In Memoriam: Bill Mayer

Hunter College mourns the loss of William J. Mayer, professor of Classical and Oriental Studies, who died on Thursday, April 27. Professor Mayer came to Hunter in 1971, and in addition to playing a vital role here, was an eminent leader in his discipline. He served as president of both the Classical Association of the Empire State and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and chaired the State Council on Languages. For more than 30 years, his brilliant presentations and workshops assisted teachers throughout the U.S., and in 2003, he received the Meritus Award “for distinguished service to the American Classical League and to the Classics Profession.” He retired from Hunter in 2012.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15. For details, contact Ronnie Ancona, Acting Classics Program Head, at rancona@hunter.cuny.edu.

To learn more about Bill’s legacy, we invite you to read these heartfelt tributes:

http://www.caesny.org/

http://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-bill-mayer

NYU Center for Ancient Studies – Spring 2017 conference

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies and The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present a symposium on “The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity,” on April 6, 7, & 9, 2017.  It will take place in The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.  This program is offered in association with the exhibition, “Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C. – A.D. 220),” at The Met. Information for the conference can be found on this poster. The full program may be viewed here:

http://ancientstudies.fas.nyu.edu/object/Spring_2017_Age_of_Empires_Conference.html

Announcement: Rose-Marie Lewent Memorial Lecture

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is planning the Rose-Marie Lewent Memorial Lecture for April 3, 2013. Professor Alessandro Barchiesi (University of Siena at Arezzo and Stanford University) will speak on the topic: Vergil’s Aeneid and the Destiny of Italy.  The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the Office of the Dean for Humanities, and the Department of Classics. For more details click here.