Chemistry faculty Valerie Walters and Kara Breuer, along with Fr. Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C., and Andrea Nelin-Roth, development, have just completed a four-week Archaeology Field School in Alcúdia, Spain, in collaboration with the Consortium of the Roman City of Pollentia and its directors, Miguel Cao Ontiveros and Esther Chávez Álvarez. This UP faculty and staff team, along with Julio de Paula, chemistry, Lewis & Clark, accompanied five UP students, two high-school students, and two volunteers in the excavation of the Roman ruins, archaeometric analysis of artifacts, and spectroscopic studies of a fifteenth century altar triptych housed at the Sant Jaume Church Museum in Alcúdia.
On-campus collaboration and support has been provided by Fr. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., and Ronda Bard, chemistry. The UP students include Kevin Jones, chemistry and electrical engineering; Cesar Cornejo, chemistry; Triona Matheson, chemistry and Spanish; Riley McCammon, chemistry; and Jonathan Wiley, environmental ethics and policy.