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Prof. Joseph McAlhany named UCHI Fellow

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May 28, 2014

Prof. Joseph McAlhany will spend the 2014-2015 academic year as a Fellow of the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute (UCHI), which was founded in 2001 to promote research and creativity in the humanities. Awarded a fellowship for a project entitled “Language, Tradition, and the Scholar: The Fragments of Marcus Terentius Varro,” Prof. McAlhany’s work at UCHI will result in a 2-volume edition and translation of the remaining writings of a 1st-century BC Roman polymath, to be published as part of the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press).

In addition to participating in regular discussions with faculty from across the humanities, he will deliver a public lecture at the University of Connecticut in the Spring, and has also been invited to give a talk at Columbia University. One of two external scholars in this year’s class of UCHI Fellows, Prof. McAlhany will be joined by Rachel Greenblatt of Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.