The Department of Classics congratulates the following award-winners:
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UNDERGRADUATE AWARD WINNERS
The Matthew Dwyer Prize for the Translation of Latin and Greek
The 2020 Dwyer prize for Latin translation has been jointly won by Cameron Hunter and James Tranchetti for their translations of Pliny’s letter on boar hunting and the importance of keeping in touch! They will each receive a copy of the Lewis and Short Latin dictionary.
The 2020 Dwyer prize for Greek translation has been awarded to Caden Hanrahan for the translation of the moving start of Xenophon’s Apology of Socrates, in which the philosopher defends his character after his indictment. Caden will receive the Liddell and Scott Greek dictionary.
Congratulations to all three Dwyer prize winners, and warmest thanks to Matthew Dwyer for making these awards possible!
Ann Nichols Grants
Caden Hanrahan and James Tranchetti have won Ann Nichols Fellowships. The award provides $3,500 for continued full-time study at Boulder.
Olivia Bulik has won an Ann Nichols Romulus Grant for an archaeological field school. She has been accepted into the Astypalaia Bioarcheology Program this summer, a five week field school for undergraduates and graduates where they are trained in excavate and identify remains in the largest ancient children’s cemetery in the world. Unfortunately, the university has at this time suspended all travel, domestic and international, for students, as well as for staff and faculty, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible; and it is unclear whether the Astypalaia Bioarchaeology Program will run this summer. However, Olivia is to be hugely congratulated on her academic record and her success with this grant. We will work with Olivia as the situation evolves to see how we can best support her.
Haley Herrmann has won an Ann Nichols Herodotus Grant, which will allow her to all for a study abroad semester next academic year at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. We hope that it will be possible for Haley to accept this grant once the current COVID-19 crisis has passed.
Congratulations to all our Ann Nichols Grant recipients, and warmest thanks to Ann Nichols for making these awards possible!
David Chu has won a coveted Graduate School Summer Fellowship. David has a BA in Classical Studies from the College of Wooster (2013) and an MA in Latin and Classical Humanities from UMass Boston (2016). Currently, he is in his fourth year in our doctoral program, and the summer fellowship he has now won will be critical in moving him towards successful completion of his degree at this time next year. He will spend the fellowship time focusing on his dissertation, which examines the language and depiction of male lament in Greek tragedy. Many congratulations, David!
Kate Johnson is this year’s winner of the 2020 Joy King and Barbara Hill Award, which is given annually to an MA student specializing in the Teaching of Latin and on the MA-Teaching track. Kate is in her first year in our MA program. She has a BA in Classics from UMass Amherst, where she wrote an undergraduate thesis entitled “Art imitates art: how Augustus uses the Ara Pacis and the Res Gestae to characterize himself”. Here at Boulder, she is thriving in her classes and will shortly be beginning her special teaching project on the poet Lucan under the direction of Professor Isabel Köster. Please join me in sending Kate heartfelt congratulations, and warmest thanks to Joy King and Barbara Hill for making this award possible!
Lukas Nicholson and Tom Francis have won Benson Center language study grants. Lukas will put the grant to work this summer by studying for MA comps, including the Latin translation exam. Lukas’ chosen area of specialization is the teaching of Latin. For the special teaching project degree requirement, Lukas will be focusing on Suetonius. Tom will put the grant to work this summer by studying for PhD comps, as well as pursuing research interests focused on Nonnos. Tom's chosen area of specialization is Greek language and literature.
Caroline Everts and Kelly Grogan have each won the Dilts Swartz Award, an award established in honor of CU alumna Dorothy Dilts Swartz. Both students are working toward an MA in Classics with a concentration in Classical Art and Archaeology and they plan to use their awards this summer to study for their comprehensive exams.
Elizabeth Bowman and Tom Francis have each won the Hunter Rawlings Award. They have each just finished their first year in the MA program, Elizabeth Bowman with a concentration in Latin and Tom Francis with a concentration in Greek, and they will use these awards to support their studies this summer.