Internationally Known Archaeologist To Speak At CU-Boulder On Feb. 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 3, 2005 Professor Wendy Ashmore of the University of California, Riverside, one of the world’s leading authorities on the archaeological study of space and landscape, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 12. Ashmore will talk about the new ways archaeologists are examining the history of ancient places like Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The 10th Annual Distinguished Archaeology Lecture is sponsored by the CU-Boulder anthropology department and is free and open to the public. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building and will include a question-and-answer session with the audience. The Eaton Humanities Building is located northwest of Norlin Library. Parking is available along University Avenue. Ashmore and others are working to understand the roles and meanings of archaeological sites, from their initial establishment through sequences of occupation and often up to their present-day use as tourist attractions or as symbols of national or ethnic identity. Ashmore will use examples of specific sites around the world to discuss how archaeologists address such “biographies of place.” The event is sponsored by Western Cultural Resource Management of Boulder. Ashmore has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, including the ancient Mayan cities of Copán, Xunantunich and Quiriguá. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a professor in the anthropology department at UC, Riverside. She has written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has authored or edited seven archaeology books and monographs, including “Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns,” “Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Perspectives” and “Archaeology: Discovering Our Past.” Ashmore is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was the 2000 Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology for the American Anthropological Association.last_img read more

News Scan for Mar 17, 2015

first_imgSaudi Arabia reports another MERS caseSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today reported a new MERS-CoV case, continuing the steady stream that began early this year.The MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case involves a 73-year-old male Saudi national in Riyadh who is hospitalized in critical condition. He had no recent animal exposure or contact with MERS cases in the community, but possible contact with MERS cases in the healthcare setting is under investigation.He is not a healthcare worker and had preexisting disease, the MOH said.The agency also reported that a 51-year-old male expatriate in Khobar has recovered from the disease. He also is not a health worker and had preexisting disease.The new cases bring the total for March to 38 so far, compared with 75 in all of February. Since 2012 the country has confirmed 958 MERS-CoV cases with 416 deaths. Twenty-five patients are still being treated or are in home isolation, and 517 have recovered.Mar 17 MOH update Feds seek public comment on impact of select agent ruleAs part of a federal review of select agent regulations that began last August, the National Security Council and the White House’s Office of Science Technology and Policy yesterday invited the public to comment on the impact that the current rules have on science, technology, and national security.According to a Federal Register notice, a fast-track committee is reviewing the impacts of the select agent regulations and will weigh options to address challenges and gaps that come out of the feedback. Public comments must be received by 5 pm Eastern time on Mar 30 to be considered.Federal officials are also holding a series of stakeholder listening sessions, the first of which was held on Feb 17.The select agent review comes in the wake of several lab biosafety incidents, and in the federal memo last August announcing a review of policies, federal official asked federal agencies and departments that conduct life sciences research to take immediate and long-term steps to address the underlying causes of recent incidents and to strengthen overall biosafety.Mar 16 White House press release Mar 16 Federal Register notice Aug 29, 2014, CIDRAP News scan on biosecurity reviewlast_img read more

Preview: Indians Try To Use Last Night’s Late Offensive Surge As Momentum Against Texas Wednesday

