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The Department of Classical and European Studies

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Rice Students in Rome.

Welcome to Classical and European Studies. We are a new and vibrant department, research-centered and student friendly. We are home to three programs: Classical Studies, French Studies, and German Studies. While each program has its own historical and cultural focus, the three overlap and share common questions . . . (read more)


Classical Studies Major Susannah Wright headed to Harvard University

Classical Studies major Susannah Wright (’18) will begin a PhD program in Classics at Harvard University in the fall, 2018. Susannah’s interests include Latin literature, epic poetry, linguistics, and translation; she intends to focus her research on the comparative study of epic in different...

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Brandi Ransom

German Studies undergraduate Brandi Ransom awarded a Knight-Hennessy...

Brandi Ransom will enter graduate school at Stanford University where she has been awarded a Knight-Hennessy Fellowship. Brandi is interested in studying polymer mechanics, she hopes to be able to work on creating a model that allows us to predict how new materials will react in different...

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Jacqueline Couti

Department of Classical and European Studies Welcomes Jacqueline Couti

The Department of Classical and European Studies is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Couti to Rice. Prof. Couti will join the faculty as Favrot Chair of French Studies. An associate professor, she specializes in the Francophone literature of the Caribbean. Prof. Couti is the author of Dangerous...

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