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February 2023

Eben Alexander Prize in Greek

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 304 Chapel Hill, NC + Google Map

The oldest student prize at Carolina, this award was established in 1887 by the family of Dr. Eben Alexander, Professor of Greek in the Department from 1886 to 1909.  A prize of $500 is presented annually to the undergraduate student who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Classics, presents the best rendering into English of selected passages of Greek not previously read.  Also, a Chancellor’s Award Ceremony is usually in April.  Students compete for the prize…

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The Albert Suskin Prize in Latin

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Murphey 304 Chapel Hill, NC + Google Map

The Suskin Prize is in memory of Albert I. Suskin, first a student in the Department and then, starting in 1936, a faculty member and lastly Chair from 1960 until his death in 1965. The prize, established in 1966 by his friends and colleagues, is offered to the undergraduate student who shows the best ability to understand Latin poetry and to translate selected passages at sight. It brings an award of $1,000, with a Chancellor’s Award Ceremony usually in April.…

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