Kelly Shannon-Henderson stands with Ken Jennings on the set of Jeopardy!
Faculty member Kelly Shannon-Henderson with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings

UC Classics' very own Kelly Shannon-Henderson appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy! on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. After navigating a multi-stage selection process, Dr. Shannon-Henderson got the call this summer offering her a spot on the show, and traveled to Los Angeles to film. "I'd wanted to be on Jeopardy! ever since I was a kid," she said, "so it was hugely exciting and a great privilege to get the chance to do so. Being a contestant was a fantastic experience."

Shannan Steward standing next to a headstone at the Spring Grove cemetery giving some remarks
Shannan Steward

A recent article on the UC news website showcases the recent walking tour of Spring Grove Cemetary by Shannan Stewart. Shannan is an alumn of the department and currently a library specialist at the Burnam Classics Library. Take a look!

Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis stand with Greek dignitaries and honorees
UC Classics Senior Research Associate Sharon Stocker, left, and UC Classics Professor Jack Davis, second from right, stand with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, center. Also pictured are fellow honoree Charles Williams and Lena Mendoni, Greek Minister of Culture and Sports.

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Multiple ceramic vessels and shards lie in front of Haley Bertram in the lab

Haley Bertram, a Ph.D. Candidate in the UC Department of Classics, has been granted a Fulbright Award to pursue her dissertation research in France for the 2021-22 AY. Her accomplishment comes in a notably competitive year with a record number of applicants. Bertram’s dissertation “Producing for a Colonial World: Corinthian Pottery Abroad, 750-450 BCE,” takes a comparative approach to Corinthian ceramics in their colonial contexts, in order to consider the role ancient Corinth played in the rapidly changing cultures of the Archaic Western Mediterranean. Her Fulbright project will focus on pottery excavated from the colonial zone of Marseille (ancient Massalia) in the south of France, one of her three case studies. 
 
During her time in France, Haley will be based at the research unit Ausonius (UMR 5607) at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, where she will work with colleagues to better understand the indigenous Iron Age cultures in the region. She also plans to travel to the sites and museums of Marseille to examine the range of ceramics present at the ancient colony, Massalia, and the nearby indigenous settlement, Saint Blaise, both of which imported significant amounts of Greek wares. By reading the ceramic evidence in its specific contexts, colonial Greek and indigenous, the project seeks to interpret the Corinthian material in a framework of changing regional dynamics, and create a more balanced and inclusive narrative of how exchange contributes to change and development on both sides.