Prizes and Awards


Fellowships in Classical Studies

The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classical Studies

PolydusThe Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classical Studies was established in 2006 to help support classical studies majors (and in some cases, minors) work on a year-long research or creative project in conjunction with a Classicist Faculty Mentor. The competition takes place in early spring each year.

For information about the Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classical Studies, see the Research Fellows section of our Web site.


Year Fellow Mentor

Project

2013-14

Elizabeth Allen '14

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow A Detailed Analysis of Medical Instruments in CLARC

Benjamin Federlin '14

Cheryl L. Walker The Bestiary as a Uniquely Medieval Institution
2012-13

Kristina Birthisel '13

Leonard C. Muellner The Homeric Multi-Text Project
2011-12 Alison Crandell '13 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

Creation of a Pompeian House Model

Melanie Steinhardt '13 Leonard C. Muellner

The Homeric Multi-Text Project

Delande Justinvil '13 Cheryl L. Walker Ancient Roman Fashion
2010-11 Blake Kasan '11 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

Byzantine Capitals in Special Collections

2009-10 The program was canceled for 2009-10.
2008-09 L. Aimée Birnbaum '10 Patricia A. Johnston A Myth through the Ages: The Story of Theseus and Ariadne
Dianne J. Ma '09 Cheryl L. Walker The Psychological and Cultural Influences on Ancient Roman Feasting
Alexander J. Smith '09 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow Preserving and Presenting the Classical Artifact Research Center: A Study in Conservation
Theodore Tibbitts '09 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow The Practical Side to Roman Wine
2007-08 Matthew A. Brown '08 Patricia A. Johnston The Ideal Roman Statesman
Zachary Margulies '10 Charles McClendon A Study and Exhibition of the Brandeis Coin Collection
Joshua Nudell '08 Cheryl L. Walker Collapse: The Fall of the Western Empire and Continuation in the East
Theodore Tibbitts '09 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow Recreating Roman Cuisine for Modern Tastes
2006-07 Matthew A. Brown '08 Cheryl L. Walker If Homer Made Movies
Kevin E. Goscinak '08 Leonard C. Muellner An Examination of Primary Sources Concerning the Peloponnesian War
Alice D. Ittelson '08 Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow Guide to Greek and Roman Art in the Greater Boston Area

Scholarships in Classical Studies

The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Scholarship in Classical Studies The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Scholarship


The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Scholarship in Classical Studies was established in 2004 to honor an exceptional student of classical studies who has shown academic excellence and rigor. Please note that students may not nominate themselves or apply for this need-sensitive scholarship, which the Department of Classical Studies awards annually to a promising undergraduate classics major.

The first Lebowitz Cohen Scholar was named in the 2004-05 academic year. Our scholar for the 2012-13 academic year will be selected in fall 2012. Here are some past Scholars:

  • 2013 Daniel Cline
  • 2012 Kristina Birthisel
  • 2011 Louis Polisson
  • 2010 Blake Kasan
  • 2009 Emrys Bell-Schlatter
  • 2008 Kevin E. Goscinak
  • 2007 Michael P. Mello
  • 2006 Benjamin M. Woodring
  • 2005 Benjamin M. Woodring

 

Annual Commencement Prizes and Awards in Classical Studies


The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Prize for Excellence in Classical Art and Archaeology


The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Prize for Excellence in Classical Art and Archaeology was established in 2002 to honor a junior or senior who has demonstrated academic prowess in the study of Classical Art and Archaeology.

Here are the past recipients:

  • 2013 Alison Crandall '13
  • 2012 Otis Monroe '12
  • 2011 Jessica Schaengold '11
  • 2010 Lee A. Marmor
  • 2009 Alexander J. Smith
  • 2008 Jenny A. Zimmer
  • 2007 Christopher A. Farrell
  • 2006 Catherine K. Baker
  • 2005 Rebecca C. Pynoos
  • 2004 Jessica R. Greenberg
  • 2003 Erin I. Bryan
  • 2002 Andrea Lankin

The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Prize for Excellence in Classical Literature


The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Prize for Excellence in Classical Literature was established in 2002 to honor a junior or senior who has demonstrated academic prowess in the study of Classical literature.

Here are the past recipients:

  • 2013 Kristina Birthisel ‘13 and Melanie Steinhardt ‘13
  • 2012 Yael Katzwer '12
  • 2011 Noam Sienna '11
  • 2010 Laurence Aimée Birnbaum
  • 2009 Emrys Bell-Schlatter
  • 2008 Matthew A. Brown
  • 2007 Nathaniel L. Ralston
  • 2006 Benjamin M. Woodring
  • 2005 Catherine K. Baker
  • 2004 Abigail R. Porter
  • 2003 Jane A. Callahan
  • 2002 Sonya L. Taaffe

The David S. Wiesen Memorial Prize 


The David S. Wiesen Memorial Prize was established following the untimely death of Professor David S. Wiesen (1936-1982), quondam Samuel Lemberg Professor of Classics, who taught at Brandeis from 1966-1975. A creative scholar and teacher, Professor Wiesen published studies of Vergil, Tacitus and Juvenal.

In his eulogy of David, our own Professor Douglas Stewart quoted Catullus: Atque in Perpetuum Frater ave Atque Vale. The fund continues through gifts from David's former colleagues and students, including particularly generous pledges from David's widow, Ellen Cohen Wiesen '60, and his students Frederic Siegel '71 and Paul Trusten '73, R. Ph.

We honor him annually by bestowing this prize on a particularly worthy graduate in the field of classics; below we show our latest recipients:

  • 2013 Rebecca Kellogg-Rideau ‘13
  • 2012 Louis Polisson '12
  • 2011 Alissa Thomas '11
  • 2010 Elizabeth L. Moguel
  • 2009 Lee A. Marmor
  • 2008 Kevin E. Goscinak
  • 2007 Michael P. Mello
  • 2006 Gayle M. McElvain
  • 2005 Jessica R. Greenberg
  • 2004 Jane A. Callahan
  • 2003 Sonya L. Taaffe
  • 2002 Lyndsey Menzin
  • 2001 Joel Christensen
  • 2000 ----
  • 1999 Ely Levine

Photographs: Polydus (victorious charioteer for Red faction) and lead horse Compressor, centerpiece mosaic, imperial baths, mid 3rd century C.E., Landesmuseum, Trier (Photographic Credit: Barbara McManus, 1988), by courtesy of the VRoma Project; Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen at tea with students, April 2006 (Photographic Credit: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow).