Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by Elizabeth Bartman
February 25, 2011
Dear Friends of AIA,   What is the Norton Legacy Society? Simply put, it is a means of donating to the AIA a portion of your estate upon your death.  Joining does not require expensive legal assistance or even a will, but can be as simple as designating the AIA as one of the beneficiaries of your IRA, your 401(k) retirement fund, or your life insurance policy.  Or there are other means such as a Charitable Gift Annuity or Lead Trust, which provide significant tax advantages to your heirs—why give your money to Uncle Sam?   Named for the founder and first president of the AIA, the Norton Society includes some of the AIA's most far-sighted supporters.  Each year we thank them with an exclusive and... Read More
by Peter Herdrich, AIA Executive Director
January 12, 2011
The 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America took place in San Antonio, Texas January 6-9. By all accounts, the Annual Meeting was a vibrant and compelling get-together and counts as our most important academic undertaking of the year. Kudos to Professor Garrett Fagan and the hard working members of the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee, who organized over 300 papers and sessions for the event. There is very important AIA business that goes on during the Annual Meeting and it is my pleasure to report on the results of the election and on the award winners.    Newly Elected Officers: Elizabeth Bartman, New York Society, President Andrew Moore, RIT, First Vice President Sebastian Heath... Read More
by Peter Herdrich, AIA Executive Director
December 29, 2010
The countdown is on and not just for New Year’s. From January 6-9 we convene in San Antonio, Texas for the 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, our premiere academic event. This year we are featuring over 300 presentations. Professor Garrett Fagan of Penn State and his colleagues on the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee deserve high praise for their work putting the program together. It must indeed have been difficult to choose among the distinguished papers that were submitted. Of course, the question now becomes, with so much to choose from, how can one possible decide which among these stellar sessions to attend? To get some help, I asked a number of our Academic Trustees to recommend... Read More
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