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Karsten initiated into PBK

November 26, 2013

Senior Alex Karsten was inducted into Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Nov. 25. We congratulate the Classics major for joining a good company of Classics undergraduates inducted into the order. We congratulate Alex for achieving this … Read more

Department Seeks Assistant Professor in Greek Prose

October 3, 2013

The Department of Classics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an assistant professor in Greek prose for a tenure-track appointment. The area of specialization is open, but we especially … Read more

Mike Taylor, 1947-2013

October 1, 2013

We regret to announce that Michael W. Taylor, an alumnus and friend of the department, passed away the morning of Sept. 29, 2013. During his long association with the department, he was known for his great contributions to the field … Read more

Henry Immerwahr, 1916-2013

September 27, 2013

We are saddened to share that Henry Rudolph Immerwahr, emeritus professor, passed away on Sept. 15, 2013. Prof. Immerwahr’s colleagues and former students remember the international scholar for his innovative intellect and sociable and patient personality. Memorial services will be … Read more

Babcock Launches ‘The Well-Laden Ship’

September 18, 2013

Robert Babcock‘s recent publication, The Well-Laden Ship, charts new territory as the first translation of the early eleventh-century Latin poem that taught young students not to “look a gift horse in the mouth.” Originally compiled by Egbert of Liège, the poem … Read more


September 6, 2013

Oct. 30, 1936 to Dec. 20, 2012 We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gerhard Koeppel, professor emeritus. During his decades in the department, Dr. Koeppel’s kindness left an indelible mark on Classical archaeology and his students and colleagues. … Read more


August 29, 2013

We congratulate Emily Baragwanath for winning the 2013 Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. “What a tremendous surprise and delight it was to be awarded this prize,” Baragwanath exclaimed by email. The University awards just four … Read more


August 28, 2013

The Graduate School recently recognized Elizabeth Robinson, PhD ’13, for her many academic achievements and research experience in Italy. Robinson, a member of The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, spent the last four years researching her dissertation on the … Read more


August 28, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee recognized James J. O’Hara for  providing outstanding undergraduate instruction. Since 1989, the committee has recognized select faculty and teaching assistants who “on the basis of demonstrated … Read more