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Congratulations to Prof Kirkland!

Published: July 15, 2022

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Bryant Kirkland on the publication of his first book, *Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception*, out today from Oxford University Press! https://tinyurl.com/3r5jktcs

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Teaching Abortion Ancient and Modern in a Post-Roe v Wade World

Published: July 1, 2022

Prof Richlin has co-authored an SCS blog post with University of Michigan Classics colleague Prof Bruce Frier entitled “‘Deeply rooted in history’: Teaching abortion ancient and modern in a post-Roe v. Wade world.” Important and timely… As they put it, “History teaches us how much more can go wrong.” 

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Helen Caldwell Awards

Published: June 23, 2022

Warm congratulations to Nicholas Guymon, Cindy Liu, and Dido Wang, all winners of the 2022 Helen Caldwell Award for Outstanding Major. This is the highest honor the Department of Classics gives to our majors. Congratulations also to the many superb finalists!!! Hearty congratulations to Alice Georgie McKeon, winner of the 2022 Helen Caldwell Award for…

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Published: June 23, 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 on behalf of the Classics Department! You did it! On behalf of the entire Department of Classics, we want to congratulate you on all your hard work during your time at UCLA.

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Welcome Hannah Čulík-Baird!

Published: May 12, 2022

UCLA Classics is thrilled to welcome a new professor to our faculty: Dr Hannah Čulík-Baird will join the department this Fall as Associate Professor of Classics. Hannah received her PhD from USC and joins us from Boston University. She has just published her first book with Cambridge University Press, entitled Cicero and the Early Latin…

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Welcome to CPFP Fellow Julio Cesar Vega-Payne

Published: May 1, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Julio Cesar Vega-Payne will be joining our Department as one of five new UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows in 2022-23. Julio earned his PhD in classics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His project examines representations of the natural world in Homeric poetry and how ancient models of the…

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Graduate Student Conference Call for Abstracts

Published: March 17, 2022

The graduate students of the Department of Classics at UCLA are happy to share a call for papers for the forthcoming graduate conference, “Knowing & Knowing Nothing: Learning, Teaching, and Apprenticeship in the Ancient Mediterranean.” We hope to hold the conference in-person at UCLA on January 27-28, 2023 (with the possibility of remote attendance and the…

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Collin Moat wins prestigious ASCSA Fellowship

Published: March 11, 2022

We are delighted to announce that PhD student Collin Moat has been awarded the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship to study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for the 2022-23 academic year! Collin will spend the year taking classes in Athens, investigating ancient sites, and working on his ecologically-themed research project on Greek…

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UCLA Classics Student textbook fund

Published: February 8, 2022

With the money received from the Society for Classical Studies for Richard Ellis’ Teaching award, the Classics Department has instituted a new Textbook fund. This fund will assist students in buying textbooks for Classics courses. We will make the first awards in Fall 2022 for students of Beginning Greek, in recognition of a class Prof…

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