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Professors prepare their last lectures
[9/20/2014]
Four Baylor professors -- among them our own Dr. White -- will get the chance to give their last lectures ever this weekend- at least, the lectures they would want to give if they knew it would be their last.
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Classics Welcomes Four New Lecturers in Fall 2014
[8/26/2014]
The Classics Department has increased its ranks of inspired teacher-scholars with three new visiting lecturers in Latin as well as a permanent lecturer. The long search process that was conducted last year to fill the permanent lecturer post yielded additional dividends in the hiring of scholars we met during the search process. Our new colleagues come to Baylor classics with PhDs from strong doctoral programs.
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Researcher from Spain Visits Classics Department
[8/24/2014]
Visiting scholars frequently use the relative August calm on the Baylor campus for research and writing. During August, 2014, Dr. Ana Gonzales-Rivas Fernandez from the Complutense University of Madrid took up residence in the Armstrong Browning Library to research the library's renowned collection of nineteenth-century documents related to Elizabeth and Robert Browning and their impressive circle.
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Classics Department Receives Gift of Two Paintings
[7/14/2014]
For many years the books in the classics library and lounge on the third floor of Morrison Hall have served as ready reference for the faculty and student members of Baylor’s Classics Department. The core of that collection was formed from the personal library of Professor Henry Trantham, a Baylor classics professor in the early to mid-20th century. On his retirement he donated many of his books to the university.
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Dr. Nodes on "John Colet, John Chrysostom, and Christocentric Humanism."
[5/19/2014]
Dr. Nodes addresses the 2014 Renaissance Society of America.
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TWO winners in a National Greek and Latin Translation Contest!
[5/14/2014]
Baylor Classics students win prizes in national Greek and Latin translation competition.
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University of Minnesota’s Oliver Nicholson Will Lecture on the Great Persecution
[3/14/2014]
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2014) – Baylor’s departments of classics, religion, English and Great Texts will host a lecture Tuesday, March 18, by Oliver Nicholson, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s department of classical and near eastern studies.
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Latin Day celebrates language, Roman culture at Baylor
[3/7/2014]
“Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana” has long served as a simple and stirring statement of Baylor University’s purpose and mission. And you’ve probably realized the phrase is Latin, even if it only registered once and you never thought about it again. But a lot of people at Baylor — as well as high school students throughout […]
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Ancient Roman Writings and Art Explained in Honors College Lecture
[1/15/2014]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2013) - As part of its year-long lecture series, the Baylor Honors College will host Two Illustrated Lectures Friday, Jan. 17, with Alden Smith, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and Piergiacomo Petrioli, Ph.D., adjunct professor in the Italy Program at the University of Oregon.
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Baylor Society for Early Christianity Presents Panel Discussion on Constantine
[2/25/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) - The Baylor Society for Early Christianity (BSEC), a student organization within Baylor's department of religion, will present a panel discussion and lecture on Emperor Constantine's role in religious history. The panel will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 27, in Kayser Auditorium in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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Institute for Studies of Religion and Department of Classics Welcome Dirk Obbink
[11/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
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Harvard Classics Professor Will Explain Impact of the Poet Virgil at Baylor
[11/13/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2013) - Baylor's department of classics welcomes Harvard University's Richard F. Thomas as he presents his paper, "Transatlantic Virgil: Colonialism, Empire and the Poetics of Exile," from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.
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University of London's Michelle Brown Can Prove Ancient Manuscripts Still Matter
[11/8/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2013) - In the world where social media, apps and Google lie at the tips of our fingers, huge, clunky manuscripts from the Biblical era are simply irrelevant. Right?
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Brill announces Dr. Nodes latest work.
[10/30/2013]
Classics Department Chair Dan Nodes and Daniel T. Lochman of Texas State University, San Marcos have collaborated to publish an edition and translation of John Colet's commentary on Dionysius the Areopagite's Ecclesiastical Hierarchy.
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Baylor Art History Students Explore Roman Emperor's Political Ideology
[10/9/2013]
Dr. Elkins leads student research team in investigation of the political iconography found in coinage from the reign of the Roman emperor Nerva.
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Baylor Students Uncover Lost Mosaics
[9/6/2013]
Baylor professor and students help excavate Late Roman synagogue in Israel.
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Senior Amy Welch Receives Special Permission to Study Roman Wall Paintings From Pompeii
[8/28/2013]
Amy Welch, a senior University Scholar, travelled to Italy this summer to conduct research for her Honors thesis on Roman wall painting. Her thesis project, directed by Dr. Alden Smith, focuses on the program of wall painting within the House of the Cithara Player in Pompeii. This impressive house belonged to L. Popidius Secundus, an associate of Nero, who was undertaking extensive renovations at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 70. Amy received special permission to spend an entire day surveying and photographing the house, which is normally closed to the public.
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Wycliffe College and Oxford University Host LOGOS Conference
[7/17/2013]
Baylor Scholars Participate in a Big Way
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Honors College Welcomes University of Pennsylvania Professor to Speak on Roman Antiquity
[5/7/2013]
Written in the Latin language, Roman literature remains an enduring reflection of the culture and traditions of ancient Rome. Baylor University's Honors College welcomes Joseph Farrell, Ph.D., professor of classics at the University of Pennsylvania, for a lecture on Roman antiquity.
