Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
For Erica, studying Latin as part of her classical civilization major has been useful both in and out of the classroom. She can decode some Spanish and French now, since both languages evolved from Latin roots, and during her Semester at Sea she was “everyone’s translator, because I was the only one who could read the tombstones at the Roman baths.” In fact, she believes that her studies have led to her life’s work–translating Latin into English, Japanese and French. “Language is intimately tied to culture,” she says. “It reflects the way people think.”
Michael de Brauw, assistant professor of classics, has seven articles—including entries on Greek oratory, Athenian funeral orations, speechwriting in ancient Greece, and figures of speech in classical rhetoric—published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (February 2010).