Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sports Becomes Increasingly Boring As Death No Longer Punishment For Losing
Friday, December 24, 2010
David "Stupid Network" Isenberg puts the FCC Net Neutrality cop-out into perspective with this tale from Roman times:
The RCC has determined that the pending Barbarian invasion of Rome meets the so-called public interest standards that the RCC is charged with upholding, as long as conditions are imposed. Roman Commission Chairman Julius Genacowcus told Tempus Romanus reporters that the Barbarians are required not to sack the city or move too far inside the city's gates. Chairman G said additional conditions also applied, including a requirement that Barbarians pillage and plunder only unlawful residences, and engage only in consensual, protected sex. Genacowcus said the Barbarian compromise will promote investment, commerce and competition.
Robertus Comcasti, speaking for the Barbarians, said that he was "gratified" that the RCC was taking this proactive step. "We have emphasized that this transaction is pro-competitive, pro-consumer, and will deliver real public interest benefits," he said.
RCC officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the proposed conditions were intended to ease harm to Roman citizens, and they emphasized that they were not treating the deal as an opportunity to affect the behavior of future invading hordes. They did not say how long the conditions would be in effect.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Backpack-Laden Student Trudges Slack-Jawed Past Wonders Of Ancient World
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
“Launch of grants programme and call for applications
Classics for All is a new charity, set up jointly by JACT and Friends of Classics. Our aim is to complement the work of other Classical charities by raising significant funds to support projects for broadening access to Classical subjects. We are delighted to say that, thanks to the generous support of the major Classical bodies (the Hellenic and Roman Societies, the Classical Association, Friends of Classics and JACT) and of a number of individual founding donors, Classics for All has raised sufficient funds to be able to establish the charity, to appoint an experienced fundraiser, and to be in a position to make our first call for applications for funding.
We hope to give out around £100,000 in this first year, based on the recommendations of the charity’s Grants Advisory Committee at a meeting to be held in May 2011. We expect to make grants in the range of £3,000 to £30,000, although until we receive our first proposals we shan’t know the scale of new work which is planned. We are willing in principle to make grants to projects for more than one year, but at this early stage in our programme we cannot undertake to guarantee funding to any individual project for year two or subsequent years. So proposals should be designed to deliver meaningful outcomes in year one. If you are interested in putting forward a proposal for funding, more details of the types of project we will fund and the guidelines for making an application may be found at www.classicsforall.org.uk. The deadline for applications to be considered at the May meeting is 4 February 2011.
Even if you do not intend to apply for funding, as a new charity we would be very interested in the views of colleagues about our plans and aims, and whether you can suggest any improvements. Our target is to get Classics firmly embedded and with a sustainable future in 500 schools over the next ten years; and to have been a launch pad for the teaching of Classics in a further 500. The long term aim is to convert as many schools as possible into institutions which no longer need our financial support for their Classical teaching. Please send any comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It seems that Classics has never been so topical, and there is a genuine and growing wave of enthusiasm among young people and teachers for our subject. We have been heartened by the warmth and generosity with which Classics for All has been welcomed, as the “new kid” on the Classical block, and we very much look forward to unveiling our first funded work next summer.
Sarah Jackson, Chair of CfA
Professor Tom Harrison, Chair of Grants Advisory Committee, Classics for All and past Chair of JACT Council (2007-2010)”
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Roman Populace Constantly Argues Whether Chariot-Racing Is Actually A Sport
Would any of you be interested in helping with the AIA Annual Meeting Kids Fair at Witte on either or ? , the shifts will be from 7:30-11:30, and from 1130-3:00. On Sat, we will start at 8:30-11:30 and from 11:30-3:00. We have to set up (Witte won't let us set up the day before, unfortunately). From 2:00-3:00 each day, we will be cleaning up.
AF ISR Agency/A9YD
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
SAMA Auditorium. Free for SAMA and ARCE Members (& w/ UTSA ID) $5 for non-members
Tickets available at the door 1 hour prior to lecture. Reception to follow.
Since its inception in 1948, the American Research Center in Egypt has assisted scholars with humanities-based research in Egypt, as well as several large-scale conservation, documentation, and training projects. Highlights of ARCE's work will be presented by Dr. Gerry D Scott, Director of the American Research Center in Egypt and former Curator of Ancient Art at SAMA.