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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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The Classics Department Welcomes Baby Julian!

Published: August 31, 2021

The department is pleased to announce that parents, Prof. Sarah Beckmann and Prof. Sam Beckelhymer, welcomed baby Julian David Beckelhymer on August 20th, 2021! Julian, who also goes by Jude, and “Judie boy” as his sister Sally calls him, seems to love life in Southern California (snoozes and breezy walks are his jam). The department…

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On Outgroups and Muted Groups: A Conference in Honor of Amy Richlin

Published: August 25, 2021

April 1st-2nd, 2022 | Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center Sadly for us, Amy Richlin will be retiring at the end of the coming academic year. We look forward to celebrating her pathbreaking career and reuniting with her many UCLA students at this conference in her honor. Professor Richlin writes: As I look towards retirement…

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