Shawn Turner, Natalie Tsottles, and Mitch Corwin all received travel awards from the Center for the Humanities. Shawn will hold an internship at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy where he will teach a Humanities course and will otherwise help out with the teaching of Latin and the mentoring of students. Natalie is headed to "Rusticatio", a two-week long program in spoken Latin and pedagogy hosted by the North American Institute for Living Latin Studies where she and others will develop their skills at spoken Latin and share techniques for bringing spoken Latin into the classroom. Mitch will be traveling to Athens to participate in the summer program of the American School of Classical Studies in Greece. While there he will tour the major sites of Greece with a group of senior undergraduates, graduate students and college professors. The tour is led by a senior scholar and includes on-site and in-museum reports and lectures by various specialists in Greek antiquities.
Senior Sidney Christman, a Classics major with a History minor, won first place in the Arts and Humanities Oral Presentation Division of the 14th Annual Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium for her talk on "The Forms and Functions of Smiling in Homer's Iliad". In the Fall, Sidney will be heading to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to pursue a master's degree in Classics.
Congratulations to our many Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Garrett Cardillo, Sidney Christman, Sarah Haley, Grace Marconi, Kacie Plants, Maggie Tighe, Anthony Vitti, and Mitch Corwin.
Junior Elly Girbach, a Classical Civilizations major with a Gender Studies minor, has been awarded a Summer Research Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities to study the representation of women on the ancient Greek stage in a project entitled "Scheming Women and Feminine Plots: The Portrayal of Female Strategy in Greek Drama".
Kudos to Classical Civilization Major Maggie Tighe ’13, who was accepted to her first-choice law school, Georgetown.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Jacobson has joined us as a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Greek drama; read more here
This semester, Dr Thomas McCreight spearheads the Classics Department's first service learning course, a Latin 124 course whose students tutor at St Ignatius; read more here!
Kudos to Classics/Political Science double major Garrett Cardillo for winning a prestigious summer internship with the New York DA!
We congratulate Classics/English double major Lauren Hallman for winning the President's Writing Prize with her essay "Stage Fright."
Senior Gavin Blasdel spent the summer doing preliminary research for his senior honors thesis while working on his paper “Misunderstanding and Miscalculation: Roman Administration, Policy, and Attitudes in Judaea, 63 BC–70 AD.” Gavin won a competitive grant from the Loyola Center for the Humanities to support his work.
Joint classical civilization and history major Sidney Christman spent the summer working as an intern at the Maryland Historical Society. Sidney won a competitive grant from the Loyola Center for the Humanities to support her work.
Sarah Haley, a double major in biology and classical civilization, spent the summer in Greece attending the American College of Thessaloniki where she took courses in modern Greek and ancient Greek art. A competitive grant from the Loyola Center for the Humanities funded her travel.
We also congratulate this year's award winners:
- Gavin Blasdel–Award for Outstanding Junior-year Achievement in Classics
- Sidney Christman–Award for Outstanding Sophomore-year Achievement in Classical Civilization
- Kacie Plants–Award for Outstanding Sophomore-year Achievement in Classical Civilization
- Elly Girbach–Award for Outstanding Freshman-year Achievement in Classics
Finally, many congratulations to this year's Eta Sigma Phi inductees!
- Samantha Prefontaine ‘12
- Brittany Shalloo ‘12
- Garrett Cardillo ‘13
- Sidney Christman ‘13
- Sarah Haley ‘13
- Grace Marconi ‘13
- Mark Muth ‘13
- Jessica Schenck ‘13
- Margaret Tighe ‘13
- Anthony Vitti ‘13
The department welcomes new Assistant Professor Nandini B. Pandey. Stop by her office in HUM 323 and say hello!
We thank Dr. Amanda Regan for a successful 2010-11 academic year and wish her well in her new position.
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