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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In Memoriam Philip Levine, 1922-2018

Published: December 7, 2018

The Department sadly announces the death of Professor of Classics Emeritus, Philip Levine. He passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 96. Philip Levine was born on September 8, 1922, the youngest of three children, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. His parents, Samuel Levine and Jennie Dekark Levine, were Jewish immigrants from Russia…

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Distinguished Professor Amy Richlin wins Goodwin Award

Published: September 28, 2018

The Department of Classics is delighted to announce that the Society for Classical Studies has awarded Distinguished Professor Amy Richlin a C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit for her book Slave Theater in the Roman Republic: Plautus and Popular Comedy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.  To quote from the citation: “The story that unfolds…

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In Memoriam Ann Bergren, 1942-2018

Published: May 16, 2018

The Department sadly announces the passing of Professor Emerita Ann L.T. Bergren. Ann died suddenly at her home in Venice on May 10, 2018. She is survived by her son and his wife, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman and Erin O’Connor, and grandchildren Foxberg and Otto Chrisman. There will be a private family service in Brooklyn, New York….

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Welcome, Assistant Professor Adriana Vazquez!

Published: March 21, 2018

The Department of Classics is delighted to announce that Dr. Adriana Vazquez has accepted the offer of a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Classics at UCLA  and will be joining the department permanently in the Fall.  Read her profile here.

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Giulia Sissa is awarded the Premio Nazionale Vincenzo Padula

Published: December 12, 2017

Professor Giulia Sissa has been awarded the Premio Nazionale Vincenzo Padula, for non-fiction for the Italian version of her book on jealousy (La Gelosia. Una passione inconfessabile published by Editori Laterza). Those who prefer to read the English version, click here. Congratulations, Professor Sissa!

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Sarah Morris is Awarded the Centennial Medal from Harvard University

Published: May 31, 2017

Professor Sarah Morris has been awarded the Centennial Medal from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.  The medal “honors alumni who have made contributions to society that emerged from their graduate study at Harvard. It is the highest honor the Graduate School bestows, and awardees include some of Harvard’s most accomplished…

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Alex Purves Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: March 8, 2017

Professor Alex Purves has been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Teaching to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty. The selection committee has particularly honored her contribution to graduate teaching by adding a citation for “Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level” to the award. Congratulations, Professor Purves!

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Congratulations to Professor Amy Richlin!

Published: January 12, 2017

Professor Amy Richlin was doubly honored at the recent meetings of the Society for Classical Studies in Toronto.  She was presented with a Leadership Award from the Women’s Classical Caucus. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contribution in encouraging women to enter and remain in our field.   She was also the focus of…

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