Sunday, November 25, 2012

Manning on Abt on Breasted

Joe Manning blogs a Brief review of Jeffrey Abt’s bio of James Henry Breasted

ASOR Reception at the OI

"Gala Reception at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago that was held on Thursday evening (November 15th, 2012). The Oriental Institute opened its doors to ASOR and provided a lavish spread for the reception.  ASOR provided coach transportation to more to 350 attendees, and everyone had a wonderful time. Special thanks go to Gil Stein, director of the Oriental Institute, and to all of the staff. A highlight of the evening was the public announcement by ASOR of its “Building a Foundation for ASOR Campaign—Preserving the Past, Securing the Future.” This $1.3 million campaign will focus on endowment support, research and training support, and online resources. President Tim Harrison announced that ASOR has just passed the halfway mark with $670,000 in gifts and pledges, and we plan to complete the campaign by June 30, 2014 (the end of Fiscal Year 2014)".

The following are a selection of photos from the Gala Reception at the Oriental Institute: