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Emeritus Society Retired Faculty Serving the Future

Legacy of Excellence Reception


Thank you to all of you who attended our Legacy of Excellence reception honoring Robert Ackerman on March 23, 2016. We had a great turnout of emeriti, students, and Bob’s friends, family members, and colleagues in attendance.

Throughout his career, Professor Ackerman’s research visits have been made to Russia, Japan, Korea, and China and to study archaeological collections from the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic sites. Professor Ackerman’s specific research interests include the earliest evidence for the movement of hunter-gatherers into coastal and interior regions of northeast Asia and Alaska, late Pleistocene and early Holocene cultural adaptation, and further definition of the cultural phases of Arctic and subarctic prehistory.

The talk kept the audience engaged and was enjoyed by all. Thank you, Bob, and congratulations again on your award!

Robert Ackerman stands at the front of a classroom to begin his presentation.
Above: Professor Robert Ackerman provides a broad overview of his extensive archeological digs in Alaska.
Tim Kohler, Robert Ackerman, and George Hinman pose side-by-side for the camera.
Left to right: Professor Tim Kohler, who introduced Dr. Ackerman; 2016 Legacy of Excellence recipient Dr. Robert Ackerman; and 2015 Legacy of Excellence recipient Dr. George Hinman.