Summer Course in Latin at Hunter College

Are you an upper-level classics undergraduate or a graduate student / Latin teacher looking for a Latin summer class?

Hunter College in New York City (easy to reach by public transportation) is offering a class. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. For the most current information, visit Hunter’s Searchable Schedule of Classes available here http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop or contact the Classics Program at 212‐772‐4960, office administrator, Millie Arias, millie.arias@hunter.cuny.edu), or Professor Lawrence Kowerski, Classics Division Head at lkowersk@hunter.cuny.edu .

Hunter College Summer Session 2 (Six Weeks): July 13-August 13

Advanced Readings in Latin Literature/Topics in Latin Literature: Roman Slavery (combined MA / Undergraduate course)

A study of the topic of slavery through various texts to be read in Latin.

M, T, W, TH 6:00-7:53pm         Timothy Hanford, PhD

LAT 316 (undergraduate use this course number)

LAT 710 (grad student use this course number)

Slate of Candidates for CAAS Elective Offices and Regional Directorships

The following slate of candidates for elective offices and regional directorships was approved by the Board at its April meeting and will be presented for election in the Business Session on Saturday, October 10, 2015:

President 2015-2016 – Thomas McCreight

First Vice President 2015-2016 – Thomas Falkner

Second Vice President 2015-2016 – Victoria Pedrick

Officer-at-Large 2015-2016 – Ronnie Ancona

Second two-year terms 2015-2017

Regional Director (DC) – Norman Sandridge

Regional Director (MD) – Deborah Carter

Regional Director (NY-E) – Denise Flood-Doyle

First two-year term 2015-2017

Regional Director (NY-C&W) – James Capreedy

An additional candidate or candidates may be nominated through a petition signed by at least fifteen CAAS members who are eligible to vote (i.e., who reside and/or work in the CAAS region). The procedure for nomination-by-petition is described in the online Regulations, Section 2 B: Members may nominate an additional candidate or candidates through a petition signed by at least fifteen CAAS members eligible to vote. The petition must be received by the Executive Director no later than July 1, and nominees must be CAAS members who reside and/or work in the CAAS region. Nominees with a valid petition will be added to the slate of candidates mailed to members along with materials for the annual meeting and presented for election in the Business Session.

Janet M. Martin, Chair, Nominations Committee

Classicizing Philadelphia Mobile Tour Now Available

Classicizing Philadelphia announces the release of a mobile tour of classically themed sites in Philadelphia.  The tour can be accessed on mobile devices (smartphones and iPads or similar tablet computers) by directing an Internet browser to

classicizingphiladelphia.org/mobile

The mobile tour guides users around a group of important buildings within a few blocks of Independence Hall that reveal ways in which architects from the 1790s until the Civil War used elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture to house the institutions of a growing nation.  Classicizing Philadelphia plans to develop a series of mobile tours and customizable tour stops documenting Philadelphia’s long engagement with Greece and Rome.

Classicizing Philadelphia is a digital humanities and public history project based at Bryn Mawr College and supported by the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.  It seeks to document, study, and continue Philadelphia’s long conversation with ancient Greece and Rome.  Technical development is provided by Interactive Mechanics.  Content for the prototype mobile tour was created by Classicizing Philadelphia project director Lee Pearcy and Bryn Mawr graduate student Megan Dickman.

Further information: classicizingphiladelphia.org or e-mail lpearcy@brynmawr.edu

Society for Classical Studies Awards for Teaching and Outreach

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) wants teachers of classics to be aware of the following awards that recognize outstanding teaching and scholarly outreach. Click on the relevant URL below to see a full description of each program and detailed instructions for submitting nominations.  The teaching awards are supported by income from gifts from Daniel and Joanna Rose to the Society’s Gateway Endowment for Classics Research and Teaching.

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level

http://apaclassics.org/awards-and-fellowships/awards-excellence-teaching-of-classics-

college-level

These awards give special and public expression to the commitment of the SCS to honor and foster excellence in the teaching of the Classics.  Winners of these awards must be members of the SCS and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience prior to nomination. By action of the SCS Board of Directors, only individuals may be considered for these awards. Nomination materials must be received by Monday, June 1, 2015.

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

http://apaclassics.org/awards-and-fellowships/awards-excellence-teaching-precollegiate-level

The Joint Committee (with ACL) on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for these awards.  Teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level are eligible. Membership in the SCS is not required.  September 9, 2015, is the deadline for the receipt of nominations.

The SCS Outreach Prize

http://apaclassics.org/awards-and-fellowships/scs-outreach-prize

This prize recognizes outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses.  All nomination materials must be received by July 24, 2015, in the SCS Office.

Washington Ancient Mediterranean Seminar May 8

Please join us on Friday, May 8th from 3-5 PM To launch the Washington, DC Ancient Mediterranean Studies Initiative at a reception featuring a panel discussion on Faculty Career Development in Classics: Distinctive Challenges. Panelists will include:

W. Robert Connor, Teagle Foundation

Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks

S. Georgia Nugent, Kenyon College

Victoria Pedrick, Georgetown University

Patrice Rankine, Hope College

In Room C, Pryzbyla Center, The Catholic University of America. Please rsvp by May 5th to Sarah Brown Ferrario ferrario@cua.edu or Judith P. Hallett jeph@umd.edu “WAMS” is funded by a Leadership Initiative Grant from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

ACTFL survey on language enrollments

The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has asked us to encourage all of our members who are teaching at the primary or secondary levels to complete a survey it is conducting on enrollment in foreign language classes.  This survey complements the one recently conducted by the Modern Language Association concerning enrollments at the college and university level.  In addition, SCS will soon be publishing results of its census of classics departments conducted this Fall.

Respondents can complete the ACTFL survey online or upload a document containing information on foreign language programs in their school or district. The questionnaire may be completed by anyone in the individual school or school district who is familiar with the language course offerings and enrollment figures. The data should be for the 2014-15 school year.  The survey is available at http://www.americancouncils.org/ForeignLanguageSurvey.

Integrating Judaism and Christianity into the Study of the Ancient World

Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies at NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing a conference  for Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015.  The conference is entitled, “Integrating Judaism and Christianity into the Study of the Ancient World.”  The event is presented by Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies, the Religious Studies Program, the Department of Classics, the Department of History, the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and the Dean for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.

Professor Mary Yossi of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece will be delivering a Public Lecture titled ‘Human Rights’ and Greek Tragedy

Professor Mary Yossi of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece will be delivering a Public Lecture titled ” ‘Human Rights’ and Greek Tragedy” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.  The talk will begin at 3:30 pm and extend to 5 pm and will be held in the North Lounge of the Campion Student Center.  Professor Yossi’s visit is sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) and the University Seminars Program.  Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos [knikolou@sju.edu].”

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