Monthly Archives: May 2015

For RU Classics prof Emily Allen-Hornblower, tenure, promotion and a top teaching prize


Emily Allen-Hornblower, Associate Professor of Classics at Rutgers-New Brunswick

First things first. Mega-congratulations are very much in order for Rutgers Classics faculty member Emily Allen-Hornblower, who in spring 2015 received tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. This brings the number of full-time tenured faculty in the Classics Department to seven, plus one additional tenured member with a joint appointment. Well done, to say the least!

But wait, there’s more. One of the most prized distinctions that Rutgers offers its newly tenured faculty members is the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. The Fellowship, which includes the establishment of a special research account, honors outstanding teaching and scholarly work. In 2015 just five Presidential Fellowships were awarded across the entire University, i.e., our New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses.

One of the two 2015 recipients from the School of Arts & Sciences-New Brunswick was none other than Emily Allen-Hornblower—a significant first for Rutgers Classics. At a 5 May ceremony at the Rutgers Visitors Center, Allen-Hornblower was recognized by Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi “for her passionate dedication to teaching and mentoring, and her skillful guidance of class discussions, which allows students to discover for themselves how to find the answers to important questions.”

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At 249th anniversary commencement, RU Classics celebrates its 2015 graduates

Classics 2014 Posing as we file in for SAS convocation

Rutgers Classics’15, accompanied by undergraduate director Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower, take the first seats at the School of Arts & Sciences convocation

First, some numbers. An estimated 16,465 graduates received degrees from Rutgers at graduation ceremonies on 17 May of this year, the 249th since the founding of the university in 1766. Baccalaureate degrees accounted for 10,593 of the 2015 total, give or take a few. Master’s degrees added up to 3,951; doctorates another 1,919.

Many of the graduating students assembled at High Point Solutions Stadium had good reason to feel lost in a crowd. But that wasn’t the case for those from Rutgers Classics, which proudly contributed .0007% of the day’s degree recipients. Though enrollments for the largest classes in our department frequently push capacity, the language-based major and the graduate degrees remain a highly personalized experience, with intensive teaching and close advisement in the best liberal arts tradition.


Rutgers Classics’15—and their undergraduate director—about to take the field at High Point Solutions Stadium

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