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Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury

Robert Cargill in "Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury"

Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, Robert Cargill, appeared in and served as a script consultant for CNN's 6-part docuseries, "Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury," which aired this past summer.

Department of Classics Statement on Police Brutality and Violations of Black Life

In the face of ongoing protests in Iowa City and the disgraceful actions of our local law enforcement against protesters on the night of June 3rd, we are writing in support of and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and BLM protesters around the world. The Department of Classics stands with Iowa City protesters in demanding justice for police brutality and for all violations of Black life, including the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.

Five Classics Teaching Assistants Win Outstanding TA Awards

The Department of Classics is excited to announce that five Classics students and TAs have received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards by the Council on Teaching. This award recognizes teaching assistants who have demonstrated outstanding ability as teachers at the University of Iowa.
Homerathon 2020

Homerathon 2020 (Virtual)

Homerathon 2020 is organized by the University of Iowa Department of Classics and Eta Sigma Phi, the undergraduate honors society for classics students. Under normal situations, it is read aloud in person in a public spot on UI's campus. Readers sign up to participate in a continuous reading of Homer’s texts. Last year, we read all of the Iliad and half of the Odyssey over the course of 23 straight hours. This year, we're reading just the Odyssey (in English translation, of course!).

Keely Lake, Ph.D. University of Iowa (1971-2020)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Keely Lake on January 15, 2020. She received her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Iowa in 2001 and, since then, had been a visiting guest professor at Gettysburg College in 2001, Professor of Classical Greek and Latin at Wayland Academy from 2002 to 2018, and was teaching online courses for Montclair State, Wayne State University, and One Schoolhouse. She served for many years as Secretary of the Vergilian Society, was an active member of several Classics-related boards and organizations, and was a reader/table leader for standardized AP exams in Latin.

Ancient Civilization Graduate Awarded Fulbright to Italy

Nicole Hehr, who received a BA in ancient civilization from the University of Iowa in May 2019, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Italy for 2019-20. With her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Italy, Hehr will teach English at the high school level. She also plans to volunteer with a local medical organization or clinic and start a book club for students learning English.

Paul Dilley Named DSHB Faculty Scholar

Associate Professor Paul Dilley of the Department of Religious Studies and Department of Classics has been announced by the College of Liberal Arts and Science as part of the the 2018-19 class of Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) Faculty Scholars.