Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
ies of the book arrived! We got 3 advance copies that we are going to take to Rapa Nui (arriving Friday). I am very happy for that as we can give a copy to Sergio, Francisco and others who have worked with us -- as well as donate a copy to the museum. The last two days were spent filming in the LA area -- first at CSULB (in our archaeology lab) and then over in Culver City where Max Beach works. Max Beach has been leading the animation efforts for demonstrating how the statues work. His office (IDA design) kindly supported this work and our intrusive filming. I spent a lot of time the first day providing "head shot" interview material. Ben Awes (the Director) had a long list of great questions that I was asked to answer. I have no idea how I did: I cobbled responses together as best I could. We will see...
Right now we are in Miami waiting for the flight to Santiago, Chile. It's an overnight flight so somewhat brutal. i hope to sleep through much of it. Once we get to Santiago, its a simple 5 hour flight to Rapa Nui!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Location:Orizaba Ave,Long Beach,United States
I am happy to report that the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Anthropology RTP committee has recommended me for promotion to full Professor. Though there were some vile shenanigans at the level of the college committee (and one Department member who was on this committee) but the Dean and Department have strongly supported my promotion. The final, final word, of course, comes from the Provost who makes the actual decision (this won't be done until June 15).
So with any luck I will soon be wearing, on a daily basis, elaborate robes such as those that Cambridge professors sported in the early 19th century.