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Dr. Sarah Parcak, Egyptologist and 2016 TED Winner

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Dr. Sarah Parcak, Egyptologist and 2016 TED Winner Reply with quote

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2016 TED Winner

The 2016 TED Prize winner is none other than our own Dr. Sarah Parcak! This is huge news for Sarah, Birmingham, and the world. She has a creative vision to spark global change, and will share her wish at TED2016 in February.

The TED Prize is awarded annually to a leader with a fresh, bold vision for sparking global change. The TED Prize winner receives $1,000,000 — and the TED community’s wide range of resources and expertise — to make their dream become a reality.

Dr. Sarah Parcak is an archaeologist and Egyptologist, and specializes in making the invisible past visible using 21st-century satellite technology. She founded and directs the Laboratory for Global Observation at UAB, and is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a TED Senior Fellow.

A previous talk from Dr. Parcak on the TED website.

On February 16, at the TED2016 conference, Sarah will share an audacious wish for the world to allow curious minds everywhere to play a part in preserving our global heritage. Her TED Talk will be livestreamed for free to the world, and posted on TED.com soon after. From there, TED’s global community of innovators, entrepreneurs and TEDx organizers will hop in, helping the wish come true.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Here's wishing a hearty congratulations to Dr. Parcak!
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Katherine Griffis-Greenberg

Doctoral Candidate
Oriental Institute
Oriental Studies
Doctoral Programme [Egyptology]
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

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