By (October 20, 2008)
Werner: Passport to Ancient Roman Empires
|UAlbany students Rob Jennings and Blake Peschel examine Roman pottery alongside UAlbany Associate Professor Michael Werner in an archaeology lab. The pottery was excavated from the Roman Legionary Base in Serbia. (Photo Mike Werner)
"Archaeology is important because it puts us in touch with physical remains of our past and leads to a better understanding of human behavior over extended periods of time," said Werner. "I've taken probably UAlbany 50 students to Serbia, and I plan eventually to involve students in a direct aspect of archaeology, presenting and interpreting the results of research on Roman archaeological sites to the public."
|UAlbany graduate student Matthew Hardy dresses as a Roman legionary soldier as part of the "Live Earth" concert festivities held in Serbia. (Photo Mike Werner)|
UAlbany Day, which begins at 10 a.m. on October 25th, will highlight the richness of the University's academics, student success, and campus life to the community at large, prospective students and parents, and UAlbany alumni. The day's activities include tours, a Farmers' Market, a basketball scrimmage, a tailgate party and the Homecoming football game against St. Francis.