Surviving a Middle East Blizzard, ACOR style

It’s 1 pm on February 18, 2015, and ACOR’s Chief Financial Officer, Nisreen Abu Al Shaikh, is pacing ACOR’s foyer, talking on a cellphone in Arabic. Behind her, a paper announcement reads that ACOR will...

New Compression Shelving

Transforming the ACOR Library, thanks to special donations from the Roger S. Boraas Library Support Fund, other donors, and ACOR team work! Thanks to donors, this year ACOR was able to realize a long-held dream to...

ACOR Strategic Planning Survey

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please participate in a survey about ACOR. As a part of our effort to develop ACOR’s strategic plan for the future, we are conducting a survey and would like you to take...

Firas Bqa’in: Archaeologist, Academic, and ACOR Administrator

Phone ACOR on a given workday, sometimes even long after the office has officially closed, and the call will likely be picked up by a cheerful man who helps visiting fellows and scholars arrange airport...

The ACOR Hostel—A Home Away from Home for Curious Travelers to Jordan

For almost 50 years, ACOR has provided a safe space for curious travelers. Still, it is not common knowledge that our research center has hostel facilities where researchers and interested parties can have a residence...

Celebrating HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid

On January 10, 2018 a celebration was held at ACOR to honor HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid and to inaugurate a year of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ACOR.  We share below some...

ACOR Conservation Technician Naif Zaban and the ACOR Conservation Cooperative

This story is adapted from the original article that appeared in the ACOR Newsletter, Winter 2013, Volume 25.2. To read the entire newsletter, or any of ACOR’s previous newsletters, please visit the ACOR website. Naif Zaban,...

Funding Awarded for the ACOR Library Photographic Archive

ACOR is delighted to announce that it recently received new funding from the U.S. Department of Education through the competitive American Overseas Research Centers grant program.  The new grant will support the ACOR Library Photographic...

The Year of Living Dangerously

Dr. Linda K. Jacobs is an archaeologist, author, and founder of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries in the Middle East and to fostering...

Mohammed “Abu Ahmed” Adawi awarded the ASOR Albright Service Award

ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi was recognized for his long service to ACOR and given the Albright Service Award in Amman in a special ceremony. This award was announced during the annual American Schools of Oriental...
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