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Achievements

Karen Rosenbecker, Ph.D., received the Rev. Emmett M. Bienvenue, S.J. Distinguished Professorship in Classical Studies in March 2019. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Fr. Bienvenu, a professor of classical studies who taught for nearly 40 years at Loyola University New Orleans. Congratulations, Dr. Rosenbecker!

Loyola student Kyle Cleveland, under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Rosenbecker, developed a class project into a publication. His article Eugene Sandow's Grecian Ideal and the Birth of Modern Body Building was published in Philomathes: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (Vol. 2.1, May 2018).

On Thursday 11/29/2018, Classical Studies students Allie Belcher, Hera Bogdanos and MC Davis presented "Castle Craig: Perspectives in Archaeology", a talk that highlighted their coursework in principles of archaeology here at Loyola and their field experiences working on the inaugural dig at Castle Craig (Clan Urquhart)

Brianna Daniel-Harkins won the Bronze Medal in the 2017 College Greek Exam, the nationally standardized exam for assessing students in their first year of college-level Greek.

"I love the Greek language because it challenges me and does not forgive me--it forces me to forgive myself and allow myself to make mistakes while I translate. Translating is like a puzzle or a math problem to me and teaches me self discipline and critical thinking skills each and every day," says Daniel-Harkins, pictured wearing her prestigious medal. 

Dr. Connie Rodriguez, chair of the Classical Studies department and president of the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will present a lecture to the Caledonian Society on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in The Christopher Room located at 6254 Vicksburg Street.  Her topic will be "Kirkmichael, Castle Craig and the Urquhart Clan of the Black Isle, Scotland."

Bridget Thomas (Classical Studies major, 2016) has been accepted to the graduate program at the American University to pursue an MA in Arts Management.

Bridget Thomas (Classical Studies major, 2016) will attend Rutgers University beginning in the fall of 2016.  She will be pursuing an MA in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies.

Dr. Connie Rodriguez chaired a panel on Roman Archaeology at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Williamsburg, Virginina (March 16-19, 2016).

Dr. Rosenbecker presented her paper, "Two-a-Day: American Vaudeville and Greek Old Comedy", at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Williamsburg, Virgina (March 16-19, 2016).

Dr. Rosenbecker's adaptation of Aristophanes' Wealth (performed by the Theater department in Spring 2013) will appear in the Spring 2016 edition of "The Mercurian", a journal dedicated to discussion of translation and adaptation of plays, and their performances. 

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