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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

GERHARD KOEPPEL

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

BARAGWANATH PRIZED FOR SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENT

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

O’HARA RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

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

BARAGAWANATH WINS VON HUMBOLDT FELLOWSHIP

August 28, 2013

Emily Baragwanath has captured an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship that will enable her to research at Germany’s University of Heidelberg for over a year. “I am very excited and honored to have received a Humboldt Fellowship,” Prof. Baragwanath said. “It … Read more

AZORIA BEST SITE: AIA

August 28, 2013

Donald Haggis garnered the Archaeological Institute of America’s Best Practices in Site Preservation Award for the Azoria Project in Crete, Greece. Co-director Margaret Mook and Prof. Haggis work with local specialists to preserve the site as they excavate, creating a … Read more

NEH PRIZES HAGGIS’S AZORIA PROJECT

August 9, 2013

Donald Haggis was recently awarded a three-year Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, entitled “The Azoria Project Excavations: A Study of Urbanization on Crete, 700-500 B.C.” The award of $250,000 constitutes a significant contribution to on-going … Read more

S. JAMES’S NEH SUMMER INSTITUTE: ROMAN COMEDY NOW ONLINE

August 9, 2013

Clever slaves, braggart soldiers and cooks, enticing courtesans, and shouting fathers from ancient times are now on YouTube. The product of Sharon James’s National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Roman Comedy in Performance, these experimental videos will serve as teaching … Read more

CHOICE CHOOSES S. JAMES’S COMPANION

August 9, 2013

The library journal Choice has selected Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon‘s A Companion to Women in the Ancient World as an one of its Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012 in Ancient History. “Choice grants this award to fewer than … Read more