Categories:Campus CommunityAcademics Published: July 21, 2016 For Patrick Cruz, studying archaeological sites in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this summer was a way to hone his skills.But the trip also allowed Cruz, a CU Boulder archaeology graduate student, to retrace the journey his Tewa ancestors made centuries ago.“My interest in the subject matter is very personal,” said Cruz. “I am interested in how Tewa peoples arrived, how they adapted to their new landscape, what social changes took place, what material and social traits survived the migrations from Colorado to New Mexico and what didn’t.”Cruz was one of 13 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in CU Boulder’s archaeological field school in June, led by CU Boulder anthropology assistant professor Scott Ortman. Students began the month-long program excavating an ancient pueblo site in the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in Colorado and then traveled to the Pueblo of Pojoaque in New Mexico, where they worked alongside tribal members of all ages identifying pottery, mapping sites, collecting data and learning about native traditions and history.To read the full story, visit the Office for Outreach and Engagement website.Photo: CU Boulder archaeology students Samantha Linford, Kaitlyn Davis and Patrick Cruz at an ancestral site in northern New Mexico. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
HomeFeaturedCalifornia bar shooter had been a Marine, lived with his mom Nov. 09, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia bar shooter had been a Marine, lived with his momAssociated Press3 years agoapNewsshootingIan David Long, Photo courtesy of the DMV via AP. By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated PressThe gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a former military machine gunner who was interviewed by mental health specialists months ago after a neighbor reported a disturbance.Ian David Long, 28, apparently killed himself after the Wednesday attack. He had joined the Marines and gotten married young. Within several years, he left the military and divorced. Later, he enrolled at a university and most recently lived with his mother in a home where neighbors said they could hear aggressive arguments.Long’s service began when he was 18 and lasted nearly five years, including a seven-month tour in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 2013.In April, a neighbor called authorities to report loud noises coming from the house that Long shared with his mother in a Thousand Oaks neighborhood of well-manicured lawns and homes.Deputies found Long “was somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” and called in a mental health specialist, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. That specialist assessed Long but concluded he couldn’t be involuntarily committed for psychiatric observation.“The mental health experts out there cleared him that day,” Dean told reporters Thursday, less than 12 hours after the Wednesday night massacre.They also were concerned that Long might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Dean said, “basing that (on) the fact that he was a veteran and had been in the Corps.”Long’s only other contact with authorities came after a traffic collision and after he alleged he was the victim of a violent encounter in 2015 at another bar in Thousand Oaks, Dean said.A next-door neighbor said he called authorities about six months ago when he heard loud banging and shouting come from Long’s ranch-style home.“I got concerned, so I called the sheriffs,” neighbor Tom Hanson said outside his home Thursday as federal and local law enforcement officers searched Long’s house, where an American flag flew over the garage. “I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military.”Hanson described Long as an introvert who never caused him problems and said he was “dumbfounded” by the massacre.Another neighbor described frequent, aggressive shouting between Long and his mother, especially over the last year. About 18 months ago, Don and Effie Macleod heard “an awful argument” and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs’ property. Don Macleod said he did not call police but avoided speaking with Ian Long.“I told my wife, ‘Just be polite to him. If he talks, just acknowledge him, don’t go into conversation with him,’” Don Macleod said Thursday.Authorities haven’t identified what motivated Long to open fire during college night at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, around 40 miles (64 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles. The city of about 130,000 people is consistently near the top of lists of the safest places in California.The dead included 11 people inside the bar and a veteran sheriff’s sergeant who was the first officer through the door.“Obviously he had something going on in his head that would cause him to do something like this,” Dean said.The Marine Corps said Long earned several awards, including a Combat Action Ribbon and a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.Long’s mother, Colleen, posted Facebook photos of her son in his military uniform in 2010 and 2011.“My Son is home, well sort of, back in Hawaii, soon to be in Cali come January, hooray!” she wrote on Dec. 14, 2012.Another photo from 2014 shows Ian Long with his arm draped around his mother in front of Dodger Stadium. The two were wearing Dodgers T-shirts and smiles.Court records show Long was married as a 19-year-old in Honolulu in June 2009, and he and his wife separated in June 2011 while he was deployed to Afghanistan. The couple cited irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed in May 2013, two months after Long left the Marines. Their marriage officially ended that November.California State University, Northridge, said in a statement that Long was a student, last attending in 2016, but offered no further details.___Pritchard reported from Los Angeles. 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Ian Godfrey, Shepherd Harris, Enfield; member, Law Society Children Panel Join our LinkedIn Legal Aid sub-group Under the auspices of austerity measures, we are heading for cuts to legal services which will prevent most citizens, apart from the wealthy, challenging those in authority; particularly the state. Legal aid was never available for tribunals. It was removed for personal injury claims. Now it is to be removed for family law. Sacked impecunious employees will now have to pay fees to take their cases to a tribunal. Already denied legal aid for such a process, many will simply be unable to afford to assert their rights to claim unfair treatment. Legal aid is effectively being denied to those in magistrates’ courts who have the audacity to seek their right to Crown court trial by their peers. Even those who are acquitted will only recover about a third of their costs. Most victims of domestic violence will be prevented from seeking help from lawyers. There are many reasons why they would be reluctant to contact the police as the first port of call, particularly with the appalling record the police have of helping those who are the victims of long-term abuse. Parents whose children are removed from the state may soon have little opportunity to challenge the local authority, as essential assessments they seek may be removed. Parents who are denied contact with their children by often obstructive former partners will be left unaided. The coalition has no mandate for undermining the basic right of access to the courts. The might of the state, represented by government, police and public bodies, will go largely unchallenged. It is legal aid lawyers who have the best record of protecting the vulnerable against the abuse of power.