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Medicinal uses of insects in Ghana topic of BYU lecture

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University will host an International Field Studies Lecture about medical anthropology Friday, Feb. 24, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Tyler Gibb, a BYU student graduating in April in political science with a minor in anthropology, will present “Specificity Specifically: Pests, Parameters, and Paradigms in Cross-Cultural Research.”

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Gibb traveled to Ghana twice as part of the medical anthropology Field Study Program, where his initial research centered on the medicinal uses and cultural meanings of insects among the traditional communities of the Ashanti Region.

After completing the project, Gibb presented his findings at the 2004 National Conference of the Entomological Society of America.

He plans to pursue graduate studies in the fall, focusing on international relations and international development.

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Writer: Brian Rust

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