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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.  

Congratulations, Classics Grads!!

After an undergraduate experience like no other, the class of 2022 have made it to graduation!


Congratulations to all of our Classics Majors!

Prof. Rex Stem (1969-2020)

Rex Stem, our colleague and beloved friend, died on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento of complications from colon cancer. He was fifty-one years old. Rex is survived by his wife Melissa, son Henry, and daughter Nathalie, by his father and brother, and by his many friends.

BLM Solidarity Statement

The Classics Program at UC Davis stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Welcome to Professor Cruz!

The Classics Program is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathleen Cruz as Assistant Professor of Classics.

Professor Cruz arrives at UCD from Princeton University, where she completed her PhD thesis entitled "The Poetics of Horror in Lucan's Bellum Civile and Statius' Thebaid." It may be some time before students can meet Professor Cruz in person, so in the meantime we offer a brief Q&A by way of virtual introduction:


How did you first get interested in Classics?

Shop Talk with Professor Hexter

After nearly nine and a half years as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UCD, Ralph Hexter stepped down from his administrative posts this June (you can learn about his many accomplishments here and here) and rejoined the Classics Program (and Department of Comparative Literature) as an active faculty member.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

To our Classics majors and minors in the class of 2020, congratulations for all of your achievements!