The Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion at the University of Mary Washington is saddened to announce the passing of Robert F. Boughner on August 30, at the age of 71.
Bob did his undergraduate studies in Classics at Duke, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. His favorite author to teach was Catullus. He taught for several years at University of Maryland and worked as a Humanities administrator at the NEH before joining the Mary Washington faculty in 1983. He was a highly popular and engaging lecturer, and taught a wide range of courses in Classical Civilization, Latin, and Greek.
Bob served as chair of the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion from 1990 to 1996, when he left to become Dean of the American College in Athens. He returned to the United States as Dean of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, from which he recently retired, moving to Takoma Park, MD. We learned of his death from a friend and former student who relayed to us that it was unexpected. Bob specified that he wanted no memorial or service, but we remember him with great fondness in CPR.
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 email@example.com.
To learn more about Bill’s legacy, we invite you to read these heartfelt tributes:
The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Classical Association of the Atlantic States
Where: Marriott New York East Side
When: Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7.
Program: Click here to download the Program for the 2017 Annual Meeting (updated Oct 4, 2017)
Letter from CAAS President: Letter from CAAS President Karin Suzadail (July 31, 2017)
Letter from CAAS Executive Director: Letter from Mary Brown, Executive Director (Aug 1, 2017)
Proxy Ballot: Proxy Ballot for Business Meeting Oct. 7, 2017
Registration and Accommodations:
We look forward to seeing you in October!
CAAS Travel Subsidy Application
Deadline: June 30th, 2017
CAAS travel subsidies are intended to help cover the cost of travel to the annual CAAS conference. These subsidies are need-based. Priority for funding will be given to presenters of papers, panel participants, and presiders. The maximum subsidy is $600.00, but in order to award as many subsidies as possible, partial funding is likely. Those who have other funding options are encouraged to pursue those sources in addition to applying for a CAAS travel subsidy. Please notify the travel subsidy committee if you do receive ample funds from another source so that we can help support as many people as possible. Applicant instructions: Please complete the online application no later than June 30th, 2017. Notification of subsidies will be sent to applicants by August 8th. Recipients will receive their checks at the meeting when they pick up their registration materials. Download the CAAS 2017 Travel Subsidy Application or click to fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION
Please direct any questions or concerns to Jim Capreedy <firstname.lastname@example.org> and cc Judith Hallett <email@example.com>.
Register now for the virtual conference/course “Teaching Leaders and Leadership Through the Classics,” held from May 8-22, 2017.
This conference explores how the study of classical antiquity has been, can be, and should be used as a platform for leadership education in the 21st century. The primary texts and artifacts we study are often about, for, or by the leaders of their times; they then were, and still are, received, adapted, and used by people of later eras in developing new leaders. Our discipline’s emphasis on textual and visual analysis, narrative, and cultural history aids students in developing the skills of empathy, contextual intelligence, and critical thinking that are the most essential for the success of leaders in any field. As universities place greater and greater emphasis on their mission to develop students as future leaders, the field of Classics can become central to the study of leadership and the education of leaders.
For more information and registration, visit the conference website: https://teachingleadershipthruclassics.wordpress.com/
Members of the Board of Directors of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States have made a statement supporting inclusivity and the fair use of the classical tradition. Read the statement here
Seton Hall University seeks applicants for a one-year term faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Classical Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year. The position will be in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaching responsibilities will include Latin language and literature at all levels, and Classical literature, civilization, and culture courses in translation.
- We are looking for an outstanding teacher who will engage undergraduate students in creative and disciplined intellectual challenges.
- The teaching load is four courses per semester.
- The preferred candidate will have a Ph. D in Classics no later than October 2017 and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Frederick J. Booth (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, Classical Studies Program. All materials should be submitted electronically. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2017.
Seton Hall, the oldest Catholic diocesan university in the US, is located 14 miles west of Manhattan, in South Orange, New Jersey and has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. Candidates should be supportive of the Catholic mission of the university. SHU is committed to programs of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) to achieve our objectives of creating and supporting a diverse racial, ethnic and cultural community.
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:
It is with sadness that we announce the recent passing of our colleague Robert Germany (1974-2017) of Haverford College. Please visit his memorial page at https://www.haverford.edu/college-communications/news/robert-germany-1974%E2%80%932017. Please keep his family, friends, and the Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College community in your thoughts and prayers.