Category: General News

Invitation to apply to the Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship

March 26th, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News

Happy Greek Independence Day!

Boston University is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship through May 1, 2015. The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. To apply, eligible students must complete a two-page application and write a short essay.

Established in 1985, the endowed scholarship fund is a gift from Boston University alumnus Nicholas Gage (DGE’61, COM’63, Hon.’85) in honor of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis. The scholarship serves to recognize and memorialize her struggle and martyrdom to protect her children’s lives and to secure their freedom against Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War, which resulted in her death at the guerrillas’ hands. A renowned author, Gage depicted the story of his mother’s life in a prize-winning biography Eleni, which he subsequently produced as a feature film of the same title.

A selection committee comprised of representatives from the University selects scholarship recipients on the basis of written applications. All applicants will receive notification in writing as to the decision of the committee. To obtain an Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship application, contact Liberty Collom, Senior Assistant Director BU Financial Assistance, via email at

In advance of the May 1 deadline, completed applications should be returned to Liberty Collom via e-mail, postal mail or hand-delivery to the BU Financial Assistance, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

Fall 2015 courses announced!

March 2nd, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News

Undergraduate courses for the Fall 2015 semester have been announced! Check our course webpage for more information. Many of these descriptions offer more details than those on studentlink. Topics for seminar courses will be added once they become available.

Loeb receives the PROSE award

February 13th, 2015 in Faculty News, General News

The Digital Loeb Classical Library has won the PROSE Award (American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence) in the category “eProduct/Best in Humanities. See the announcement here.

Prof. Samons on the Radio

November 18th, 2014 in Faculty News, General News

Hear an interview (here) with our own Professor Jay Samons on the recent discovery of the Tomb of Amphipolis!

BUPh in the Daily Free Press

November 12th, 2014 in General News, Undergraduate News

Check out the article in the Daily Free Press about the BU Philhellenes Project and an event the group is hosting tonight!


Alumni Weekend at BU

September 30th, 2014 in Alumni-news, General News

Alumni traveled from near and far to join Classics faculty at the Core-Classics Reception on September 20th. We hope to see more familiar faces next year!

Professors Esposito, Nelson, and Vasaly visited alumna Emily (Klaser) Bassett on her battleship, the USS Arlington. Check it out here.

From left:  Michael Maguire (BA 1993), Ashley McIntosh (BA 2006), Prof. James Uden, Prof. Ann Vasaly, Prof. Stephanie Nelson, Ms. Sophie Klein (PhD 2013), Beth Beriau Jacquet (BA 1993)

From left: Michael Maguire (BA 1993), Ashley McIntosh (BA 2006), Prof. James Uden, Prof. Ann Vasaly, Prof. Stephanie Nelson, Ms. Sophie Klein (PhD 2013), Beth Beriau Jacquet (BA 1993)






















Alumni Weekend with the Classics Department!

September 15th, 2014 in Alumni-news, General News

College of Arts & Sciences Core & Classics Reception

Core and the Classics Department are hosting a reception for all alumni in the Core office, CAS 119. Faculty from both Core and Classics will join the alumni for excellent refreshments and even better conversation. A wonderful chance to catch up with your fellow alumni and former professors.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Core Office, CAS 119, 685 Commonwealth Avenue

International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) Conference Announced

September 10th, 2014 in Department Event Recap, Faculty News, General News

The second annual conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies (ISLALS) will convene on the campus of Boston University on November 14-15, 2014. The theme of the conference is High and Low Literature in Late Antiquity. Can and should we separate the two categories? What areas of late antique literature confirm or problematize this distinction? How did late antique authors think about the high and the low? How did they use the categories rhetorically? How, historically, have critics brought those categories to bear on the reception of late antique literature?

The conference is free for the general public, and we welcome all to attend (please RSVP for the lectures on the Facebook page). There will be a conference dinner for speakers. Please send queries about conference particulars to James Uden ( General queries about ISLALS may be sent to any member of the steering committee: Scott McGill (, Joseph Pucci (, and David Bright (

For dinner registration and additional information, please visit

BU in Athens Recap

August 1st, 2014 in Faculty News, General News, Undergraduate News

The BU Philhellenes have returned from their studies and travels in Greece. Read about their adventures here.

Newsletter Available!

July 10th, 2014 in Alumni-news, Faculty News, General News, Graduate Student News, Undergraduate News

The Newsletter has been published on our website. Check out what the faculty, graduates students, and alumni have been up to this year. A special thank you to everyone who contributed. The Newsletter can be found here.
A supplement to the Newsletter, including many pictures from the annual Aristophanes play can also be found on our website, here.