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CIAMS 2016 Welcome Back Reception

pizza and sushiCome and help CIAMS students and faculty kick off the start of a great academic year! You’ll meet our incoming students and catch up on everyone’s summer adventures. Fare includes the traditional pizza and sushi, as well as cheese, wine, and other libations. 

CIAMS Welcome Back Reception
Thursday, September 1, 2016
5:30 p.m. (please note time change)
History of Art lounge (Goldwin Smith G08).

CIAMS End-of-the-Year Pizza & Sushi Reception

o-SUSHI-PIZZA-facebookCome join CIAMS students and faculty to celebrate the end of the school year, beginning of summer and the adventure ahead. We’ll have wine, cheese and the proven combination of pizza and sushi.

 

CIAMS End-of-the-Year Reception
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
4:30 p.m.
History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith G08

Those of you who reserved CIAMS T-shirts can pick them up at the reception. Friends and family are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Expanding Your Horizons at the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory

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EYH Workshop leaders (from right to left) Brita Lorentzen, Amanda Gaggioli, Cindy Kocik, and Carol Griggs.

The Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory recently hosted a workshop on dendrochronology for the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference held at Cornell on April 30th.  EYH is a one-day, student-led conference for 7th-9th grade girls that is designed to stimulate participants’ interest in math and science through hands-on workshops, provide them with female scientist role models, and to foster awareness of opportunities in science-related careers.  Over 200 girls from around New York State came to the EYH conference this year to participate in several workshops around campus, including the “Tree-Ring Time Detectives” workshop, which was led by Cornell Tree-Ring Lab researchers Brita Lorentzen, Carol Griggs, and Cindy Kocik, and undergraduates Amanda Gaggioli (Classics, ’16) and Meg Parker (Natural Resources, ’16).

Workshop leader Cindy Kocik supervises examination of charcoal from the "Tel Tupperware" excavations.

Workshop leader Cindy Kocik supervises examination of charcoal from the “Tel Tupperware” excavations.

The main, overarching goals of the workshop were for students to explore how scientific methods can be applied not only in traditional STEM fields, but also to enrich research in the humanities and social sciences, and to investigate records of human impact on the environment.  As part of the dendrochronology workshop, participants learned how to use tree-rings to date wooden paintings and musical instruments, reconstruct climate and environment, and how dendrochronologists collect, record, and examine wood charcoal in the field by excavating their own mini archaeological site (nicknamed “Tel Tupperware”).   The workshop leaders enjoyed sharing their research with an enthusiastic group of participants and introducing them to the wonderful world of tree-rings!

Welcome Back Reception

Let’s start the semester off right with some traditional pizza and sushi! (Plus cheese, fruit, and various libations.) Come celebrate with CIAMS faculty and graduate students.

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CIAMS Spring Semester Welcome Back Reception
Friday, February 5th 2016
5:00 p.m.
History of Art Gallery
Goldwin Smith Hall, G08

 

Let’s welcome the new directors

Image result for schooner sunset picturesTo all the CIAMS community:

As I ease out of my Assistant Director role at CIAMS (to spend more time with boats, dogs, the family, and possibly even to write), I want to thank all the staff, especially former Director, Sturt Manning, for giving me the chance to make an impact on our Institute. It has been a uniquely rewarding pleasure, and above all the students and their energy have impressed me to no end. It’s going to be an exciting year, with Kurt as our new Director,  and I must say that I’m very glad to have been replaced by Katie Jarriel, who is not only a talented doctoral student in Classical Archaeology but the designer of that catchy CIAMS logo! I think this was an inspired choice, and after you meet Katie at the Welcome Back Reception on September 3  I hope you’ll support her throughout the year by participating in the various lectures and podcasts she’ll be organizing (and please support Kurt in his role by following his orders!) Good luck, Katie, and see you all out there.

All the best,

Chris Monroe

CIAMS 2015 Welcome Back Reception

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Come and help CIAMS students and faculty kick off the start of a great academic year! You’ll meet our incoming students and catch up on everyone’s summer adventures. Fare includes the traditional pizza and sushi, as well as cheese, wine, and other libations. Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the History of Art lounge (Goldwin Smith G08).

CIAMS End of Year (almost!) Reception

fish pizzaCIAMS End of Year Reception: Following Sergey Makhortykh’s talk, Join CIAMS students and faculty to celebrate (prematurely) the end of the school year, beginning of summer and the adventure ahead. We’ll have locally obtained wine, cheese and the proven combination of pizza and sushi. Wed, Apr 29, 2015 in the Art History Lounge (Goldwin Smith G08).