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Job Opening

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Author: Department of Classics

We cordially invite applications for the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Professorship in Classics at the University of Notre Dame, to begin July 1, 2020. We welcome applications from Hellenists to be hired at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure), particularly those who specialize in Greek poetry of the Archaic or Classical periods or who would otherwise complement existing departmental strengths. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent and should already have significant records of publication, teaching, and service. Strong applications from candidates currently at the rank of Assistant Professor will also be considered. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek language and literature, and to offer courses in classical literature and culture in translation. The teaching load is two courses per semester.…

Notre Dame student volunteers introduce South Bend fifth-graders to Latin through tutoring program

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Author: Erin Blasko

Led by students from the University of Notre Dame, a group of 45 fifth-graders from Clay International Academy in South Bend gathered in adjacent classrooms recently to learn Latin as part of a pilot Aequora program sponsored by the Department of Classics. The program introduces K-8 students to the basics of Latin vocabulary and grammar, Roman culture and mythology and the connections between Latin, English, and Spanish with specially designed lessons and activities.

Summer Intermediate Greek

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Author: Sherry Reichold

Want to Improve your ability to read ancient Greek?  

Preparing for language exams?

Take Intermediate Greek this summer

Fall 2019: Ancient Heroes from Achilles to Luke Skywalker

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Author: Department of Classics

In this class, ancient texts and recent movies will introduce us to the lives of these ancient heroes and heroines, from Achilles through to Luke Skywalker. By studying them we will come to understand their ideals and ambitions, and compare them to our own ideals and ambitions. This class will raise this and similar questions. Finally, in the last part of the class, we will compare these heroes and heroines with Christian heroes, such as Dante in the Divine Comedy

Notre Dame Aequora Program Brings Latin to Local Elementary School

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

This January, the Notre Dame Aequora Program began its partnership with Clay International Academy, a South Bend elementary school. The Program, headed by Professor Luca Grillo and Professor Tadeusz Mazurek, consists of twenty Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students who go to Clay Academy once per week to teach Latin to fifth-grade students.

Exam week

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Author: Sherry Reichold

Final Exam week, Dec. 10-14, 2018.…

Video: Why top employers hire Notre Dame liberal arts majors

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Author: Todd Boruff

College of Arts and Letters graduates find success in the business world in a variety of roles and industries. Major companies are seeking college graduates proficient in communication, analysis, empathy, and creative thinking — skills that all Arts and Letters develop through a broad liberal arts education. “There’s lots of different opportunities for liberal arts majors,” said Lindsey Jacob, university recruiting lead for Booz Allen Hamilton, a professional services firm. “Management consulting, process improvement, strategic communications, public policy work. You really are able to chart your own career.”

 

Aequora Program Wins Grant From Center for Social Concerns

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

The Notre Dame Aequora Program, headed by Prof. L. Grillo and Prof. T. Mazurek, has been awarded a grant from the Center for Social Concerns that will help support our students as they bring the study of Latin to the students of Clay International Academy. Specifically, this grant will be used to cover the cost of materials from the Paideia Institute, transportation costs, and help sponsor an event for our elementary school students on Notre Dame's campus.…

Aequora Program

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

Aequora Meeting

On Wednesday, November 15, the Classics Department hosted an informational meeting about our new Aequora Program for potential volunteers. The Aequora Program invites Classics students to volunteer and teach Latin to elementary school students at Clay International Academy. Students were given the opportunity to learn about the curriculum they would be teaching and to meet the principal and director of the International Baccalaureate program from Clay International Academy.…

Classics faculty and students attend Dr. Emily Wilson reading at Franklin College

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Author: Sherry Reichold

Franklin College

Drs. Amy Pistone and Aldo Tagliabue and graduate students, Maria Ma, Allie Roos and Melody Wauke, from the Department of Classics MA program attended a talk by Dr. Emily Wilson at Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana.  Dr. Wilson teaches in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. She is the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey

Q&A with Nikolas Churik, graduate student in Early Christian Studies

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Author: Carrie Gates

In this Q&A, Nikolas Churik discusses how the Western tradition was shaped over time, why he was drawn to study late antiquity and the middle ages, and how Notre Dame's Early Christian Studies interdisciplinary master's program helped him land a spot in a Ph.D. program at Princeton. 

ECS Alumnus Josh Noble Receives Shaheen Award in the Humanities

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Author: Department of Classics

Congratulations to Josh Noble, alumnus of the MA in Early Christian Studies program and current Ph.D. student in the Department of Theology, for successfully defending his dissertation and receiving the Shaheen Award in the Humanities this week.

Classics Club Hosts High School Certamen

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Author: Olivia May

This March, the Notre Dame Classics Club hosted its annual spring Certamen, a competition in which students answer questions about the Latin language and Greek and Roman antiquity.

Perform at the Sound of Classics!

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Author: Department of Classics

On Thursday April 12, 7-9 pm, the Department of Classics and Notre Dame Classics Club are hosting our somewhat annual Sound of Classics, a variety show featuring Classics-themed skits, musical and theatrical performances, Greek and Latin recitations, rap, and more!

Congratulations to Senior Thesis Writers

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Author: Department of Classics

Congratulations to our senior thesis writers, who presented their work to the department last Friday.