HRAF News Vol. 2020-5
HRAF Showcases Research and Teaching
As the academic year concludes, HRAF and our member institutions look forward to a future when we can safely return to our campuses.
We are mindful of the need to continue to support each other through these uncertain times. Ethnographic Insights Across Cultures is a new contribution to Teaching eHRAF from Dr. Francine Barone. We invite you to view our new visually engaging videos on Explaining Human Culture (EHC) on the HRAF YouTube channel. This month we are also featuring an interview with Janice Hartgrove-Freile , a community college faculty member who is a strong proponent of eHRAF, and our profile of David Osorio Garcia , a recipient of the HRAF Global Scholarship from the University of Caldas. We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer!
HRAF had the pleasure of interviewing Janice Hartgrove-Freile , an innovative and extraordinarily dedicated community college faculty member who is a strong advocate for teaching with eHRAF. She is passionate about the  HRAF Community College Initiative .

Janice is a Professor of Psychology at  Lone Star College-North Harris  in Houston, Texas. She teaches courses in General Psychology, Lifespan Growth and Development, and Statistics.

We are delighted to feature this interview with Janice and to share some of her engaging PowerPoint presentations for teaching:

HRAF’s digital anthropologist Dr. Francine Barone has taken up the challenge of building an entire anthropology curriculum based upon digital resources including the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases .

Ethnographic Insights Across Cultures presents a richly curated and comprehensive introduction to cultural anthropology designed for online and remote learning.

Through the comparative study of different cultures, anthropology explores the most fundamental questions about what it means to be human. This introductory course encourages students to explore cultural similarities and differences to better understand how culture shapes who we are: our societies, our shared meanings, and our everyday lives.

Developing cross-cultural and database research skills while evaluating cultural universals will allow students to contemplate the rich diversity of the human experience.

Our new tutorial videos on 
Explaining Human Culture (EHC)  have made their debut on the HRAF YouTube   channel this month. The videos are ideal for scholars interested in using EHC for cross-cultural research.

This is a two-part series of tutorial videos on EHC, our open access database featuring results from over 100 years of cross-cultural research. In this database, we provide a way for researchers to explore the results from over 1,000 cross-cultural studies by searching for topics of interest.

For classroom instructors, the topical summaries in EHC also include links to exercises in  Teaching eHRAF  which use eHRAF World Cultures . Ten topical summaries have been produced thus far, with new summaries added every year.

Please follow the HRAF YouTube   channel to be notified when new videos are added.

HRAF is pleased to present the research of our HRAF Global Scholars . This month we are featuring David Osorio Garcia , a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Caldas in Colombia.

David teaches comparative and mixed research methodology, information analysis, and software management for research. His academic interests include social inequalities, aging, the elderly, politics, and education. The results of this research have influenced public policy in his region.

David is using anthropological data and ethnographic research from eHRAF World Cultures to further facilitate his study. 

To support funding priorities such as the HRAF Global Scholarship program and the development of our open access resources, please consider making a tax-deductible donation .

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