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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Presumably the result of good work by Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky. Kudos! -- Peter T. Daniels grammatim@verizon.net ... From: Sasson, Jack M
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2006
      Presumably the result of good work by Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky. Kudos!

      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...

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      Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2006 8:43:59 AM
      Subject: [agade] NEWS: Appointment at Stony Brook


      Stony Brook Hires Baghdad Museum Director
      Randy Kennedy

      Donny George, who directed the National Museum in Baghdad and
      became a vocal advocate for protecting Iraqi antiquities before
      leaving his post recently and fleeing to Syria, has been hired as a
      visiting professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, the
      university announced. Mr. George became the international face of
      the plight of ancient artifacts in Iraq, many of which have been
      stolen or destroyed since the war began in 2003, but left his job
      in August after telling colleagues that he felt threatened.

      Mr. George, a Christian, was a midlevel official in the Baath Party
      under Saddam Hussein’s government and could have been the target of
      a revenge campaign by conservative Shiites, American officials said
      at the time. Beginning next semester, Mr. George will teach two
      courses, “The Archaeology of Mesopotamia” and “The Cultural
      Heritage of Iraq.” He will also conduct archaeological research.
      His appointment was sponsored by Stony Brook and the Scholar Rescue
      Fund, a program run by the Institute of International Education to
      provide refuge to persecuted scholars.

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