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Alfred R. Allen Professor: Sheila Murnaghan

Dean Preston also announced that Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named to the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professorship in Greek. Dr. Murnaghan is chair of the Department of Classical Studies. She received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1973, a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1975, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.

Her scholarly interests include Greek poetry, especially epic and tragedy; gender in classical culture; the classical tradition; and Greek historiography, especially Herodotus. She has been a member of the faculty since 1990. She came to Penn from Yale, where she served as an associate professor.

She is the author of Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey and the co-editor of Women and Slaves in Greco-Roman Culture: Differential Equations, and she has written the introductions to new translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by Stanley Lombardo. She was a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism, and she serves on the editorial boards of Helios and the American Journal of Philology. In addition, she is a former member of the board of directors of the American Philological Association.

The Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professorship in Greek was established in 1914 with a gift from the Society of Alumni.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001


November 6, 2001
Volume 48 Number 11

The Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr. Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Dr. Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research.
Dr. Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor in Greek.
A special section of Knowledge@Wharton, a Wharton web site, provides Survival Strategies for the Post -Attack Economy.
The University Council meets on Wednesday for the annual reports on the State of the University.
The Trustees approve resolutions and report on finances, facilities, external affairs, neighborhood initiatives, investments and more at their fall meetings.
The Code of Conduct for Penn Apparel Licensees is republished in accordance with its obligation for public accountability.
Respecting intellectual property rights is a responsibility taken seriously by Penn; allegations and infringements are investigated.
A Commitment to Our Community is the theme of the Penn's Way 2002 workplace charitable campaign which has a goal of raising $400,000.