On October 1, Social Reactors Project researcher Scott Ortman was appointed the inaugural director of the Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The center will be housed within the Institute of Behavioral Science, an interdisciplinary social science institute committed to advancing knowledge of society's most pressing challenges, and to pursuing solutions to those challenges through innovative and interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement in the world. The center will work in partnership with the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis, a private organization whose mission is to foster synthesis in archaeology to expand knowledge and benefit society. CfAS and the CCSA were first envisioned in an article in PNAS following an advanced seminar held at the School for Advanced Research in 2017. For more information, read the official announcement from CU Boulder here.