Subject: Please help support the ACMS

Dr. Julia Clark, a recent graduate from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected as the ACMS Cultural Heritage Program (CHP) coordinator. Dr. Clark has been conducting archaeological fieldwork in Mongolia annually since 2007.
Dear Friend of the ACMS,

What a year! In 2015 the ACMS continued to expand programs to support academic exchange and understanding between Mongolia and the worldwide academic community. We continued to build the field of Mongolian Studies by providing field research and language fellowships to 10 emerging scholars, by donating over 50,000 books to Mongolian schools and libraries through the Books for Mongolia program, and through our regular academic events in Mongolia and North America.
Two recent major projects highlight our growth in Mongolia and the US. First, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, we launched our Cultural Heritage Program (CHP) led by Dr. Julia Clark, who joined Marc Tasse at our Ulaanbaatar office in October. Second, the ACMS was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to host a 4-week Summer Institute on Modern Mongolia at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2016.

Please consider helping the ACMS maintain its momentum into 2016 and beyond with a year-end donation.
Summer 2014 Field Research Fellow Chris Free inspecting discarded illegal fishing nets at Lake Hovsgol. Chris found that illegal fishing of the endangered Hovsgol greyling was widespread. More information on Chris's findings can be found at his blog.
We need your support to continue to grow. We want to highlight three critical areas of need:

First, please support ACMS efforts to provide books to Mongolia, through our Books for Mongolia Program and the ACMS Research Library. Your monetary donation will allow the ACMS to buy and distribute critical scholarship that is unavailable in Mongolia, helping local scholars build a foundation for future success.

Second, consider donating your own book collection or specific volumes to the ACMS for use in Mongolia. We will organize shipment to Mongolia and insure the books are placed in an appropriate collection. Contact the ACMS office for more information.

Third, your donations will allow us to expand our academic fellowship programs. We are seeking to raise $20,000 in 2015-16 to endow a fellowship position for emerging Mongolian and international scholars.
A private intensive Mongolian language class at the ACMS
We thank you for your past support, and we look forward to seeing you at an ACMS event in 2016! In addition to cash or book donations, you can also support the ACMS with your membership renewal (which you can do online or by mail by following this link), or by shopping via AmazonSmile.

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in 2016 and beyond! Thank you in advance.

ACMS 2015-16: We are here to help you achieve your goals in Mongolia!

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