Monthly Archives: April 2009

Classes Over

Well, today was the last day of classes and exams begin tomorrow at IUP. It also signals the fact that the PKAP field season is around the corner. I have been busy ordering supplies and making sure of logistics. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Ordering and yet more Ordering

The PKAP season is nearly upon us. We are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming season. My current task is to order supplies that we need to buy in the US and ferry to Cyprus with us. … Continue reading

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First Use of Gigapan

I finally was able to use my new Gigapan system. It is my new gadget for the year and I am planning to take it to Cyprus and take large panaramic images of our site. I have to admit it was … Continue reading

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Cleopatra’s Tomb

The possible discovery of Cleopatra’s tomb has been in the news a lot lately. I first noticed an article on the BBC news website about a project to examine 3 areas near a temple outside of Alexandria for the possible … Continue reading

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Electronic Textbooks

A new partnership between textbook companies (CourseSmart) and an association of college booksellers (Collegiate Retail Alliance) is supposed to lead to increased sales and a greater prominence of these texts in bookstores. It will be interesting to see if the success … Continue reading

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Facebook and Academic Performance

A doctoral student at The Ohio State University discovered that students who use Facebook earn lower grade-point averages than students who don’t use Facebook. In addition the students who don’t use Facebook spend more time studying. The article I saw … Continue reading

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Google Scanning hits snag

The Wired Campus is reporting in its recent article “Higher-Ed Groups Challenge Google Book Project Over ‘Orphans’” that Google’s scanning of orphaned books (out of prints books on which nobody holds an active copyright) has been challenged by several groups. … Continue reading

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