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Salvaging Mongolia’s Stolen History: Looting, Conservation, and 800 Year Old Butter | Dr. Julia Clark

Abstract: During the 2019 summer field season, a team of international researchers led by archaeologists Dr. Julia Clark and Dr. J. Bayarsaikhan worked tirelessly in challenging conditions to salvage what they could from a looted cemetery in northern Mongolia. A series of ridges containing over 70 Mongol era (roughly 600-800 years ago) burials had been …

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Rethinking of Mongolian History: Mongolian National Revolution of 1911 and The Last Emperor of Mongolia, VIII Bogdo Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu | Prof. Batsaikhan Ookhnoi

In his lecture, Professor Batsaikhan Ookhnoi reconsiders the role of the 8th Jebtsundamba – in rough terms, the Mongolian equivalent of Tibet’s Dalai Lama at the time – in engineering the national independence of Mongolia from the Qing Empire in 1911. The facts and interpretation of this event are particularly important since, as asserted in …

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Air Pollution, Fetal Growth, and Early Childhood Development: An Update from the UGAAR study

Abstract: Evidence gathered over the past several decades leaves little doubt that air pollution is major threat to the health of children and adults around the world.  More recently, studies have suggested that the negative impacts of air pollution may begin even before birth and that air pollution can affect nearly every system in the …

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Early Contemporary Art in Post-Soviet Mongolia: Where is Green Horse Galloping now?

ACMS Speaker Series with Dr. Tsendpurev Tsegmid Abstract: Dr Tsegmid presents the collective work of the Green Horse Society (1990-2002), pioneers of contemporary art in post-Soviet Mongolia. The academic lecture is the first public introduction of the society based on the article published in the peer reviewed journal produced by the Afterall Research Centre of …

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Building the Mongolian Cultural Heritage in the Virtual Reality

ACMS Speaker Series with Zev Digital Museum  Building the Mongolian Cultural Heritage in the Virtual Reality The Zev Digital Museum develops immersive experiences to promote the Mongolian history and cultural heritage in a unique and interesting way, using the Virtual and Augmented Reality technology. Virtual Reality (VR) allows its user to travel the simulated virtual …

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Collaboration between MUST Geology School and U.S. Universities

The School of Geology at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) has a long-standing tradition of cooperation with western universities, particularly with American universities since 1991. At the time when Mongolia shifted to democracy, the cultural, educational and scientific exchanges were widened with western counterparts. Here we will name Dr. Dan McKenzie and …

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ACMS Speaker Series 2020 – Deciphering Dinosaur Growth

Synopsis After the pioneering reconnaissance by the Central Asiatic Expedition led by Roy Chapman Andrews, the dinosaur fossils from Mongolia has been studied intensely by many researchers from various countries including very own Mongolians. An abundance of herbivorous dinosaur fossils from the Mongolian Cretaceous formations widens our view of the dinosaur physiology and behavior of …

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ACMS Speaker Series with Daniel Miller – What is the Future for Mongolia’s Rangelands and Herders?

Synopsis: About 75 percent of Mongolia is classified as grazing-land; ranging from desert to steppe to alpine meadows which provide forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife and deliver important watershed functions. Mongolia has a long history of livestock grazing; large mound graves and “deer stones”, constructed 3,000 years ago by early nomads are evidence of …

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER MONGOLIA’S DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION: HAS DEMOCRACY DELIVERED FOR ALL?

Thirty years after the fall of communism and the transition to democracy in Mongolia, fears of potential democratic backsliding in the country have begun to surface, especially in a region where authoritarian influence looms large. The Mongolian government has failed to address critical issues such as increasing socioeconomic inequality and corruption, while the country’s political …

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Renewable Energy in Mongolia and Summer Field School opportunities in Mongolia

With its vast steppes and blue skies Mongolia has the potential to tap its abundant solar and wind resources to provide clean power both domestically and to regional countries such as Japan, Korea and China. Mongolia has three potential markets for renewable energy: off-grid applications to supply nomadic herders in rural areas; on grid applications …

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ACMS Virtual Speaker Series – Thirty years after Mongolia’s democratic revolution: A vicious cycle?

ACMS is pleased to announce we are organizing a virtual Speaker Series on YouTube! Tune in LIVE for our next Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:30AM (GMT+8)/)/ Monday, April 27th at 9:30PM (EDT) on our YouTube Channel (youtube.com/c/acmsmongolia). By tuning in live, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly from the …

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From Data Stories to Dashboards: Experiences from a Data Scientist in Mongolia | Robert Ritz

American Corner, UB Public Library Ulaanbaatar

  Abstract: Doing data science in Mongolia has its own unique challenges and opportunities. Robert created Mongolian Data Stories, a Medium Publication, in 2017 to tell Mongolia's story in data. Since then, Robert has used data science to analyze air pollution, election data, and more in Mongolia. Robert believes that data science can be used …

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