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'Return to the Cave of Letters'
Wins National Award 

MAILED: May 14, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  A documentary about a 1999 research expedition that included a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire geography professor has received a national award.
         "Return to the Cave of Letters" was selected as a finalist in the 23rd annual Telly Awards competition. The program and its 60-second promotional spot each were honored with a bronze Telly.
         Dr. Harry Jol, associate professor of geography at UW-Eau Claire, and scientists from throughout the world joined a University of Nebraska at Omaha research team in 1999 on the expedition to Qumran, Israel, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. The research team's mission was to conduct excavations to gain more knowledge of the area surrounding the site of the scrolls.
         Jol's role in the expedition was to use ground penetrating radar to help archaeologists locate objects buried in the ground. UW-Eau Claire is one of the premier ground penetrating radar research institutes in the world.
         The Telly Awards is a national competition recognizing non-network and cable television commercials, film and video productions, and non-network programming. A panel of more than 20 professionals from agencies, television stations, production houses and corporate video departments throughout the United States, judge the awards competition. There were more than 11,000 entries for this year's competition.

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Updated: May 14, 2002