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The department wishes to congratulate Dr. Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, on her invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome. 

The department wishes to congratulate Dr. Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, for delivering the Clark Lecture at Brigham Young University. 

The Department wishes to congratulate Michèle Lowrie, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor, Classics and the College, who has been recognized with an invitation to deliver the Fowler Lecture on Latin Literature at Jesus College at Oxford University in May. 

The Department wishes to congratulate Michèle Lowrie, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the College, who has been selected to give the Eberhard L. Faber Class of 1915 Memorial Lecture in European Cultural Studies at Princeton University on March 26th. 

The Department wishes to congratulate Catherine Kearns, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and the College, who served as co-editor of the book New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology (with Stuart W. Manning of Cornell University), which was released in April 2019 by the Cornell University Press. 

The Department wishes to congratulate three students who successfully defended their dissertations this year. Kevin Lam defended his work,"Visions at War in Lucan's Bellum Civile," Marcos Gouvêa authored "Another Homer: The Figure of the Roman Homer from Emnius to Macrobius," and William Sullivan successfully completed his dissertation Admissibility in Roman-Canon Procedure: the Emergence of the Law of Positions. 

The Department wishes to congratulate Assistant Professor Emily Austin on her appointment to the 2019-2020 class of Fellows at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. 

The department wants to congratulate Prof. Sofía Torallas for her invitation deliver the 2019 Bennet Lecture with title to be announced in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America.

The Department of Classics wants to congratulate three of our PhD candidates on defending their dissertations. On December 6th, 2018, Konrad Weeda presented their dissertation titled 'IMAGINED LANGUAGES AND FORMS OF LIFE: HORACE READS VIRGIL', on December 7th, 2018, Natalie Trevino presented her work titled 'INSPIRATION AND NARRATIVE IN THE HOMERIC ODYSSEY', and on February 5th 2019, Luke Parker presented his titled 'LISTENING TO LOGOS: A PROSE POETICS IN HERACLITUS'.

Professor Edith Hall from King's College London will give a workshop titled "Goddesses, a Whore-Wife and a Slave: Euripides' Hippolytus and Epistemic Injustice towards Women" on January 15th from 12:30pm to 2pm in Classics 21. Lunch will be provided.

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