Congratulations to our 2017 ASSU Award Winners!

Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith for winning the Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award at the Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) Awards Ceremony on March 22, 2017. Co-nominators Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris from the undergraduate CLASSU Senate were on hand to present Professor Keith with this award alongside ASSU President Ondiek Odour.

CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei also received the Katharine Ball Graduating Award for Course Unions for his four years of service on the CLASSU Senate.

More information about the awards available for undergraduate students and about nominations for the teaching and service awards is available on the ASSU website, and more photos from the event are on Facebook.

Left: ASSU President Ondiek Odour, Professor Alison Keith, Classics Students Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris (Photo Credit: ASSU)

Right: ASSU Executive Assistant Jane Seto, Co-Recipients Indigenous Studies Students’ Union President Jennifer Sylvester and CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei, ASSU Student Advisor Gavin Nowlan (Photo Credit: ASSU)

CLASSU Academic Seminar for Undergraduate Students

Room LI 220

Calling all Classics undergraduates! Come join CLASSU and our own Professor Jarrett Welsh as he takes a non-systematic look at the role agricultural language plays in Latin and the way in which agriculture provides the semantic arena and analogy for a lot of Latin that has nothing directly to do with farming.

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Undergraduate Conference: Assembly of the Plebs

Room LI 220

The undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) invites the Department and any interested faculty and students to its third annual Assembly of the Plebs Conference. Please see below for the schedule. Breakfast and lunch provided free of charge. Paper titles subject to change. Each talk is scheduled to last 30 minutes, with five-minute breaks between each talk. We will also be accepting forms and payment for Department hoodies – please see the CLASSU website for further information.

10:30am – Room Opens for Breakfast (Tim Hortons)
10:50am – Opening Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei and Professor Eph Lytle)
11:00am – Jeffery Schulman: “The Case for a Palmyrene Deus Sol Invictus”
11:35am – Sophia Alkhoury: “Religion and magic in Greek antiquity: a dividing line or a comprehensive spectrum?”
12:10pm – Andrew Mayo: “Sophism and the Irrational in Cyclops”
12:45pm – Seán Stewart: ““I Don’t Know How to Greek”: The Background and Social Context of P.Col. 4 66”
1:20pm – Lunch Break (Subway Sandwiches)
2:00pm – Laura Harris: “Barbarian or Greek Murder? Medea’s Gift of Clothing and Identity in Euripides’ Medea”
2:35pm – Samantha Mazzilli: “Romana simplicitate: Obscenity and Authority in Latin Epigram and Graffiti”
3:10pm – Closing Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei)

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 CLASSU Executive

2016-2017 CLASSU Senate

The annual GM and Fall Elections for the Undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) Executive were held recently. Congratulations are due to this year’s CLASSU Senate!

President: Willem Crispin-Frei
Vice-President: Sam Mazzilli
Secretary: Elizabeth Colonna
Treasurer: Toby Keymer
Senators: Sophia Alkhoury, Gabriel Calderon, Laura Harris, Annabelle Kolomeisky, Samantha Odrowaz-Sekely, Allison Suba, Felipe Vallejo

For Senate biographies, please see the CLASSU website.