This February, the Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University is celebrating World Anthropology Day! ECU’s 4th Annual Anthropology After Dark open house event featuring a lecture on The Role of Anthropology in the Military will take place on Thursday, February 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Flanagan Building on the 2nd floor. This event will exhibit laboratories, artifact displays, Andean music, and an Egyptian tomb. At 7 pm in Flanagan 265, there will be a lecture“From Advancing Cultural Sensitivity in Special Operations Forces to Building Sustainable Communities Through Outreach to Veterans” by cultural Anthropologist Robert Sands Greene, Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Language at Norwich University. “This event is one of our more significant public outreach events. We invite the public into our classrooms and labs to help them understand the relevance of anthropology in the twenty-first century” (Dr. Randy Daniel, Chair, Department of Anthropology). “Anthropology After Dark is an event that brings both anthropologists and future anthropologists together through the creation of various exhibits. Anyone that is curious about anthropology and its multiple subdisciplines is welcomed with opened arms” (Rubi Medina, Anthropology major). Free parking will be available at the parking lot near the corner of 10th Street and College Hill Drive known as the “flood lot”. A shuttle from this parking lot to the Flanagan Building will run every 15 minutes starting at 6:15 pm. World Anthropology Day, celebrated on February 15th, 2018, is a day for anthropologists to share their excitement about their discipline with the public around them as well as to build enthusiasm and awareness for current and future anthropologists. There are 236 schools representing 13 different countries who will be holding events in celebration of World Anthropology Day. “This is a great time for anthropology,” said Dr. Alex Barker, President of the American Anthropological Association. “Today’s anthropologists are making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.” Anthropology Day is an initiative by the American Anthropological Association. Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association, with more than 10,000 members, is the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and tackling the world’s most pressing problems.