Zackary Wainer successfully defended his dissertaion Monday, April 4, and the Egyptology and Assyriology Department happily gathered to congratulate him. We join his family in celebrating his achievements and in wishing him the very best going forward. Well Done, Zack!
We are delighted to share with you that Laurel Bestock has been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure, effective July 1, 2016. Well deserved for her scholarship, enthusiasm and teaching excellence, as well as her service to the department and university. We are lucky to have her with us and extend our sincere congratulations for this milestone. Additionally, it should be noted that Laurel must have had the Fountain of Youth elixir in her goblet, she looks exactly as she did in her senior year at Brown '98-'99!LB 1998
The life and work of Otto Neugebauer (1899-1990), founder of Brown's Department of History of Mathematics and recipient of Brown's most prestigious honor, the Rosenberger medal, in 1987, is examined in a newly published book, A Mathematicians Journey's: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science, co-edited by the department's John Steele.