ACOR was honored to receive a visit from President Janet Napolitano of the University of California earlier this month. It was great to share information about ACOR’s activities in supporting research and cultural heritage in Jordan, and to introduce current ACOR fellows, including our current ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow, Rawan Arar of University of California San Diego, and NEH Fellow Dr. Frances Hasso, of Duke University, also an Alum of University of California, Berkeley.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Frances Hasso (Duke University, ACOR NEH Fellow), Rawan Arar (UC San Diego, ACOR CAORC Fellow), Carmen ‘Humi’ Ayyoubi (ACOR Library Director), Akemi Horii (ACOR Assistant Director Designate), Dr. Jack Green (ACOR Associate Director), President Janet Napolitano (University of California), Sarah Harpending (ACOR Assistant Director), Dianne Klein (Press Secretary and Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications and Media Relations, University of California); Brendan O’Callaghan (Associate Director, Executive Communications and Engagement, University of California), Miriam Saleh (ACOR Development Officer).
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, promotes research and publication across disciplines with a special emphasis on archaeology in the region. ACOR’s main activities include a fellowship program for scholars, archaeological excavation and restoration projects, and other academic programs.