Classics Alumni News — Fall 2018

Message from the Chair | Changing faces but same mission

The department you once knew is still, in what’s important, the department we are today. We remain committed to teaching the importance of knowing about the ancient Greek and Roman world… What’s changed are the faces.

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Century-old Ellis gets sustainable, accessible make-over

Architects are turning the inside of Ellis Hall from a maze of offices and classrooms into a welcoming learning space. 

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Lancaster named to three-year post at American Academy in Rome

Archaeologist, architectural historian and educator Dr. Lynne C. Lancaster is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the Humanities at the American Academy in Rome.

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Perez Sheldon advising on Smithsonian’s ‘Science and Region in American History'

“The National Museum of American History is interested in doing an exhibit that will feature the role of both science and religion and their role in American history, broadly conceived,” Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon explains.

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Gawande Chair and Lecture Series enters fifth year of exploring Indian culture

Within just five years, the generosity of two longtime Athens and Ohio University community members has helped established OHIO as a leader in the teaching, research and discussion of Indian history, religion and philosophy.

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Lybarger talks about Palestinian experiences in eCampus Spotlight Sunday

"My interest in Islam and Muslim societies and cultures goes all the way back to the very beginnings of my life. I was born in Pakistan in 1964 and lived there until I was 7 years old," says Dr. Loren Lybarger.

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Bernstein publishes two books in 2017

Dr. Neil Bernstein published "Seneca: Hercules Furens" in the Bloomsbury series "Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy" and edited "Silius Italicus, Punica 2."

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Newman named visiting lecturer at Monmouth College

Alana Newman, BA '09, was named a visiting lecturer at Monmouth College for 2018-19. She earned a B.A. in Classical Civilization.

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Upcoming events

Put A&S Homecoming tent on your calendar, Oct. 20

Find College of Arts & Sciences faculty, staff and alumni at Homecoming 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tailgreat Park. Sample food grown at the OHIO Student Farm and prepared by Food Studies theme students. Register to win a two-night stay at the Ohio University Inn.
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Alumni sneak peek of renovated Ellis Hall, Oct. 20

Get an insider’s tour of renovations to Ellis Hall during Homecoming 2018.
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Save the Date | Arts & Sciences Student-Alumni Networking, Jan. 31

Mark your calendars for the college’s third annual Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Jan. 31, 2019. You have valuable experiences to share about career choices, graduate school and internships. Come back to Athens to help fellow Bobcats get a jump on their careers.
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There are many ways to be involved, including networking, one-on-one conversations, resume review, or employer tables. Learn more and RSVP. Or contact Lisa Cohen, director of external relations, at

Challenging dialogues — Events on campus and on A&S TV

In his inaugural address, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis challenged the University to become a place where dialogue and rigorous, civil debate are institutional hallmarks. See what’s happening in the college, including many events that will be on A&S TV.
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Career corner

Can you help students? Get involved!

The Bobcat alumni network is incredibly productive in giving OHIO students a great start on successful career paths. If you could benefit from access to Bobcat career services … or if you know of internship opportunities … or if you want to help your department support students, there are many ways to get involved, both in Athens and from afar.

If you’re interested in connecting with a department, educational enrichment, networking, or coming to campus, contact Lisa Cohen.

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