It is with sadness the the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology shares the news of the passing of Professor Lanny D. Bell on August 26, 2019. Lanny Lanny Bellwas a kind and gifted teacher, researcher and friend to many and will be remembered long beyond that date. His full obituary can be accessed here.
The Department is very pleased to relay the news that Professor Shiyanthi Thavapalan received the International Association of Assyriologists (IAA) Dissertation award at this year's Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI) meeting in Paris July 8-12, 2019. Her dissertation, which is titled 'The Meaning of Colour in Ancient Mesopotamia' will be published by Brill Publishers later this year. Congratulations, Shiyanthi!
M Geoga Best Student PaperThe Department of Egyptology and Assyriology is very pleased to announce that Margaret (Maggie) Geoga has been awarded the Best Student Paper at the 2019 Annual American Research Center in Egypt conference. We are not surprised, but definitely proud of you, Maggie! Congratulations.
We are delighted to share the news that second year graduate student Sara Mohr has been awarded funding for her work on 3D modeling of cuneiform tablets. The competition was organized by Digital Hammurabi, which was created to provide funding for current PhD students working on Ancient Near East-related topics. All of the applicants were interviewed live on YouTube and contributors were able to vote on who they wanted to receive support. At the end of the coming summer Sara will make a video for Digital Hammurabi to show the results of her award in the work she has done.