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OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATES

August 28, 2013

Murphey Hall continues to be home for a number of accomplished undergraduates. Rachel Mazzara has published a translation of Catullus poem 51 in the Denison University undergraduate Classics journal, Ephemeris. Rachel’s project was born as writing assignment in Ted Gellar-Goad’s … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

HERINGTON PRIZES AWARDED

August 9, 2013

We congratulate the winners of our annual Herington Prize in Latin and Greek poetry performance for the fall 2012. Undergraduates Heather Swanson and Caitlin Hines respectively impressed the departmental judges with their Latin and Greek readings, and Zack Rider bested … Continued

CLASSICS MAJORS INDUCTED INTO PHI BETA KAPPA

August 9, 2013

We would like to congratulate Matthew Cooper and Rebekah Rust for their initiation into Alpha of the North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Matthew and Rebekah join their fellow majors, Caitlin Hines, Rachel Mazzara, and Henry Ross, who were … Continued

S. JAMES AWARDED FRIDAY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

August 9, 2013

In the spring of 2013 Sharon L. James garnered the University’s William C. Friday and Class of 1986 Award for Excellence in Teaching. The University gives only one Friday award annually to a faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching. It … Continued

UNDERGRADUATE HENRY ROSS NAMED LUCE SCHOLAR

May 6, 2013

Henry Ross, a senior Classics major with a minor in biology and a Morehead-Cain Scholar, has been awarded a competitive fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation to live and learn in Asia for a year after he graduates this spring. … Continued