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September 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Award-winning Archaeologist and Educator Dr. Davide Tanasi to Speak at Arcadia, Oct. 15

Dr. Davide Tanasi

Dr. Davide Tanasi

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is proud to announce that Dr. Davide Tanasi, professor of ancient history and archaeology at Arcadia’s Mediterranean Center for the Arts and Sciences (MCAS) in Syracuse, Italy, will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Beaver College Room of the Landman Library.

The lecture, titled “The Future of the Past: Cutting Edge Teaching & Research Strategies in Archaeology,” is a part of a weeklong celebration of Dr. Tanasi’s exemplary work as an educator. He is the first recipient of The College of Global Studies’ Award for Teaching Excellence. This award celebrates outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements of faculty in The College of Global Studies, and is to be given annually in recognition who makes outstanding contributions to the education of students.

Dr. Tanasi will be in Glenside on a weeklong stay in mid-October as a Visiting Scholar as a result of the award. He also received a commemorative plaque and a monetary award of $1,000.

Dr. Tanasi has taught at MCAS since 2010 and has since distinguished himself in teaching a wide range of courses from “Age of Gods, Age of Heroes: Myth and Literature in Ancient Greece” to “Crossroads of Civilization: Archaeology of Ancient Sicily, Modeling for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage” and the popular summer course, “Digging Abroad: Field School in Archaeology.” He is commended for his high level of computer expertise and ability to bring modern technology into the study of the ancient world, engage students in hands-on-learning and bring the past to life. Dr. Tanasi has brought the Arcadia Promise in the most exemplary way to students studying in the MCAS.

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