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Ph.D. recipients from the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) have been commendably successful this year on the job market. Melanie Grunow Sobocinski has been appointed to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. David Stone was appointed to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Florida State University. Molly Swetnam-Burland has received a two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics at Bowdoin College. Jeremy Hartnett, who in Winter 2003 successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Streets, Street Architecture, and Social Presentation in Roman Italy,” has been named to a two-year post-doctoral teaching fellowship at Oberlin College as part of the Oberlin-Michigan Partnership.

Current IPCAA students continue to shine as well. Liz de Grummond, who has been doing dissertation research in Rome, is organizing, and will chair, a Student Affairs Interest Group within the Archaeological Institute of America.

Henrik Dey will be engaging in underwater archaeology this summer in Turkey, in the harbor of ancient Clazomenae (modern Liman Tepe, near Izmir).

Jen Gates has completed a research season as a 2003 State Department Fellow at the American Research Center in Egypt and has been awarded a Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for the coming academic year. In April she gave talks at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University and at the American Research Center in Egypt annual meetings in Atlanta. She also has two articles forthcoming.

Karen Johnson has received the Anna Olcott Smith Award, administered through Rackham Graduate School, and a Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship from the Center for the Education of Women.

Lori Khatchadourian has been awarded research funding from UM’s Center for Russian and East European Studies to enable her to participate this summer in an ongoing survey and excavation project in Armenia.

Brenda Longfellow was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Fellowship to spend a second year at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Ben Rubin will be working at the Kelsey this summer on research connected to the current exhibition, “Individual and Society in Ancient Egypt.”

Dan Shoup has been awarded a Wallenberg Fellowship to pursue a dual degree with Urban Planning. This summer he will do fieldwork on the Croatian island of Lastovo and participate in the Sinop Regional Survey on the Black Sea coast of Turkey along with a team from the University of Pennsylvania.