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Hans Beck, McGill University, has won the Anneliese Maier Research Award 2015. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected eleven researchers from outside of Germany to receive this year’s prize. Each award is valued at 250,000 Euros and is granted annually to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists. It is designated to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany. The 11 award winners were selected from a total of 72 nominees from 22 countries.

D. Mark Possanza, University of Pittsburgh, will be the 2015-16 Frank H. Kenan Fellow at the National Humanities Center; his project is Fragmentary Republican Latin, vol. VIII, “Lyric, Elegiac and Hexameter Poetry” which will be published in the Loeb Classical Library.

Thomas E. Jenkins, Trinity University, has been named one of 47 emerging college and university leaders for the 2015-16 class of the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program. The Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration.  This fellowship will give Prof. Jenkins an opportunity to see how other campus interdisciplinary centers operate and to bring those lessons back to Trinity. 

Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania, has received the distinguished teaching award for standing faculty from the University’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies.

Derin McLeod, University of California, Berkeley, is one of 22 recipients of Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in 2015.  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awards the Newcombe Fellowships to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Mr. McLeod’s dissertation is entitled The Point of a Politeia: Changing Conceptions of Regimen and Regime from 500 to 350 BCE.

Several SCS members were recognized during the banquet of the recent 111th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS).  Joy K. King, University of Colorado, and Roger T. Macfarlane, Brigham Young University, received ovationes, and SCS Executive Director Adam D. Blistein received a Special Service Award.  This year’s CAMWS President (and SCS’s President in 2008), Ruth Scodel, University of Michigan, gave the Presidential Address. 

The photographs below, kindly provided by Georgia Irby-Massie, College of William and Mary, show Professors King and Macfarlane receiving their certificates from CAMWS Orator, James M. May, St. Olaf College, and Dr. Blistein with his nominator Kenneth Kitchell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.