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Let us know what is going on with you and see what others are up to. Leave a comment at the bottom or email us at classics-webATuncDOTedu to share career changes or accomplishments, family additions, or anything else you have been doing since graduating. We encourage recent Ph.D. graduates especially to let us know about their career developments. Unless otherwise indicated on the form, submissions will be considered for publication on this website or in the departmental newsletter.

Jeffrey Beneker

I published my book The Passionate Statesman: Eros and Politics in Plutarch’s Lives in May 2012, with Oxford University Press. jbeneker@wisc.edu

Christopher Brunelle

Mostly Ovid these days: a textbook on Ars 3 coming out with Oxford, and the whole Ars now has the translation it deserves–into limericks: http://wp.stolaf.edu/blog/unveiling-the-worlds-first-limerepic/

brunelle@stolaf.edu

Louis Hinckley

Quick summary: Married Edward McCarthy in 2002; Retired from USM in 2002 after 30+ years of teaching L & G in all possible forms; moved to Vienna, Maine (from near Portland where I taught) in 2008. Still writing and singing and playing (guitar, banjo, dulcimer, and piano for our local Grange), in between shredding things (books, pictures, ‘extras’) and caregiving (family member)… would like to hear from people of my “era” (or others!) May your year hold only – or mostly – pleasant surprises! lois@hinckley.com

Lora Holland

No news on the personal front, but in academic life I am (mostly) enjoying my first stint as Chair of the Classics Department at UNC Asheville. For the past several summers I have been getting into archaeological field and lab work while working on religious ritual at the Etrusco-Roman site of Cetamura del Chianti, directed by UNC alum Nancy de Grummond (FSU). lholland@unca.edu

Michelle Hopkins Lawrence

After working with high school students for several years, I’m back to working with college students again, but it’s not in Latin. I wanted to work part-time while my children are in elementary school. I was lucky enough to find a job with Wake Forest University’s student-athlete services. I tutor athletes in history and study skills. I often miss teaching Latin, but I hope to work in a high school again once Aaron and Lillian are older. For now I’m very much enjoying our new home in Winston Salem where we have decided to stay and raise the kids. mhopkins@alumni.princeton.edu

Kristina Killgrove

In August 2012, I started a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida in sunny, sandy Pensacola, FL. My dissertation on human skeletons from Imperial Rome is coming out as a series of articles, with three already in press (Journal of Roman Archaeology S78:157-174, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32:28-38, and Post-classical Archaeologies 3:41-62). killgrove@uwf.edu

John Kirby

Continues his work building a brand-new classics department at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Very few people get to found a department in the course of their career, let alone two, so he sees this as an enormous honor. coraxjk@gmail.com

Hans-Friedrich Mueller

Hans-Friedrich Mueller, PhD ’94, who continues to serve as the William D. Williams Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department at Union College in Schenectady, New York, has added a title: Chair of the American Philological Association’s Advisory Committee to the American Office of L’Année Philologique. This office imposes upon him the duty of attending, as a representative of the APA, the annual meetings of the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, which take place each autumn in Paris. Jean-Frédéric (as he now prefers to style himself) reports that this bullet, taken on behalf of all North American classicists, agrees with him rather well. muellerh@union.edu

Sydnor Roy

Sydnor Roy shares a picture of her son Oscar with his favorite stuffed animal.

Alumna Sydnor Roy’s son, Oscar, snuggles with his stuffed elephant. Oscar was born spring 2013.

I wanted to give you an update of how I’m doing these days. I am just about to start a visiting position at Haverford College; my book Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources in Translation is set to come out next month, and, perhaps most importantly, I had a baby! He arrived on April 16 — he was due in June but chose to come a bit early! Oscar (pictured right) had to stay in the hospital for a while because he was premature, but he has been home for three months and now weighs a grand 13 lbs, 6 oz! He sleeps through the night, coos and smiles, and doesn’t seem to get too mad when his mom and dad read him Latin and Greek. — August 22, 2013

Robert Sutton

I retired early this year from IUPUI (with an attractive financial incentive from the university) after Susan got a job as senior adviser to the President for International Initiatives at Bryn Mawr College, and we moved to the Philadelphia Main Line this fall. I am keeping busy trying to finish up my research commitments to several projects and have just undertaken the presidency of the local AIA chapter and continue to teach an early summer course in Athens with CYA, which has attracted several Tarheels, though none from the department, I believe. Susan and I continue sharing the job of secretary-treasurer of the Alumni/ae Association of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, a job that keeps me in touch with many old friends and colleagues. rfsutton@iupui.edu

Jim Yavenditti

I’m still working at St. Luke’s School, a grades 5-12 day school in New Canaan, CT (www.stlukesct.org). I currently teach one Latin class (a lot of Ovid and some Horace) and serve as the Head of Upper School. I’m especially enjoying life with my wife, Beth, who also works at the school, and our two children, Anna Katherine (5 y.o.) and Will (1 y.o.). I hope all is going well in Murphey Hall! jyavenditti@gmail.com

Donald Yates

Thank you for the new edition of Tabulae. I didn’t realize Berthe Marti had a Wiki page. She was my “Doctor Mutter” and I was, I think, her last dissertation student in 1979. I added some anecdotes about her to the Wiki page others may enjoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthe_Marti. dpy@dnaconsultants.com