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July 5, 2019
We are proud to announce that our graduate student Anna Simas has won a prestigious dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She will use their generous support to complete her dissertation on the figure of Clytemnestra in ancient Greek texts and visual sources. You can see her profile on the AAUW website here.
Prof. Sarah Stroup
April 24, 2019
In 2014, Classics Professor Sarah Stroup created a new course focused on STEM subjects in antiquity (CLAS 314). The course approaches the scientific, technological, engineering, mathematical, and medical advances of the ancient Greeks and Romans not just through readings and lectures but also through weekly sessions at the CoMotion MakerSpace in Fluke Hall, where the students, in teams of five, research, plan, and build an actual piece of ancient technology.  The list is an impressive one (as... Read more
Professor James Clauss
April 19, 2019
Our very own Professor Clauss has been featured in 'F... Read more
Grecia Leal Pardo
June 16, 2019
We are delighted to report that Grecia Leal Pardo (BA Classics and Drama, '19) has been named a Dean's Medallist (Arts Division).  Please read more about this extraordinary student and her achievements HERE.  
OMA&D Rome Program 2019
June 12, 2019
In 1995 the Department of Classics partnered with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) to create a 10 day foreign study program for students who entered the University of Washington through the Educational Opportunity Program. The program celebrated its 24th birthday this Spring, when 12 students, led by Classics Professor James Clauss, were introduced to the Eternal City. The program is subsidized by the Department of Classics, OMA&D, the Office of the Provost, and... Read more
May 31, 2019
At the end of December 2018, undergraduate Classics major Rose Bugel-Shunra (BA '19) traveled to Paris to participate in the 'Living Latin in Paris' program sponsored by the Paideia Institute.  She was supported in this endeavor by an award from the Classics Student Travel Endowment Fund, which allows us to provide substantial financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to cover travel costs and more in... Read more
Dr. Yurie Hong
February 16, 2019
Readers of this space should take a moment to read this inspiring profile of Yurie Hong (PhD '07), an Associate Professor of Classics and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College.  Please click HERE.
Zoé Thomas
February 11, 2019
Distinguished alum Zoé Thomas (BA '16, Classics) has written a splendid blog describing her experience as a first-year Classical Archaeology track PhD student in the Department of Classics of the University of Texas at Austin.  Click... Read more
portrait of Muditha Dharmasiri
February 3, 2019
Muditha Dharmasiri sends greetings from from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, where she is a Lecturer in the Department of Classical Languages. Muditha, who earned an MA in Classics at UW as holder of a Fulbright Masters Student Award (2016-17), is teaching Latin in Spring '19 and writes "I learned a lot of skills about teaching a language from UW." She has been featured in a new ... Read more
Brad Cook
January 14, 2019
We are pleased to report that Brad Cook (PhD '96) has been named the University of Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year.  Here's a posting about the recognition on the Ole Miss Liberal Arts Facebook page:  https://www.... Read more