Thursday, September 6, 2012
Longtime professor Richard Stamps to give last lecture Sept. 14
For 37 years, Richard Stamps, associate professor of anthropology at Oakland University, has worked with students to expand their world view — both culturally and academically. Dr. Stamps will address the OU community one final time before embarking on his retirement.
A recipient of the Honorary Alumnus Award from the OU Alumni Association, OU's Teaching Excellence Award, and the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities Distinguished Faculty Award, he will present his last lecture "Reflections and Connections," at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms. The lecture will be followed by a dessert and reception.
Dr. Stamps has traveled extensively throughout East Asia and led summer study tours to China, where he and his students have visited popular sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.
He also conducted archeological research at local historical sites such as Port Huron’s Fort Gratiot, an army base utilized during the 19th century. In fact, Dr. Stamps led a group of OU students on a project that unearthed a trove of artifacts from the site, including an array of military weapons and regalia.
Dr. Stamps holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Archeology from Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology and Asian Studies from Michigan State University and his diverse contributions have been recognized throughout the community. He also earned a Black and Gold Award from the Office of Student Activities and is a recipient of the Earl Borden Historical Preservation Award from the city of Rochester Hills.
Special thanks to the following for their support of this lecture: Professional and Continuing Education (PACE); The Honors College; Student Affairs; Athletics; Center for Student Activities; Division of Development, Alumni and Community Engagement; and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.