Penn Museum's C. Brian Rose Elected President of the Archaeological Institute of America

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | | 215-898-4045February 2, 2007

PHILADELPHIA - C. Brian Rose, curator-in-charge of the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and professor of archaeology in the Department of Classical Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn, has been elected president of the Archaeological Institute of America.  

As first-vice president of the AIA , Rose coordinated an educational program with the U.S. military to send AIA lecturers to U.S. bases, where troops were about to be deployed to the Middle East, to create more awareness about looting and to secure practical assistance from U.S. troops to help diminish the plundering.

Rose is an archaeologist with extensive field excavation and survey experience in Turkey at Aphrodisias, Troy, the Granicus River Valley and Penn Museum's long-term field project at Gordion.

Rose serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy in Rome and the American Research Institute in Turkey.