Archaeology program connects the past and present

first_imgCategories: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.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Jim Condos named head of national organization

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos was sworn in today as the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), at their summer conference in Philadelphia. NASS is the nation’s oldest, non-partisan professional organization for state officials. Condos will serve the one year-term ending July 2019.As a member of NASS, Secretary Condos has been very active in promoting voter participation and election cybersecurity. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence(link is external) and the U.S. Senate Rules & Administration Committee(link is external) on behalf of NASS to discuss what the states are doing to protect elections from cyber threats and attacks. Secretary Condos previously served on the NASS Executive Board as President-elect and Treasurer.Vermont Secretary Jim Condos and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.”I am honored and grateful to my peers for their confidence in me to lead the Association, particularly as we approach this important election cycle,” said Condos. “We have a lot of work to do and I look forward to collaborating with Secretaries of State, nationwide, to increase voter access to the ballot box and to protect the integrity of our elections by fending off cyberattacks on our democracy from our foreign adversaries.”Secretary Condos will be replacing Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who has served as NASS President for the last year. Said Condos, “I want to thank Secretary Lawson for her tremendous leadership as President. It has been an honor to serve on the Executive Board under her stewardship, and I’m incredibly grateful for her exceptional guidance turning the many challenges we have faced this year into opportunities to grow our work and better serve our constituents across the country.”“Secretary Condos and I have worked closely alongside each other on the Executive Board this past year, and I think he will serve the organization well as President,” said Secretary Lawson. “I have been impressed with his collaborative nature working with our peers from both red and blue states. Our strength as an organization rests within our ability to work across the aisle in a non-partisan manner, and I believe that Secretary Condos will carry this work forward with excellence.”Condos has served as Vermont’s Secretary of State since January 2011, and is the fourth Vermont official to lead NASS as President since its founding in 1904. Vermonters who previously held the post of NASS President are: Deborah Markowitz (2006-2007), James H. Douglas (1986-1987), and Howard E. Armstrong (1956-1957).Source: Secretary of State 7.16.2018last_img read more