It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Diskin Clay (PhD '67), who was one of the first recipients of a PhD from this department in the early years of the graduate program. Diskin was a towering and much respected figure in our field. Up until his retirement in 2008 he was R.J.R. Nabisco Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. He had a long and distinguished academic career, and will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him. For details on his life and career, please click ... Read more
We're a tad late in reporting this happy news, but Brad Cook (PhD '96 and an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Mississippi) was named the winner of the Rhetorica Prize for his article 'Swift-boating in Antiquity: Rhetorical Framing of the Good Citizen in Fourth-Century Athens', published in Rhetorica 30.3 (2012). The $1,000 prize, awarded at the Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric held last July in Chicago, honors the best essay published in volumes 29 and 30 of Rhetorica. Congratulations to Brad for this... Read more
City Living recently published a very thoughtful article by Sarah Radmer (UW BA '13 in Communication and Journalism) entitled 'Old-School Classics -- Are traditional electives disappearing from classrooms to make way for STEM, Common Core?'. Among other things, the article highlights the work by Cilla Scofield (MA '97 in Classics), the Latin teacher at Roosevelt High School (which participates in the UW in the High School Latin program run by Professor... Read more
We are both pleased and proud to report that Kathleen Noll has been named the 2014 Dean's Medalist in Social Sciences. Kathleen, who just graduated this spring with a double major in History and Latin (and Honors in both disciplines), is headed to graduate school in History at Northwestern University, where she intends to continue her work in medieval history. For more information on Kathleen and her achievements click here to read the recent Perspectives article about her.
We are pleased to report that the University of California Press has published an updated edition of Jim Clauss' and Dan Harmon's splendid translation of Filippo Coarelli's Rome and Environ: An Archaeological Guide. This translation has made this seminal work accessible in English to all those interested in Rome and Roman topopgraphy. The updated edition contains an extensive bibliography and, in addition, the maps and site plans, prepared by emeritus Professor Pierre MacKay and Jerry Clauss, have been fully cleaned up and corrected from the original publications. Click... Read more
We are delighted to report that Professor Sarah Levin-Richardson, who will be joining the faculty in the Department of Classics this coming fall, has been awarded a 2014-15 Rome Prize to the American Academy in Rome. One of the most prestigious awards of its kind, the Rome Prize is awarded annually "to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities." To read more about the Prize and this year's recipients, including Sarah, please click here and... Read more
We are very pleased to report that Brandi Boseovski (BA '12 in Latin) has been awarded a Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award from the American Philological Society. The award will allow Brandi, a Latin teacher at Edmonds Heights K-12 School, to continue to enhance and hone her teaching skills. She has been working closely with Professor Catherine Connors, and is currently enrolled in Cathy's Latin 475 (Improvement of Teaching Latin). Click here to read details of the award.
Not that you need any encouragement to read Professor Ruby Blondell's superb Helen of Troy (Oxford 2013), but if you do, you might want to read Emily Wilson's recent, glowing review in the New Republic. Click here to read it.
On April 22, 2014, the Daily published a fine article (written by Daily reporter Megan Herndon) about Professor Cathy Connors' remarkable work to promote the study of Latin in regional high schools through the UW Latin in the High School, a program run through the UW in the High School. To read the full article, click here; and to read more about the UW in the High School program, click here.