first_img Related Topics CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Indians have another battle on deck against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Following a thrilling extra-innings affair that saw the Tribe fall in twelve innings, it’s officially Corey Kluber day.Kluber will look to improve to 5-1 on the year, his lone loss against Seattle in the season opener. He’ll take on Matt Moore, who is searching for his second win of his campaign after a rocky start to his year.Here are your three keys to an Indians victory.1. Let Kluber Do His Thing- Pretty self-explanatory here. Corey Kluber is one of the best pitchers in baseball and is off to another tremendous start in all facets of his game. Letting him go out there and set the tone is a luxury the Tribe has over many teams who don’t have a truly dominant ace.Kluber won’t see a ton of power in his Texas lineup, setting himself up for a long run into today’s affair. That bodes well for the pitching staff, who is absolutely spent. After bringing up Ben Taylor as an attempt to give a break to the guys who see a ton of work from the bullpen, it’s safe to say that Cleveland couldn’t have landed on a better day to help relieve some of the workload.2. Running With Some Momentum- It’s been a rather wonky start to the Tribe’s 2018 season. They’ve struggled to get the pitching staff and offense on the same page and clicking at the same time and it’s led to the 15-13 start to the year. Hopefully, Wednesday can sort some of the craziness out.Michael Brantley had a huge grand slam with Cleveland down to their final strike to send the game to extras last night. While the Tribe fell in a valiant effort by a score of 8-6, the contest once again featured some late offense that one can hope carries over for at least the rest of the homestand. Brantley has been a consistent bat for the Indians thus far along with Yonder Alonso and Jose Ramirez. Sometimes, one big hit can spark a whole lineup. Tuesday might be the catalyst for an offensive surge.3. Chasing Moore Out Of The Ballgame- Texas starter Matt Moore has a 1-3 record and 5.33 ERA in six games appeared in this season. Despite one outing against Tampa Bay in mid-April, the lefty hasn’t shown a semblance of longevity into ballgames. Moore has only reached the seventh inning once in 2018 and has been run out of the ballgame before the fifth inning twice already.It seems that a perfect storm is brewing at Progressive Field on Wednesday. Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Bob Einstein, Super Dave Osborne and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor, dies at 76

first_imgChristopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Bob Einstein, the gravelly-voiced comic, actor and writer who had a recurring role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and as the bumbling daredevil Super Dave Osborne, died Wednesday in Indian Wells, California at age 76.  Writer, director and actor Albert Brooks, Einstein’s younger brother — Brooks’ birth name is Albert Einstein — announced the death on Twitter.“R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein,” wrote Brooks.  “A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”Einstein most recently played Larry David’s the short-tempered neighbor Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, appearing in nearly two dozen episodes of the show since its launch in 2004. Deadline reports He was scheduled to appear in the series’ upcoming 10th season but was to ill, having recently been diagnosed with cancer.“Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing Marty Funkhouser on Curb,” David said in a statement Wednesday.  “It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no one like him, as he told us again and again. We’re all in a state of shock.”Born Stewart Robert Einstein, was a multiple Emmy-winning writer, sharing his first in 1969 with Steve Martin and other members of the famed writing staff of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where be first demonstrated his talent for deadpan comedy as the recurring character Officer Judy. But Einstein enjoyed his greatest celebrity in the 1980s and 90s as the dim-witted daredevil Super Dave Osborne.  He guested on talk and variety shows as the character, including on the sketch comedy series Bizarre from 1979-85, the self-titled Super Dave from 1987-91 on Showtime, and most recently in 2009 on Super Dave’s Spike-Tacular on the Paramount Network.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Manhunt for student accused of shooting parents at Central Michigan University dorm

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.) — A manhunt is underway for a 19-year-old Central Michigan University student whom officials accused of fatally shooting his mother and father on campus.More than 100 police officers are searching the Mount Pleasant area for James Eric Davis, whom authorities describe as armed and dangerous, after he allegedly shot his mother and father, an Illinois police officer.Bellwood Police Officer James Davis Sr. and his wife, Diva Jennen Davis, were the victims, according to the university.No students, faculty or staff were injured in the incident at Campbell Hall, a dorm building, according to the school.University police said the suspect was caught on camera fleeing the area.The Mount Pleasant Police Department is asking for the community’s help to find him.A police department had contact with the suspect Thursday night, and at some point in the night, he was taken to a hospital, university police said.Debra Williams, the mother of James Eric Davis’ roommate, told ABC affiliate Toledo, Ohio, station WTVG that she was overcome with panic after her son texted her Friday morning, saying that he thinks his “roommate just shot his mom.”The campus was on lockdown this morning and students posted on social media images of their barricaded dorm room doors and video of the school’s alert message. All planned campus events have been canceled until further notice, as well as scheduled Saturday classes.Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said, “The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more