Gary Urton and Eduardo Neves were recently awarded $71,000 from the Lemann Brazil Research Fund at Harvard for research and a field school, in summer, 2018, entitled: The Black Earth and Radial Villages of Acre, Brazil: Explorations of a Continent-Wide Landscape Paradigm.
Jason Ur discusses the growing use of drones as a research tool in academia:
“This technology — both the drones and the software to stitch the images together — is now within the reach of anyone with even a small research budget,” Ur said. “That’s what really makes this revolutionary not just for archaeologists, but for any researcher who needs to capture phenomena on the ground. In terms of the potential of drones … the democratization that this technology allows is transformative.”
Bessie X. Zhang ’17 was selected to deliver one of the Harvard orations at Harvard's annual Class Day celebrations. Four members of the graduating Class of 2017 will be sharing the stage with former Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Congratulations to Anya Bernstein for being selected as one of the Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs for her project, “The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia.”
Congratulations to Ted Bestor on his recent appointment to the Board of Delegates of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), as the representative for the Association of Asian Studies! He will also serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Delegates.