Stratis Papaioannou wins University's Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award

Stratis Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Classics, won this year's Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award. The award is given annually by the University to a "faculty member who has made a significant contribution as an advisor or mentor to graduate students."

Read more about the award here.

Congratulations, Stratis!

(Distributed May 17, 2012)

"Being Nobody" Conference Set to Begin

From April 13-15, Brown will be hosting a conference entitled: "Being Nobody? Understanding Slavery Thirty Years After Slavery and Social Death

The international conference has been organized by Professor John Bodel, Chair of the Department of Classics at Brown, and Professor Walter Scheidel of Stanford University. 

Full details are available on the conference website:

(Distributed April 10, 2012)

Professor Pucci Named One of Best Professors in Nation

Professor Joseph Pucci has been named one of the top 300 professors in the nation in the Princeton Review's new guidebook The Best 300 Professors. The guidebook includes a profile of Prof. Pucci, who is particularly commended for his courses Fortunatus and The Idea of Self

Prof. Pucci is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Classics, and has long been recognized at the university as an exceptional, dedicated, and beloved teacher. He is one of five Brown professors to be profiled in the new book. 

(Distributed April 10, 2012)

Classics Concentrator Awarded UTRA for Summer 2012

Adam Katz, a Brown sophomore, has been awarded an UTRA (Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award) from the Dean of the College for a summer research collaboration with Johanna Hanink (Assistant Professor of Classics). The UTRA has been granted for a project entitled "Theatrical Self-Referentiality in Greek Drama".

As part of this research collaboration, Katz will be creating a coded database of instances in Classical Greek tragedy in which actors draw attention to their status as performers within a play. 

Read more about Brown's UTRA awards here.

(Distributed April 10, 2012)

2012 Language Prize Exams

Language Exams Details:


2012 Language Prize Exams

See the above information for details regarding the dates and times of the competitive examinations.

For more information, please contact Professor Joseph Pucci at joseph_pucci@

(Distributed April 3, 2012)