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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Janet Jones, associate professor and chair of the department of classics at Bucknell University, will give the Class of 1956 Lecture, "Remembrance of Things to Come: 1956 and 2006," April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Gardner Lecture Hall of the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell University.
An archaeologist who works and travels extensively in the Near East, Jones will talk of the challenges of teaching students about events that happened long ago and how she invites student to reconsider their understanding of time and their relationship with time.
Established by the Class of 1956 as a graduation gift to the university, the lectureship is awarded to a member of the faculty in recognition of inspirational teaching.
Jones was honored for "her approachable manner in which she is able to impart large amounts of information to students in ways that engage their imaginative and critical abilities."
With the university since 1989, Jones holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A classical archaeologist who offers a wide range of courses on the material culture of the ancient world, her special areas of interest include ancient technology and environment, the early Roman Empire, and Roman historical narrative art.
She is a specialist in ancient glass for excavations at Roman Aqaba and Humayma in Jordan and Gordion in Turkey.
Story posted March 27, 2006