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W&M’s working group on naming, renaming submits final report

William & Mary’s Working Group on the Principles of Naming and Renaming (PNR) this week presented its final report to President Katherine A. Rowe, who accepted it during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday in the Alumni House.

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Molly Swetnam-Burland wins national teaching award

Professor Swetnam-Burland has been awarded a 2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies, the most prestigious teaching award for college teachers of Classical Studies in the US.

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W&M faculty, students excavate Sanctuary of the Great Gods

William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.

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Department Hosts First Archaeology Day

On September 21 the department hosted the first W&M Archaeology Day, at which students and faculty of several departments shared news of their research and excavations.

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Students orginize first Classical Studies Colloquium

Students in the Department of Classical Studies will be organizing and presenting the first Classical Studies Colloquium designed to showcase student research in the department.

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Prof. Stephens offers new course on slavery

This semester Prof. Jessica Stephens of the Department of Classical Studies at W&M is offering a new course comparing ancient slavery to slavery in other places and times up to and including the current day. The course is one of the COLL 300 courses being offered on campus under the banner of the theme "Bodies that Matter".

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W&M students meet Caligula & other friends

A trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, arranged by Professors Andrew Ward and Zackary Wainer, gave W&M students a close encounter with many examples of the ancient artworks artifacts that they have been studying.

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Student Research Spotlight

Senior Classical Studies major Nicholas Rudman tells us all about his exciting senior thesis research!