Tuesday, December 17, 2019

NYSED Public Comment Survey OPEN!

Candace Black, the director of the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, has announced the public comment survey on the draft of Proposed World Language Standards is now open. See her statement below.

Monday, October 28, 2019

2019 Institute: Gratias vobis agimus!

The CAES board would like to thank everyone who presented and attended this past weekend's Institute. You may locate many presentations and materials here. If you presented and would like to include your materials on the CAES website, please email caesny@gmail.com.

Classical Association of WNY Fall Distinguished Speaker and Meeting

Salvete Comites!

The CAWNY Fall Meeting is fast approaching on Saturday, November 2nd.  New CAWNY members are most welcome.  Bring a friend! We are thrilled to welcome Professor Neil Coffee as our distinguished guest speaker, presenting a talk titled "Seneca on Social Engagement vs. Retirement."  Specific details are listed below, and on the attached flyer.
Day:  Saturday, November 2nd 
Time:  10:00am
Location:  The Goetz Library 338 Millard Fillmore Academic Center on the University at Buffalo North Campus.
Parking on the UB campus is free on the weekend.  I recommend parking in the Fargo lot at the Ellicott Complex (number 50 on the attached map).  Please enter Fillmore through the tunnel for building access.  Signs will be posted to help with directions.  You can access an interactive campus map here:  http://www.buffalo.edu/home/visiting-ub/CampusMaps/maps.html or print out the attachment.

Light refreshments will be served and a brief business meeting will follow.  We will feature an emporium/book exchange.📚  Feel free to donate and take books for your own library.  
The business meeting will include a summary of the recent JCL Fall Festival and the 2019 CAES Institute.  One important point of discussion will be to take volunteers for the writing and editing of our Checkpoints A and B exams.  Note that only current, paid members will be allowed to access and edit drafts, so renew your membership for 2019-2020 this weekend! 

I am looking very much forward to seeing you all this Saturday.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, or even additions to our meeting’s agenda.


Catherine Nicastro
CAWNY President
Facebook:  @ClassicalAssociationofWNY

Funding Opportunities for the ASCSA Gennadius Library, 2020-2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 140,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Funding Opportunities

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens currently offers two different types of Fellowship funding: a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral Research Associate position of up to nine months, as well as a post-doctoral (3-year term) position. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.
Priority will be given to question-driven research projects that address substantive problems through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources not available on site in the Wiener Laboratory.

Research Associate for 2020-2021
  • Current competition begins in fall of 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year (January 15, 2020 deadline for applications)
  • Term variable, up to 9 months
  • Eligibility limited to individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a higher-level degree in a relevant discipline
  • Stipend: variable up to $7,000
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2020-2023
  • Current competition begins in fall of 2019 for the 2020-2023 term (January 15, 2020 deadline for applications)
  • 3-year term
  • Eligibility limited to individuals who have received their PhD within the last seven (7) years
  • Stipend: $35,000 per annum
For more information and instructions on how to apply:

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Institute Evaluation 2019

If you attended our Annual Institute 2019, please complete the evaluation form: http://bit.ly/CAES19

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Annual Institute Reminders -- THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!!!

The CAES Annual Institute is this Friday and Saturday. We have a few important helpful details and reminders for parking, navigating the campus, and locations of events below.
  • It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the Campus Center. Here are some more specific directions:
    • Walk through the Dutch Commons and cross over W Center Drive where you'll see a set of stairs. Go up the stairs.
    • At the top of the stairs, you'll see the Social Science building in front of you and the Writing Center on the right hand side. Turn right and continue straight until you reach the campus center. There is a fountain in front of the campus center. Go in the campus center doors and the ballroom is at the top of the stairs.
  • The Friday morning board meeting will be held in the Campus Center Rm. 307.
  • Please bring things for the Emporium.

CAES Scholarship Opportunities

Salvēte omnēs!

