Category: General News

BU Philhellenes Greek Night 2015!

November 17th, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News


Please join the BU Philhellenes for a great night of fun, food, music, dancing, and more at our Greek Night this Thursday, November 19 at 6pm in the Terrace Lounge, 2nd Floor of the GSU (behind the Ziskind Lounge)!! Everyone is welcome! Tickets are available for purchase for $5 at the BU Philhellenes table in the GSU Link starting Monday, Nov. 16 until the 19th, or at the door. The ticket not only gets you admission, but also a gyro (Wow! Greek food for dinner for only $5!). We hope to see you all there and look forward to eating, dancing, and having a good time all together.

Check out our Facebook event and the attached flyer for more info:

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BU Professor Uden Hosts ‘Literary Interactions’ Conference

June 24th, 2015 in Faculty News, General News

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies James Uden hosted a conference entitled “Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian 3: ‘Literary Interactions across Linguistic, Cultural and Religious Boundaries.’”

“The third conference in the international research project ‘Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan, and Hadrian’ was held at Boston University, organized by James Uden and funded through the generous assistance of the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. There were fifteen speakers in all, who came from the UK, Europe, Canada, and throughout the US, and a number of graduate students, who participated in lively discussions and chaired the panels. The emphasis of this year’s conference was interaction across lines of language, culture, and religion. Again, the papers shed light on a wide variety of interactions of different kinds, many of which cannot be seen merely by attention to verbal parallels between texts.”

You can read the rest of Professor Uden’s summary, including  abstracts and working papers,  on the University of St. Andrews website.

New Language Learning website

June 4th, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News

Check out the new one-stop shopping site for information about language study here at BU. Find all the majors and minors that require language study, a list of all 28 languages taught at BU (including Ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Latin) and so much more!

Bookmark it now:

Congratulations to Jeremy Fischer and Meghan Kelly!

May 18th, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News

Major Jeremy Fischer with Profs. Varhelyi, Uden, and Johnson

Jeremy Fischer with Profs. Varhelyi, Uden, and Johnson

Congratulations to Jeremy Fischer, a major in Ancient Greek and Latin, and Meghan Kelly, a major in Classical Civilization for successfully defending their theses. Jeremy’s thesis is entitled “Ovid’s Panopticon: Politics, Poetic Structure and the Fragmented Persona in the Amores.” He received an Alumni Award for Writing Excellence for his work. Meghan’s thesis is entitled “Ennepe Mousa: The Muse in Homer, Dante, and Yeats”


Meghan Kelly and Prof. Esposito after her Honors defense.



Josh Allbright, CL Major, awarded Hellenic Studies internship

April 23rd, 2015 in General News, Undergraduate News

Lecturer Kelly Polychroniou and Josh Allbright

Lecturer Kelly Polychroniou and Josh Allbright

Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies has recently awarded a summer internship in Greece to Josh Allbright, an Ancient Greek and Latin major who attended the BUPh Summer Study in Greece in 2014 and is currently enrolled in Kelly Polychroniou’s Intermediate Modern Greek class, as well as continuing his studies in Ancient Greek, Latin, and French.  Through the efforts of Ms. Polychroniou, director of our Modern Greek program, working with Dr. Nicolas Prevelakis, the Assistant Director of Curricular Development for the Center, Josh became the first non-Harvard student from the United States to hold this prestigious award.  Josh will work as part of a team with a Greek student in Nafplio on a project that combines academic, linguistic, and civic components.  Congratulations to Josh and many thanks to Kelly Polychroniou for this outstanding achievement!


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!