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Reaffirming Latin's Relevance: the Prize of the Pontifical Academies

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Author: Department of Classics

This year's Vatican humanities award, the Prize of the Pontifical Academies, confirms that Latin is indeed still relevant: its themes this year include methodological approaches to the teaching of Latin and the reception of Christian Latin between the medieval and modern eras. 

Support the Department of Classics through Notre Dame Day

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Author: Department of Classics

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The Notre Dame Day fundraising competition raises money for departments and groups around campus. With a $10 donation, you can help the Department of Classics receive part of the event's $1 Million Challenge Fund.

Tracey Schirra

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Author: Department of Classics

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"I bounced around various science majors, trying to find something that had both the rigid certitude and challenge of science, and a creative, critical thinking aspect. I took a Latin course and quickly realized I had found what I was looking for."

Caitlin Riley

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Author: Department of Classics

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"I was once told that the fact that I am a Classics major could be a 'fun fact,' even when no one else’s majors were their 'fun fact.' I think that this explains why I chose Classics."

Professor David Hernandez Awarded Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship

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Author: Department of Classics

David Hernandez has been awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship from Harvard University. During a sabbatical leave supported by the prestigious fellowship, Hernandez will complete a monograph entitled The Archaeology of Butrint: From the Depths of the Roman Forum for Cambridge University Press.

Honors Students Present Their Senior Theses

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Author: Department of Classics

Honors students and seniors Marissa Ray, Brendan Coyne, and Ann Gallagher presented their thesis research to the Department of Classics faculty and interested students last Friday.

Fellowship Opportunities

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Author: Department of Classics

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) has begun its Spring 2017 fellowship recruitment cycle. All of the fellowships listed below will support postgraduate study and/or research starting in Fall 2018, but the application process begins this semester. Students are encouraged to consider these opportunities as a way to pursue their studies after graduation. Classics students may be interested in the following:…

Josef Hageman

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Author: Department of Classics

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"A Classics major helps in any field.  It starts with history and language, but the studies branch out into literature, philosophy, politics, architecture, law, science, economics, and so on.  It prepares you for any pursuit."

Video: The Rome International Scholars Program

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Author: Todd Boruff

Notre Dame senior Joseph Strasz made the most of his study abroad experience by participating in the Rome International Scholars Program—a unique opportunity for students interested in conducting research, completing an internship, and participating in extensive service learning in Rome. “I am exceptionally glad that I chose to do this. It has been 100% worth it,” said Strasz, an Italian studies and Greek and Roman civilizations major.

PLS and classics major Ann Gallagher awarded Monteverdi Prize to study in Italy

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Author: Megan Valley

Senior Ann Gallagher won the 2016 Monteverdi Prize through Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies (PLS), allowing her to spend the summer as a scholar-in-residence at Monteverdi Tuscany, an Italian hotel and center for the liberal arts founded by PLS alumnus Michael Cioffi ’75. The Monteverdi Prize, a scholarship created by the Cioffi family for PLS majors, also includes research funding for the summer and $10,000 toward the recipient’s university student account.

Marissa Ray

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Author: Department of Classics

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"I became a Greek and Roman Civilization and Pre-Health Studies major to learn more about a time period I found fascinating and prepare for medical school to become a doctor. I did not realize just how much overlap I would find and how instrumental Classics would be in my study of the sciences."

Job Opening for Tenured or Tenure-Track Prof of Greek Literature & Culture

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Author: Department of Classics

Applications are invited from specialists in Greek literature and culture, with a chief area of interest anywhere from Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity, for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Notre Dame, to begin in August 2017.

Michael Mercurio

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"Classics isn’t necessarily something you just study; it’s something that can influence the very way you understand the world and live your life."