|Roger Petersen, Dr. Barbara Petersen, Dr. Alan Kaiser|
A highlight of the 25-year celebration at May House on February 20th, 2015 was having as guest of honor the daughter of UE professor emerita Mary Ellingson, Dr. Barbara Petersen and her husband Roger Petersen. Mary Ellingson is the subject of Dr. Alan Kaiser’s book Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them. Barbara, who lives in New York, talked to Dr. Kaiser over the course of his book writing but the two had never met. At the event Barbara was overjoyed to finally see the book about her mother in print and to meet the author in person. Barbara and Roger spent the evening talking to students and alumni and by the end of the night they were very impressed with all that they learned about the department.