Nancy de Grummond delivered the Third Annual Mario A. Del Chiaro Lecture in Etruscan Art and Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Classics doctoral students Ann Glennie and Allison Smith, along with Classics alum Sophie Crawford-Brown (MA FSU 2012; now at U Pennsylvania) won the 2014 Best Poster Designed Entirely by Students Award for their poster "Cosa Excavations 2013" at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, in Chicago, January 2014.
Associate Teaching Professor David Branscome has just published a new book, Textual Rivals: Self-Presentation in Herodotus' Histories, with the University of Michigan Press.
John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics, has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association) for 2014. He assumed the position of President for 2015. The APA is the main professional organization for Classics in the United States.
The Fall 2013 Langford Seminar, on Friday November 8, 2013, will present four original contributions by invited speakers from Europe and America in varied fields: Pindaric Studies, Callimachus and his influence, Ancient Satire, and Apuleius.
The Fall 2012 Langford Family Seminar will be held on Saturday, November 10, and will set its sights on Pliny the Elder, the prodigious polymath who (his nephew, the younger Pliny, tells us) never read a book no matter how bad without deriving some benefit from it.
The Classics Department will be sponsoring the 92nd anniversary meeting of the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.
2012 marked the first year that the Department awarded undergraduate translation prizes in Greek and Latin.
Four graduate students in the Department have been awarded Langadas Fellowships for 2012. Two of the four, Marci Boyd and Reema Habib, are students in the Ph.D. program, while the two others, Katie Cook and Destini Price, are M.A. students.