April 12, 2010


Herbert W. Benario and his wife, Janice, received a Special Service Award at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South at the annual meeting in March.

Benario is professor emeritus of classics, specializing in Tacitus and Roman history, in the Emory College. Janice Benario is a former Emory professor. Both have been longtime supporters, officers and contributors to the association, an organization of university, college, secondary, and elementary teachers of Latin, Greek and all other studies which focus on the world of classical antiquity.

James Flannery has been named an International Associate Artist at the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland. 

Flannery, Winship Professor of Arts and Humanities and director of the W.B. Yeats Foundation at Emory, has also been named a Visiting Professor of Drama Studies at University College, Dublin.

Flannery has conducted a master class for artists connected with the Abbey Theatre and advised the Abbey in developing a Yeats Studio designed to train artists in the techniques involved in performing Yeats. He also has conducted a class for UCD graduate students on the challenges and reward of producing Yeats.

Hal Jacobs has a new book coming out about baseball called “Ball Crazy: Confessions of a Dad-Coach.”

Jacobs, a senior editor in academic planning at Emory College, will have a book signing at Eagle Eye Books on Saturday, April 17.

Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, has been selected as a 2010-11 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology.

The fellowship program for theological scholarship will support Newsom’s project to examine constructions of good and evil in three contrasting positions toward a comprehensive study to facilitate interdisciplinary conversation between biblical studies and these other areas of inquiry.

Kevin Young has been awarded the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, designed to honor and encourage the art of literary nonfiction.

Young, who is Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and curator of literary collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, will receive a $12,000 advance for his manuscript, "The Grey Album: Music, Lying and the Blackness of Being," and the press will publish the collection of essays in spring 2012. 
The prize is given to an outstanding manuscript by an emerging author who has published no more than two previous works of nonfiction.


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