Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Archive of Awards and Accolades

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Fall 2010

Faculty News

Dr. Amanda Regan has joined us this fall as a visiting assistant professor. Welcome!

Dr. John Jacobs has left us after a successful 2009-2010. We wish him luck in his new endeavors.

Spring 2010

Student News

Sophomore, Gavin Blasdel, has been accepted to study at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome for the Fall 2010 semester. Additionally, Gavin has won the Galassi-Beria Scholarship. Congratulations Gavin!

Fall 2009

Faculty News

John Jacobs (Yale, Ph.D.) from Seton Hall has joined us this fall as an assistant professor. Welcome!

Visiting Assistant Professor William Short has left us for another job after two successful years. We wish him luck in his new post at the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Student News

Rising senior major, Caitlin Engler, received a summer study grant from Loyola's Center for Humanities. This allowed her to travel to Greece and southern Turkey to see some of the most important archeological sites. Congratulations, Caitlin! 

Spring 2009

Faculty News

John Jacobs (Yale, Ph.D.) from Seton Hall will be joining us this fall as an assistant professor.

Visiting Assistant Professor William Short will be leaving us for another job after two successful years. We wish him luck in his new post at the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Student News

Rising senior major, Caitlin Engler, has received a summer study grant from Loyola's Center for Humanities. This will allow her to travel to Greece and southern Turkey to see some of the most important archeological sites. Congratulations, Caitlin! 

Senior minor Erin Bacon will be working this summer with Professor T. Pomplun on American faith traditions, and we wish her well with her work. 

Recent graduate (2009) Dan Howse also took a degree in physics and was inducted into the physics honor society. Dan will remain at Loyola for a secondary education degree. Congratulations, Dan!

Congratulations to the 2009 Eta Sigma Phi inductees:

  • Erin Bacon
  • Justin Barden
  • Kristin Corbusier
  • Nicole DeLoca
  • Caitlin Engler
  • Townsend Hipp
  • Daniel Howse
  • William Jackson
  • Kerry Sheehan
  • Joanne Tran
  • Nathan Zawie

Fall 2008

Student News

This semester one of our junior majors, Kimmi Quintano, is studying with the Loyola program in Rome, Italy.

One of our senior majors, Nathan Zawie, returns to Loyola after participating in the summer session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Junior major, Caitlin Engler, and senior major, Nathan Zawie, recently presented a paper at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, held in Princeton, New Jersey. They performed "Jesuit Latin Drama: Stratolces, or War" as part of the paper session "Scholarship on the Horizon: Undergraduate Research in Classical Studies." Professor Thomas McCreight assisted in the project.

Spring 2008

Faculty News

Congratulations to Professor Walsh, who was recently awarded the nation's highest teaching award for teaching classics at the college level. Dr. Walsh will be honored for his achievements at a reception hosted by the President and the Dean of the college on Friday April 11.

Professor Walsh has a blog! Read the news from "A Classic View."

Student News

This semester one of our junior majors, Nathan Zawie, is studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy.

Junior major, Nathan Zawie, has been accepted into the summer session at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. This is a distinguished achievement for an undergraduate. Nate has recently won a summer study grant from Loyola's Center for Humanities so he can take advantage of this unusual opportunity. Congratulations, Nate!

A group of majors in classics won first prize in the humanities division of the undergraduate research colloquium on Friday, April 2. They presented their work of the last year in translating and annotating Stratocles or War. This play, written in Latin in various versions between 1578 and 1590, was written by the Jesuit scholar Jacobus Pontanus. Pontanus, among his other achievements, was important in developing the Ratio Studiorum or the official plan of Jesuit education that has continued to be the foundational document of university instruction in Jesuit schools. The play has never before been translated into English, and it will appear later in 2008 in Loyola's own Aperio series published by Apprentice House. The students involved in the presentation were: Cailin Allender, Michael Campitelli, Caitlin Engler, Richard Gibbons, Irene Murphy. Congratulations on a job well done!

Rebecca Cureton, who will be studying abroad in Newcastle next year, has won a summer study grant from Loyola's Center for Humanities to study Shakespearean acting this summer in England.

Fall 2007

Faculty News

Professor Martha Taylor is back from her sabbatical. She spent the 2006-2007 academic year working on a book on Thucydides.

Professor Daniella Widdows has left for another job after three successful years. We wish her luck in her new post as assistant professor of classics at Hampden-Sydney College.

William Short has joined our faculty as visiting assistant professor.

Student News

Several upper-level Latin students are taking part in "Pontanus: Jesuit Latin Drama on War and Peace." Under the guidance of Professor Thomas McCreight, they will be translating Stratocles sive Bellum, a play composed by the Jesuit Jacobus Pontanus. Once translated and annotated, the students' collaborative work will be published by Apprentice House, the country's only campus-based, student-staffed book publishing company.

Spring 2007

Student News

Irene Murphy, classics major in the class of 2008, is studying abroad this semester at The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.

Fall 2006

Faculty News

Professor Martha Taylor is on leave the academic year 2006-07, working on a book on Thucydides.

Fall 2005

Faculty News

Daniel Holmes from the University of Virginia has joined our faculty.  He will be teaching several classes of introductory and intermediate Latin and Greek this year.

Professor Thomas McCreight will be on leave for the academic year 2004-05, working on a book on Apuleius.

Student News

Two of the department's students, one major and one minor in the class of 2005, were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Congratulations to Treasa Beyer and Alyssa Newton. Alyssa will be continuing her studies in classics at the post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A major and a minor, Lauren Cox and Daniel Hahesy, were inducted into Eta Sigma Phi, as was Alyssa Newton. Daniel will be continuing his education in classics in the Latin M.A.  program at Boston College.

Fall 2004

Faculty News

Daniella Widdows from USC has joined our faculty. She will be teaching several classes of introductory and intermediate Latin and Greek this year.

Professor Robert Miola is on leave this fall, working on a book on the Catholic renaissance. He has a prestigious fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Congratulations!

Professor Joseph Walsh will be on leave in the spring, working on a book on the reception of the Classics in Victorian Europe, especially England.

Student News

One of the department's majors in the class of 2004, also a member of Eta Sigma Phi, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Congratulations to Michael Vincze.  Miska is pursuing graduate study in Classics at Boston College.