The department encourages undergraduate majors to sign up for the Albert Suskin Prize in Latin and the Eben Alexander, Sr. Prize in Greek. Students may do so in Murphey 212 or by emailing Kim Miles at kmilesATemailDOTuncDOTedu.
The Suskin Prize of $1,000 is given to the undergraduate student who exhibits the best ability to understand and translate Latin poetry at sight. The exam will be 4-6 p.m. Mon., Feb. 10 in Murphey Hall 304.
The Alexander Prize of $500 is given to undergraduate who delivers the best English translations of selected Greek passages. The faculty will judge this examination, which will be held 4-6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7 in Murphey Hall 304.
The prizes are named in honor of two prominent professors in the department’s history. Prof. Suskin was a professor of Latin and chair of teh department until his death in 1965. Prof. Alexander was a professor of Greek language and literature during the turn of the 20th century. He played a critical role in developing UNC into the research institution it is today.