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Classics Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship to Study in Athens, Greece

Congratulations are in order for graduate student Jonathan Meyer who has been awarded a fellowship to attend The American School of Classical Studies at Athens next year. Meyer, a Master’s student in the UK Classics Department, will spend the 2012-2013 school year in Greece studying the history and culture of ancient Greece and the Hellenic world.

Classics Students Awarded Otis Singletary Fellowship

The fellowship is a one-time scholarship awarded to graduating seniors who are continuing their post-baccalaureate education at UK. Paralleling the growth of the classics program, awards such as these contribute to the continued success in attracting some of the best students from around the world, and especially in keeping the ones who already call the classics program home.

Latin Is Not Dead: Latin as a Living Language with Jonathan Meyer

Latin is not dead, at least not at the University of Kentucky. "Latin is spoken as a living language here" says Jonathan Meyer, a graduate student in the Latin Studies program. Jonathan was recently nominated in the Masters Category for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants. In this podcast, Guy Spriggs interviews Jonathan about his nomination as well as the unique aspects of the Latin Studies program.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Department of Classics Offers Unique Programming, Awarded Fellowship

Classics Masters' program has seen immense growth, attracting renowned scholars.

UK's Institute for Latin Studies: Milena Minkova

The University of Kentucky has one of the most distinguished Classics programs in the world, and the UK Institute for Latin Studies (Graduate Certificate Curriculum) is now celebrating its tenth year. In this podcast, Milena Minkova, Director of Graduate Studies in the Division of Classics, describes the Institute for Latin Studies, the unique methods used to teach Latin to students in the program, and the value of the Latin language in today's world. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Classics Awarded Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship

By: Jonathon Spalding

For two millennia the leading intellects of Western Europe expressed their most sophisticated thoughts in a language that is now largely considered extinct.

Dirk Sacré and Literary Latin: Terrence Tunberg

Latin may not be the standard language in everyday conversation anymore, but its use spans well after the fall of the Roman empire. In fact, a visiting scholar will be visiting UK on March 5th to talk about Latin's lasting literary legacy. Dirk Sacré, a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain Belgium, is going to present the talk "A Vast and Unexplored Continent: the Latin Literature of the 18th Century, at noon in room 208 of the Whitehall Classroom Building.

In this podcast, Terrence Tunberg, a professor in the Division of Classics and the Director of the UK Institute for Latin Studies, describes the importance of Latin in modern literature, and a bit about the lecture and Sacré's research. The talk is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Curriculum in Latin Studies, based in the Division of Classics in MCLLC. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the Department of History, and the Department of Philosophy.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett and Cheyenne Hohman.

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Reaping the Rewards of Studying Classics: Claire Heitzman

Claire Heitzman, Gaines Fellow and recipient of a 2011 CAMWS Manson Stewart Scholarship. Every year the Classical Association of the Middle West & South (CAMWS) awards $1,000 scholarships to a limited number of undergraduate students majoring in Classics at the sophomore or junior level at a CAMWS college or university. In this podcast, Heitzman talks about the award and the unique Classics program at UK.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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