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Laughy selected to participate in AIA's National Lecture program

Monmouth College faculty member Michael Laughy has been recommended to participate in the 2012/2013 National Lecture Program of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

The AIA’s Lecture Program Committee selected Laughy from a pool of several hundred nominees. A central part of the AIA’s mission for more than a century, the lecture program brings important developments in the field of archaeology to the general public through a series of lectures to the AIA’s 112 U.S. and Canadian societies.

“The lectures provide an opportunity for lecturers to share the results of their research, meet colleagues and friends, and fulfill their commitment to public education,” said the AIA’s Michael Hoff.

Laughy is currently serving a two-year ACM/Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowship at Monmouth, having recently earned his Ph.D. in ancient history and Mediterranean archaeology from the University of California-Berkeley. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and his master’s degree in Greek and Latin literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

Created by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fellowships provide opportunities for recent Ph.D. recipients to develop teaching skills, pursue independent scholarship and gain experience as a citizen of a liberal arts college.