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October 11, 2011 was a remarkably beautiful afternoon to celebrate a remarkably beautiful soul at the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State University in Detroit. And I was honored to be there to speak, not only on behalf of Wayne State University and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures, but also on behalf of the American Classical League, the American Philological Association, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, the Classical Association of New England, the Classical Society of the American Academy in Rome, the Michigan Classical Conference and the classics honor fraternity, Eta Sigma Phi: each of which asked me to present their condolences.
A limited number of rooms are still available at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel at the convention rate. Click here for information about the Hotel.
The American Philological Association (APA) will present the following awards at the Plenary Session of its 143rd Annual Meeting.
Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit (for an outstanding contribution to classical scholarship published by a member of the Association within the preceding three years)
Lawrence Kim, Trinity University, Homer between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature (Cambridge University Press)
William C. Stull, Colgate University
Anna Andresian, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colorado
Sherwin Little, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Pennsylvania Classical Association has kindly agreed to offer Pennsylvania Act 48 credits for primary and secondary school teachers attending the APA and AIA annual meetings. Complete this form during the meeting and submit it (postmarked no later than January 11, 2012) to the address listed at the bottom. Copies of the form will also be available in the registration area. If regulations in their states permit it, teachers from outside of Pennsylvania may also be able to use this form to obtain credits.
The American Philological Association is pleased to present this special event sponsored by the Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for Classics at the upcoming APA Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Grand Ballroom H (fifth floor), Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
According to U.S. News and World Report, "Med school officials say it's all Greek to them that classical language skills help aspiring doctors." Read the article, which quotes Cynthia Bannon and Charles McNelis, online.
Many thanks to Chuck Jones for pointing out that back issues of Illinois Classical Studies are available in open access. See his entry on the subject at AWOL—The Ancient World Online.
A table listing all abstracts submitted for the 143rd Annual Meeting in Philadelphia has been posted on the APA web site. Click on the title of the abstract to link to its text. Abstracts are listed in the order in which they will appear in the printed program.
Authors are asked to review their abstracts to ensure that no information has been lost during the process of uploading the document. A link at the bottom of the abstract will allow you to send an e-mail with any necessary corrections to Information Architect, Samuel Huskey.
"How do you take a discipline that's been around as long as higher education itself and make it fresh, interesting, and new? Ask classics professor Dr. Rebecca Resinski. Through Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning and other engaged learning programs, classics students at Hendrix have participated in archaeological excavations and on-site study in Greece, Italy, and Portugal. One student group studied the Parthenon by travelling to Nashville, Tenn., where there is a life-size replica of the Parthenon; to London, where the Parthenon Marbles are kept in the British Museum; and to Athens, where the Parthenon itself stands on the Acropolis. Another group gave readings of Greek tragedies for the campus community and designed costumes for updated versions of Greek drama." Read more of the feature on Prof. Resinski at http://www.hendrix.edu/news/news.aspx?id=57174.
"Sixteen faculty in the University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences were honored for their extraordinary accomplishments at the college’s annual celebration of faculty on November 29, 2011. Awards were presented for excellence in teaching, research, student advising, outreach, and service. … Among the other honors presented, the Outstanding Service Award was given to Christopher Craig, professor and head of the Department of Classics, for his commitment to advancing the mission and goals of the college." Read the story at Tennessee Today.