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In Memoriam, Jerome Pollitt

 Jerome Pollitt ‘57, a distinguished historian of Greek art and archaeology, who made ancient artifacts come alive by weaving them into their historical and literary contexts, died on April 24 after a long illness. He was 89. 

Prof. Erika Valdivieso one of four recipients of the 2023–24 Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Award

Prof. Erika Valdivieso is among four faculty members awarded with the 2023–24 Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research.

Memorial Service for Professor Joseph Solodow

A memorial service celebrating the life and scholarly career of Joseph Solodow, a long-time member of the Department of Classics at Yale University.  The service took place in Dwight Hall Chapel, on Yale’s ‘Old Campus,’ on Monday, November 13, 2023 (on what would have been Joseph Solo

Jacqueline N. Testamark (Classical Civilizations/History, '24) awarded a 2024 Rhodes Scholarship

The Yale Classics Department is thrilled to report that Jacqueline N. Testamark (Classical Civilizations/History, ‘24) is among the five Yale College seniors awarded 2024 Rhodes Scholarships. The YaleNews announcement included this blurb about her time at Yale and plans for future study: