Just some little notes for the day:
- The University of North Dakota will inaugurate their 11th president today, Robert Kelley. Traditionally, an inaugurals speech sets the tone for the President's term in office. The famous inaugural address by Thomas Kane (1918-1933), for example, set the University on a course for modernization, but enraged many of the more traditional faculty. Subsequent presidential addresses have been less incendiary, but no less important for setting the course of the University.
- This fall the University has a bumper crop of events. Note in particular the John F. Kennedy: History, Memory, Legacy Conference. The Department of Geography will host the AAG Great Plains - Rocky Mountain Division/ ASPRS Upper Midwest Chapter 2008 Annual Meeting. And I can't forget the 43rd Annual Potato Bowl.
- I've plugged it before, but if you haven't visited the Berlin-Kent Ostia Excavations blog, you must. It's great. I particularly appreciated the juxtaposition posed between the excitement of the tourists to see their excavations and finds and the frustration of cost overruns and delayed equipment deliveries. Such is the lot of field archaeologists!
Have a good weekend!