When the Academy’s alums last week kicked off the new decade with a poolside party in Anaheim California, somehow the distance to Rome seemed a little bit less than the actual 10200 kilometers. The occasion? The 111th Joint Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association. Over 70 alumni/ae, affiliates, and friends of the Academy attended the Thursday 7 January reception—a blend of Mediterranean and So Cal flavors, complete with mariachi band.
Organizing the event for the American Academy in Rome and its Society of Fellows were SOF Council members Michael Gruber FAAR’96, who also delivered the Los Angeles group of the SOF, and Joanne Spurza FAAR’88. The reception immediately followed the annual business meeting of the Advisory Council of the School of Classical Studies of the AAR, and that of the Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome.