Fill a room with teachers, hand them philosophical texts and pose centuries-old questions about the nature of spirituality and religion, and the conversation is bound to get interesting. Read more
Colgate faculty members will join together to walk the Camino de Santiago, the route to the shrine of the apostle St. James who is said to be buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The interdisciplinary experience is made possible through the Kallgren Fund, an endowed fund created to support faculty members at Colgate.
According to The New Republic, when a team uncovers the oldest known temple in the Roman world, it’s a Big Deal (caps intended). For Colgate archaeologist Albert Ammerman to be part of the discovery is a Really Big Deal.
Students considering a career in law might not immediately make the connection to ancient philosophers Socrates and Plato, but they should.
Alumni from the Department of the Classics returned to campus March 26 to talk about how their majors, ranging from Latin to Greek to classics studies, have propelled them to success in both law school and in their legal careers.
Two Colgate professors — Rebecca Miller Ammerman, classics, and Randy Fuller, biology — along with seven collaborative partners across the globe, received major research grants from Colgate’s Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute. Both projects, as envisioned by Harvey M. Picker ’36 when he established the institute in 2006, extend the reach and resources of Colgate faculty members so they can tackle scientific problems in creative new ways. Read more
Forty-eight hours after posting his first installment of Ancient Greek Religion online at Udemy.com, Robert Garland had 99 viewers for his new video course. Garland, professor of classics at Colgate, is one of about a dozen professors from universities including Duke, Northwestern, and Stanford who donated content that is now available at no charge through Udemy’s Faculty Project.
Technically Latin is a dead language, but that’s not how it feels when taught by William (Bill) Stull, associate professor of the classics. Stull recently was awarded the 2011 Award for Excellence in Teaching by The American Philological Association (APA), which is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.