Brian McPhee receives Arthur Ross Rome Prize

April 22, 2019

Congratulations to Brian McPhee, one of our graduate students, for winning the Arthur Ross Rome Prize. The American Academy in Rome presents these fellowships to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. For 2019-2020, Rome Prizes … Continued

Professor Gates-Foster’s comments featured in USA Today

February 7, 2019

Jennifer Gates-Foster, assistant professor of the Classics department, gave commentary about Egyptian archaeologists’ recent discovery of more than 40 mummies. USA Today’s article details more about the discovery of the remains found in Minya, a province roughly 150 miles south … Continued

G. Kenneth Sams, 1943 – 2018

October 1, 2018

We are sad to announce that G. Kenneth Sams, for many years a valued member of our department, passed away on September 17th.  His long-time friend and colleague Mary Sturgeon writes: Ken Sams was a good friend and an excellent … Continued

Sophomore Ashley Choo-Hen receives Manson A. Stewart Award

April 27, 2018

Classics major Ashley Choo-Hen has been named a winner of the Manson A. Stewart Undergraduate Award for outstanding young Classicists.  The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) presents the award to a limited number of Classics majors … Continued

Bob Babcock named recipient of UNC Teaching Award

April 27, 2018

Professor Robert Babcock has received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  Each year, five faculty members from across the university receive the award, established to “recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students.”  … Continued

Philip Wilson receives Lionel Pearson Fellowship

April 27, 2018

Senior Classics major Philip Wilson has received the Lionel Pearson Fellowship, a major award from the Society of Classical Studies.  The fellowship awards up to $24,000 for post-graduate study in Classics at an English or Scottish university.  It is open … Continued