCSD internal fund number is R-13611. Unlike most donations, which go to the UCSD Foundation, this fund is administered by the UC Regents. The differences are minor but tax IDs vary. The Regents’ tax ID number is 95-6006144.)
Alternatively or in addition, think about setting up your own endowment fund at this university or another one to promote the careers of the next generation.
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