Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Classics Week 2010 / Classical Studies Outstanding Student Award

Kudos to the Society for Ancient Languages at UAH for a successful Classics Week 2010, featuring guest speaker Dr. Bryan Ward-Perkins from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Ward-Perkins gave two lectures on the controversial fall of the Roman Empire on Friday April 9, “The Death and (very slow) Rebirth of Public Statuary, 300-1500AD,” and “A Real Economic Melt-down – The End of Roman Britain."

Society members and friends and Dr. Ward-Perkins also gathered at Dr. Gerberding's Castle on Saturday April 10 for the annual Convivium.

Pictured here see Dr. Ward-Perkins with Society members at the Castle and at the US Space and Rocket Center.

Society President Joseph Baxley was instrumental in making this year's Classics Week a success. As a recognition of his leadership, as well as his superb academic achievement, Joseph was recognized on Honors Day April 6, 2010, with the Outstanding Classical Studies Award. See Joseph here after the Honors convocation with Dr. Gerberding, Society advisor, and Latin student Julia Paul, who read a selection from Cicero, translated by Joseph, to conclude the Honors convocation.

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