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Two students were recently honored with Gilman Scholarships for study abroad programs. Emmanuela Oppong ’19 and Belen Barragan ’19 will receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their costs. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies. Oppong traveled to South Africa during winter break, and Barragan will study abroad in Germany in the spring.

Angela Commito, visiting assistant professor of classics, gave a talk, “Experimental collection methods and preliminary results of urban survey at the Ionian city of Notion in western Turkey,” at the International Mediterranean Survey Workshop at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Commito serves as senior archaeologist at the Notion Archaeological Survey.

Tommaso Gazzarri, assistant professor of classics, presented a lecture, “Seneca and the Theories of Metaphor,” at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He is currently completing a book on Seneca. He also gave a lecture and seminar on cognitive linguistics and Aristotle at the Liceo Classico Galilei in Pisa, Italy. At the Schenectady Public Library, he led a discussion of Seneca’s “On the Tranquility of Mind.”

Hans-Friedrich Mueller, the Thomas Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature, is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and Greek. He will receive the award at the society's annual convention in March.