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Honors Alumna Faith Wardlaw Participates on The American Bible Challenge Game Show
[4/24/2013]
From the S.G.S. Newsletter: After graduating, [Honors College alumna Faith Wardlaw] became a novice with the Ann Arbor Dominicans, taking the name Sr. Peter Joseph. Sr. Peter Joseph has recently made headlines, as she and two of her fellow sisters have been beating out competing teams in a Bible trivia gameshow hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Sr. Peter Joseph was also interviewed by "Zenit News," a worldwide Catholic news organization.
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Sisters Go to Final Round of Bible Contest
[4/24/2013]
The three Bible experts from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, have secured a spot in the May 23 finale of "The American Bible Challenge" game show. [Sr. Peter Joseph is Honors College alumna Faith Wardlaw.]
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Honors College Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship
[4/24/2013]
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Manson A. Steward Scholarships, which are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students of Classics. One of seven recipients is Honors College student Kirsten Kappelman. CAMWS awards $1,000.00 scholarships to a limited number of undergraduate students majoring in Classics at the sophomore or junior level at a CAMWS college or university. Nominees must be nominated by a teacher and recipients of the scholarship are expected to take a minimum of two courses in Latin or Greek (normally at least one per quarter or semester) during the junior or senior year in which the scholarship is held.
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Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
[4/18/2013]
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2013) - Three preeminent scholar/teachers from the University of Missouri, New York University and Universith of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2014.
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Latin Day 2013
[3/7/2013]
On Friday, 1 March, the Department of Classics welcomed to campus more than two hundred high school students from Waco, Dallas-Forth Worth, Austin and San Antonio for the ninth annual Baylor Latin Day.
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The Noble Advocate: Law versus rhetoric in the courts of the late Republic
[3/4/2013]
Visiting scholar to examine the tension between sound legal argument and rhetorical flourish in one of the Republic's most famous cases.
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World-renowned pianist presents personal account of the effects music and literature have on one's actions
[11/6/2012]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2012) - Helge Antoni, a much sought-after pianist worldwide both in solo recitals and in concertos with orchestra, will speak at Baylor on how the arts and humanities encourage acts of compassion through one's life and work.
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World Class Pianist Visits Baylor
[11/4/2012]
World class pianist to perform at Baylor and discuss relationship between the humanities and the arts.
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Classical Connections in the High Renaissance
[10/3/2012]
Dr. Nodes explains the importance of his recent work on Giles of Viterbo.
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Baylor Welcomes Dr. Joan Breton Connelly, Renowned Scholar of Greek Art and Religion
[9/24/2012]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2012) - Joan Breton Connelly, Ph.D., professor of classics at New York University, will present a lecture titled, "The Parthenon Revisited: Daughters, Democracy and the Ultimate Sacrifice."
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International students and scholars drawn to Baylor to study rare Biblical artifacts
[7/26/2012]
Ancient biblical manuscripts. Expert professors. Eager undergraduate and grad students. That recipe makes sense at Baylor, and was exactly the scene at Armstrong Browning Library last month during the first-ever Logos Institute, a week-long summer event for students ready to analyze papyrus fragments, worship, pray, ponder universal questions such as God's existence and learn how to logically defend [...]
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International Scholar-Mentors and Students Come to Baylor to Study Rare Biblical Artifacts During Summer Institute
[7/10/2012]
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2012) -- Paul DuPont -- newly armed with a master's of divinity degree and with experience as an associate pastor under his belt -- turned wrestler during a recent week's visit to Baylor University. That's wrestling as in grappling with the languages of Hebrew and Greek in ancient documents. DuPont was one of 31 international students chosen to attend a summer institute at Baylor University that gave them the chance to examine rare artifacts and texts under the mentorship of leading international scholars.
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Baylor Grads Win F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis
[5/1/2012]
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2012) - Three Baylor University graduates -- Robert Hill, Shingo Kihira and Caleb Simone -- were recently named the 2011 recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, honoring undergraduate thesis writers in Baylor's Honors Program.
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Baylor OVPR Welcomes UT Professor for Special Colloquium in Religion
[1/27/2012]
Dr. Karl Galinsky, Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a lecture, "Why God Chose the Time of Augustus for the Birth of Christ," at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Miller Chapel of the Tidwell Bible Building on the Baylor University campus.
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Renowned Classics Scholar to Visit Baylor Through Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Program
[11/8/2011]
Baylor University students and faculty will have a chance to "learn from the pagans" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Armstrong Browning Library Foyer of Meditation when visiting scholar James O'Donnell, Ph.D., professor of classics and provost at Georgetown University, presents, "The Death of the Gods: What We Can Learn from the Pagans."
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Baylor Undergrad Students Get Rare Chance for In-Person Research on Ancient Manuscripts
[9/13/2011]
Fragments of ancient, rare manuscripts of Greek classical poetry, Greek philosophy and Judeo-Christian Scriptures are being retrieved from papier-mâché-like mummy wrappings on loan to Baylor University -- all part of an international project that is giving undergraduate humanities students a unique opportunity for hands-on research.
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