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Professor Jennifer Ebbeler Awarded Tenure

The Department is very pleased to announce that Jennifer Ebbeler has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure, effective September 1, 2009.

Thu, Dec 18, 2008

UT Classics AIA/APA Party!

All UT Classicists, current, past and future are cordially invited!

Thu, Dec 18, 2008

Our UT Classics party at the AIA/APA meetings will be on Saturday, January 10, 2009, 9 to 11 p.m. in Room 402 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Call 512 471 5742 if you have questions

Dhananjay Jagannathan Awarded Marshall Scholarship

Sat, Nov 15, 2008

Huzzahs all round to Dhananjay Jagannathan (Plan II senior), who has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in England next year.

Phantoms of the Deep: Archaeologists Find Graveyard of Ancient Shipwrecks in the Black Sea

PhD candidate Dan Davis assists Robert Ballard

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

"Archaeologists have long-suspected the unique composition of the Black Sea held the promise of a perfectly preserved graveyard of shipwrecks, due to the lack of oxygen in the sea's dead zone," says Dan Davis, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classics and research assistant with the Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICA) at UT Austin. -- Read the full story, with more photos, at the UT Home Page! --Phantoms of the Deep

Central Texas Classics Calendar Posts Events at UT Austin, Trinity Univ., and Beyond

Google Calendar invites subscriptions

Wed, Oct 22, 2008

The Central Texas Classics Calendar aims to include all lectures and events related to the ancient Mediterranean in central Texas, broadly defined. Using the universally accessible Google calendar format, it is available for on-line or desktop subscription!

Dies Natalis Recitatioque Vergilii

Vergil's Birthday and Recitations

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

October 15th is the birthdate of Rome's most famous poet - Vergil.
UT Classics could not let such an auspicious event go unsung (or at least, unrecited ...)
Many thanks to everyone who recited, read, or attended for making the event a success!

The $1000 Apostrophe

Grammar and a hefty donation to the Classics Library

Tue, Aug 26, 2008

Alexandra Bullard wins CAMWS Teaching Award

Tue, Jul 8, 2008

Hats off to Classics major and UTeach student Alexandra Bullard who has won a Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award from the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (aka CAMWS).

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South sponsors two Manson A. Stewart Awards for primary-, middle-, and secondary-school teachers. Teacher Training Awards are designed to provide some financial assistance to those who wish to obtain certification to teach Latin at the primary through the secondary level, whether the specific courses are needed in Latin or in Education.

Alexandra joins the estimable ranks of recent Classics alumni Christina Skelton (2008) and Jason Nethercut (2004), who each won Manson A. Stewart Scholarships from CAMWS.

Two Professors Join the Ranks of Emeritae

Wed, Jun 25, 2008

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Ingrid Edlund-Berry, upon her retirement at the end of the summer, will remain here as Professor Emerita of Classics, and Professor Cynthia Shelmerdine, who is also retiring at the end of the summer, will be the Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor Emerita of Classics.

With great sadness we announce the death of John Quinn, PhD 1994

Mon, Jun 23, 2008

We send our heartfelt condolences to John's family and friends as they cope with this shocking and tragic loss.

National Geographic TV special Sun, June 8 features grad student's project

Dan Davis with Robert Ballard in the Black Sea

Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Dan writes from Ierapetra, Crete: "This Sunday night, National Geographic will air a 1-hour special called "Ghost Ships of the Black Sea," which they shot last summer. It's about a project I've been involved with in the Black Sea using hi-tech vehicles to remotely excavate shipwrecks, and for the first time! Ground breaking stuff. I think people will enjoy it. It aired for the first time Tuesday night, then Wednesday, and the feedback was fantastic."

Congratulations to Classics Undergraduates: Prizes, Scholarships and Grad Schools!

Wed, May 7, 2008

• Undergraduate Classics Majors Distinguished.
• Graduating seniors admitted to prestigious graduate programs.
• 13 Scholarships Awarded to Classics Undergrads in 8 Categories.

UT Austin to Host International Hippocratic Colloquium

Tue, Apr 29, 2008

The XIIIth triennial Colloquium Hippocraticum will be held at the University of Texas at Austin August 11th-13th 2008. This is the first time it will be held in the US.

Classics Majors Active in Undergraduate Research Week 2008

Eta Sigma Phi features Symposium

Tue, Apr 15, 2008

Classics Majors will present their research projects during the College of Liberal Arts Oral Presentation Symposium
Wednesday, April 16th -- 11am-5pm -- Location: Texas Union (UNB) Lone Star Room

The Eta Sigma Phi honors society Symposium will take place on Friday, April 18th, from 1-4, in the Classics Lounge

Kudos to our Classics Majors!

Gamma Sigma Chapter does well in national Eta Sigma Phi contests

Tue, Apr 1, 2008

Hats off and laurel crowns on for our Classics majors who displayed their classical prowess in contests sponsored by the national honors society Eta Sigma Phi!

Congratulations to Grant , Marie-Claire and Valerio!

Grad students are hired!

Mon, Mar 24, 2008

Grant Nelsestuen has accepted a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Studies at Trinity University in San Antonio - new home of Varronian Villa Culture Southwestern-style. Way to go, Grant!

In Memoriam: Ross Scaife, PhD 1990

Wed, Mar 19, 2008

Allen Ross Scaife, 47, Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky and founding editor of the Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities, died of cancer on March 15 at his home in Lexington, Kentucky.

Congratulations to Dimitri!

Sun, Mar 2, 2008

Congratulations to Dimitri Nakassis (PhD Classics 2006), who has accepted a tenure-track position in Greek history and material culture at the University of Toronto. Makarismoi all around!


Performed by a merry troupe of Classicists

Thu, Feb 21, 2008

There will be two performances of the play on SUNDAY MARCH 2nd at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. in CALHOUN 100 on the UT campus (located in the six pack).

Congratulations to Marcel Widzisz, PhD 2006!

Fri, Jan 25, 2008

Congratulations to Marcel Widzisz (PhD 2006), who has just accepted a tenure-track position at St. John's College in Annapolis - one of the few schools in the world where everyone studies ancient Greek!

UT Classics Department Announces Summer Program

Tue, Jan 22, 2008

The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin announces the following courses in Intensive Beginning Greek, Advanced/Graduate Latin and Advanced/Graduate Greek for Summer, 2008. For information on registration, tuition, housing or other logistical matters, contact Lynn Gadd (