Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's an exciting New Year at Sustainable Archaeology!

We are excited to start a new year here at Sustainable Archaeology: Western. This month we welcome a new staff member to our ranks, Dr. Jennifer Morgan, who is our new part-time Ancient Images Laboratory Technician. Dr. Morgan was the first PhD candidate to complete her program utilizing the resources at the facility (mCT scanner), and we are excited to have her and her expertise back at SA.

Last year wrapped with the completion of the installation of our videoconferencing station. The station is equipped with two 65" monitors, outfitted with Vidyo conferencing software that can accommodate up to 10 video-conference attendees at one time. Overflow can be handled by the Polycom Soundstation VOiP conference phone. The SA Advisory Committee's first meeting was hosted in the Collaboration Room in early December, and included one participant who joined the meeting via video conference from Quebec. The Vidyo conferencing system allows us to share presentations, graphics (3D as well as 2D images), even video with our colleagues anywhere around the word, and will aid the collaboration process significantly at this graphics-intensive research facility.

There are many other exciting developments in the works that we look forward to sharing. Stay tuned to this space - 2015 will be a big one for us! Happy New Year!