Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower, Classics Undergraduate Director, enters HighPoint.com Stadium at the start of the Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences convocation, preceded by Classics Administrator Tandria Cooper (with placard)
This past Sunday (19 May), Rutgers’ HighPoint.com Stadium was the sun-drenched venue for the University’s 253rd commencement exercises. Fully 18,825 candidates received undergraduate or graduate degrees, making the Class of 2019 the University’s largest ever.
Ten of the 12,187 baccalaureate degree recipients majored in Classics: Kathleen M. Carmien (double major with English), Max J. Duboff (with Philosophy), Emily V. Ezzo (with English), Khaleel-Allen Jackson, Olivia Lombardo (with Political Science), Ivan Maiorov (with an additional minor in Greek), Matthew R. Martin (with History), Emmet A. O’Brien (with History), Margarita Osmanoff, and Joseph V. Santoro (with Economics).
Plus Kathleen Carmien, Max Duboff, and Emily Ezzo received Honors for their work in the Classics major.
The oceanic crowd of Rutgers graduates in HighPoint.com Stadium, as seen from the camera of Professor Emily Allen-Hornblower (at right)
The Cook / Douglass campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be the location for “Food and Drink in the Ancient World” (Friday 31 May-Saturday 1 June), an international conference organized by Rutgers Classics graduate students Emmanuel Aprilakis and Nicole Nowbahar, with the co-sponsorship of the Rutgers departments of Classics, Art History, and Italian, its Center for European Studies, and especially the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (which has provided major support). The Classical Association of the Atlantic States also has helped fund the proceedings with a generous Leadership Initiative Grant.
If you are interested in attending, please register here. (Best by 27 May.) And check out the full exciting program below!