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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Published: June 12, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 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. Although we wish we could be celebrating in person, we wanted to celebrate your incredible achievements and…

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UCLA Classics affirms support of statement from the SCS

Published: June 4, 2020

The Society for Classical Studies has issued a statement condemning police brutality and racism, as well as the  misappropriation of Classics by white supremacist and nationalist groups. The Faculty and Graduate Students of the Department of Classics affirm their support  of this statement.  We join our colleagues across the nation and throughout the profession in…

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Undergraduate Research Week

Published: May 19, 2020

Be sure to watch the wonderful research presentations by Classics students Emily Liu, Declan Trudel, Alex Adame and Nora Zhou!

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Classics Undergraduate Dido Wang Awarded the 2020 Peter Rotter Undergraduate Essay Award

Published: May 13, 2020

Many congratulations to Classics Undergraduate student Dido Wang, who has just been awarded the 2020 Peter Rotter Undergraduate Essay Award. Dido’s paper (“Descending god, ascending man: A study of the Mycenaean Gold Masks from Grave Circle A”) explores the possible purpose of the famous gold masks from Bronze-Age Mycenae. She argues that the funerary masks…

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Professor Gurval Honored with Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Faculty Award

Published: April 17, 2019

The Department of Classics is delighted to report that Professor Robert Gurval has been honored with the Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Faculty Award in celebration of his outstanding contribution to teaching in the Honors Collegium at UCLA. He will be presented with the award at the upcoming Honors Programs Rose Gilbert Reception. This is by no…

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Congratulations to our recent PhDs!

Published: April 3, 2019

Congratulations to Celsiana Warwick (PhD 2018) who has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa and John Tennant (PhD expected Spring 2019) who has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Stanford University Department of Classics. Continued congratulations to Hans Bork (PhD…

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Meet our Post-Bacc Program Graduates!

Published: March 6, 2019

Interested in our Post-Baccalaureate Program? Learn more from our Program Graduates here. The Postbacc committee will start reading applications March 1 and we want to hear from you!

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Dr. Sharon Gerstel Honored By Hellenic Society Of Constantinople

Published: January 25, 2019

The Greek Reporter USA announced that Dr. Sharon Gerstel, Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology, will be honored by The Hellenic Society of Constantinople on Saturday, February 2 at the organization’s 52nd Annual Dinner Dance. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Saint Sophia Cathedral’s Maniatakos Hall. Every year, the organization honors someone of…

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Department Statement on the 2019 AIA – SCS Annual Meeting

Published: January 9, 2019

The Department of Classics at UCLA strongly condemns the racist actions that took place at the 150th Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies held in San Diego between January 3rd and 6th, 2019. We extend our unwavering support to the individuals who were targeted, Djesika Bel Watson, Stefani Echeverría-Fenn, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta,…

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