MCLLC Grad Student Awarded Classics Association Scholarship

By Dara Vance

The Classical Association has awarded Laura Manning, a master's student studying classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, a scholarship to participate in a panel presentation at the association’s 2016 annual conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

Manning will be presenting her paper “Living Latin at the University of Kentucky,” and is excited for the opportunity to interact and speak Latin with international scholars. “I will have the chance to share ideas with classics scholars from around the United Kingdom and around the world,” Manning said.

Manning will be discussing the University of Kentucky’s innovations in classics pedagogy and the way UK students benefit from the program.

Manning is a non-traditional student, with three adult children and a grandchild, and finds the Institute for Latin Studies at UK to be a perfect fit.

“This program really takes students beyond a traditional classics program,” she said.

Manning’s trip to Edinburgh will be her first time traveling outside of the United States. 

“My studies here at UK have provided me with numerous opportunities to interact with scholars from around the world. I am most looking forward to stepping foot in another country and widening my perspective on the world,“ she said.

Laura will graduate with an M.A in Classics and a graduate certificate in Latin Studies.  In the fall, she will begin work on an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in education sciences at the University of Kentucky.

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