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Alumni Spotlight: Terek Walker, '22


Why did you choose to major in classics?
I chose classics after taking CLA003 with the late Professor Stem. I had so much fun learning about ancient Rome that I took the follow-up course, CLA004, and also had a great time learning about late antiquity. After my first year, it became clear that I wanted to study classics.

2022-23 Issue of "Nota Bena" now available!

Nota Bene is the Journal of Classical Studies at the University of California, Davis. It is a publication of the Classical Studies Association (CSA) at UC Davis.

Read the latest issue below!

What Can I Do with My Major? The Languages and Literatures Edition

What Can I Do with My Major? The Languages and Literatures Edition

Watch our recorded presentation from the Internship and Career Center of career exploration and planning while enjoying your major and courses in Languages and Literatures!  See how our humanities majors give you transferable, technical and personal traits to help you in your future career!

UC Davis Rises to 6th Among Nation’s Top Public Universities

U.S. News Rankings Highlight Social Mobility Campus Provides

by Julia Ann Easley, September 17, 2023

The University of California, Davis, rose to tie for sixth place among the nation’s top public universities in rankings published today (Sept. 17) by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2024 Best Colleges rankings moved UC Davis up four places from last year among public universities and up 10 places to tie for No. 28 among all national universities.

Classics Department End of the Year Celebration Awards and Honors!

The Classics Department held our End of Year Celebration this weekend to honor our graduating Seniors and Post-Bacs, award recipients, and to celebrate the achievements of all our students.  Congratulations to everyone!


Graduating Undergraduates:

Kendahl Alexis

Awni Kirstin Allie Cauthorn

Nestor Adalberto Cruz

Andrew Harrison Haley*

Fani Nkaujfuab Herr

Patrick Stephen Mckinley

Yutao Qian

Rachel Ann Roddy*

Ali Isabella Soto

*Graduating with Honors

Classics faculty member Colin Webster awarded Mellon New Directions Fellowship for project entitled "Empire and Intercultural Medicine: A Paleobotanical Approach to Ancient Healing"

Colin Webster has been awarded a Mellon New Directions Fellowship for 2023–2024, with a project entitled Empire and Intercultural Medicine: A Paleobotanical Approach to Ancient Healing. With this fellowship, Dr. Webster will retrain in plant sciences, taking courses in botany, plant genetics, and ethnobotany to help him investigate ancient healing practices more expansively than his philological training will allow. There are many intimations that medicine in the ancient world was an intercultural affair.

In Support of Academic Workers

The members of the University of California UAW—the union that represents tens of thousands of postdocs, academic researchers, graduate student researchers, trainees, fellows, graduate student instructors, readers, and tutors—have been negotiating for a contract with the University since spring 2021. Recently, they voted overwhelmingly to strike on November 14.