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My Work at Ancient Cástulo … Continued

August 27, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In this post, I thought it would be nice to discuss some of the special experiences I’ve had since arriving in Spain. They mostly connect in clear ways to my archaeological research or teaching in the art department, but occasionally they just happened to be unusual or extraordinary… Plane flight Early in my time here,

The Napa quake was a wake-up call. Are you prepared?

August 25, 2014 by Ann Gordon | News

My hometown just experienced a 6.0 quake. My family is okay, but at least 120 people were injured and 3 of them critically. Queen of the Valley Hospital was inundated with injuries such as fractures, lacerations and cuts from broken glass. There were gas leaks, water main breaks, fires and serious damage. My former high

My Work at Ancient Cástulo

August 20, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

This is the third post in a series on my work at ancient Cástulo, in southeastern Spain. (Read my other entries: Faculty Research in Ancient Castulo and Interactions with the Ancient World). In this one, I thought I would describe an average day in the life of an excavation like the one at Cástulo. When

Students Present Their Projects to City Officials

August 7, 2014 by | News

Assistant Professor in Sociology in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Georgiana Bosteanjust, recently taught a Geographic Information System course (GIS), working with the City of Orange. Wilkinson students in her course were fortunate enough to take a field trip to the city’s GIS office to meet City GIS officials and see how their

Interactions with the Ancient World

August 4, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In my first blog post, I described some of the reasons why Cástulo was an important place in antiquity. Now I want to explain what made me want to come here and start a collaboration (future posts will discuss what life is like on an excavation and some of the special experiences I’ve had since

Save The Date! SCCUR 2014: Illuminating Ideas, Nov. 22

July 31, 2014 by | News

This year’s SCCUR Conference will be hosted by CSU Fullerton on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Illuminating Ideas”. The Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region, and encourages communication of innovative

Faculty Research in Ancient Cástulo

July 30, 2014 by | News

Today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, marks two weeks since my arrival in the city of Linares (in the province of Jaén, Spain) and starting to work alongside members of the FORVM MMX team at the site of ancient Cástulo. I first came to Cástulo two years ago when I was working on my book, Consumerism

Prof. Polly Hodge Participates in Colloquium on Spanish Theater…in Münster, Germany?

July 23, 2014 by | News

Written by Professor Polly Hodge What? That’s right, a symposium on Spanish theater titled, Espacios urbanos en el teatro español de los siglos XX y XXI (Urban Spaces in 20th and 21st Century Spanish Theater) took place in Münster, Germany June 26-30, 2014 with all proceedings conducted in Spanish. Organized by Dr. Cerstin Bauer-Funke at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität,

Political Science Professor Studies Energy Policy in Azerbaijan

July 21, 2014 by David M. Shafie | News

Baku, Azerbaijan, is the site of the world’s first oil well, and it sits between the Caucuses and the shore of the Caspian Sea. For David Shafie, associate professor of Political Science, it is an ideal place to study the relationship between energy and the environment. During the Middle Ages, oil from Baku was shipped

Katherine Ficken Receives Fulbright Award

July 21, 2014 by | News

History major (with a European Emphasis) and a minor in Germanic studies, Katherine (Liz) Ficken (’11) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to the Slovak Republic for an English Teaching Assistantship. Ficken is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S.