Treasures Pose Ethics Issues for Smithsonian
Amid mounting calls by scientists for the Smithsonian Institution to cancel a planned exhibition of Chinese artifacts salvaged from a shipwreck, the institution will hold a meeting on Monday afternoon to hear from critics. [Read here]

Urban anthropologist to speak on future of Ground Zero
First envisioned as memorial site for those who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, Ground Zero has become a blueprint of contentious debate, an emotional battleground where groups from opposing views continue to spar for what they feel should become of the sacred square. [Read here]

Hearst Foundations Announce $1 Million in Grants
Fifteen California nonprofits dedicated to areas such as education, health and the arts have received grants totaling more than $1 million from the Hearst Foundations in New York. … The other Bay Area recipient was UC Berkeley, granted $190,000 for a study to build a new home for the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. [Read here]

UA Tree-Ring Lab to Get New Home
After 75 years in “temporary quarters” under the University of Arizona’s football stadium, the world’s first laboratory dedicated to tree-ring research will have a new home. [Read here]

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