As we approach the time for the Annual CAES Institute, I wanted to remind everyone of the various scholarship opportunities that are available for the Institute. 
THE DONNA CADWELL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE is awarded to a first time CAES Institute attendee or to an attendee who has not attended in the past 5 years to defray the Institute expenses. Up to $250 may be awarded annually to each recipient and up to four recipients may be selected. 
THE JOSEPH C. CRISAFULLI JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ANNUAL INSTITUTE is awarded to CAES Institute attendees to defray the Institute Registration Expense. The registration fee will be reimbursed for up to ten recipients. Preference is given to the first applications received, new attendees, and CAES members. You may reapply every two years. The recipient(s) must agree to attend the entire conference, including the Banquet and CAES Business Lunch.
We are also still looking for nominations for the following awards:
All guidelines for these awards can be found on the CAES website under scholarships and awards on the CAES website. All required materials can be sent via email to William Breitweiser (breiwill@shenet.org) with the subject CAES Scholarship.

Grātiās vōbīs agō!

William Breitweiser

Latin Substitute Teacher at Albany Academies

The Albany Academies is seeking a substitute Latin teacher for the period February 4 to June 4, 2020.

The Role
·         Plan for and teach 5 classes including Introduction to Latin, Latin I and Latin II
·         Middle and upper school students
·         Interact with students, parents and World Language department peers
·         For the period of February 4 - June 4, 2020

·         Student or substitute teaching
·         Classroom teaching (preferred)

Capabilities & Characteristics
·         Demonstrated passion for the subject and student learning
·         Contributor to positive team dynamics
·         Flexible to work with multiple age groups and levels of Latin knowledge
·         Ability to communicate with students, parents and peers

·         Bachelor’s degree required
·         Master’s degree preferred

·         $120/day
·         Lunch provided daily at no cost

Sunday, October 13, 2019

NYU Event: “Persepolis, Then & Now”

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing a new event for Thursday, November 21, 2019. The event is entitled, “Persepolis, Then & Now” and is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

ASCSA Announces Available Positions and Fellowships

ASCSA National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships 
DeadlineOctober 31, 2019

Institute Registration Reminder

It's October and the Institute is quickly approaching. Don't forget to register for the October 25-26, 2019 event at University at Albany. For more information, please see our Institute page.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Annual Institute Program Posted

It's time to register for the Institute! The planning committee is excited to announce the program for this October's event. For more information, please see our Institute page.


Friday, October 25

9:30-11:00- CAES Board Meeting

11:00-12:00- Registration 

Session A: 12:00-1:00 pm- Christopher Buczek: Creating Community with Year-Long Class Stories

Session B: 1:15-2:15 pm- Michael Johnson: Braving the Phainomena: Exploring Visual Structures in the Classical Mythology Classroom

Session C: 2:30-3:30 pm- Peter Anderson: Mindfulness and the Stoic Exercitatio in the Latin Classroom and Nancy Antonellis: Bring Corinth in your Classroom: Lessons and Resources (20 minute presentations by each)

Session D: 3:30-4:30 pm- Marie-Therese Witte, Kristen Griswold and Candace Black: New State Standards for Learning Latin in New York State

6:00-7:00 pm- President’s Reception

7:00-9:00 pm- Banquet 

Saturday, October 26

8:00-9:00 am- Breakfast

Session E: 8:30-9:30 am- Brian Serwicki and Catherine Nicastro: New York State JCL: An Overview and Opportunities (20 minute presentations by each)

Session F: 9:45-10:45 am- Patrick Neveu: Incorporating Pop Culture (Expected and Unexpected) in the Latin Classroom

Session G: 11:00-12:00- Kristen Griswold: Integrating One to One Devices Into the Latin Classroom

12:00-1:15 pm- Lunch and CAES Business Meeting

Session H: 1:15-2:15 pm- David Pellegrino: The Creation of a New Latin II Textbook

Session I: 2:30-3:30 pm- Kathleen de Riesthal: A Latin Teacher’s Adventure Down the Rabbit Hole: Reflections on Research in the Second Language Acquisition and What We Can Learn From It

3:30-5:00 pm- CAES Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Nominations Needed: Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-collegiate Level

The Society for Classical Studies announces nominations are due September 27, 2019 for the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-collegiate Level.

Two awards are given each year. The value is $500.00 (cash), $200.00 (materials budget), and plane fare plus two nights in the conference hotel at either the SCS annual meeting (Washington D.C., Jan. 2-5, 2020) or the ACL annual meeting (Charleston South Carolina, June, 2020). The awardee may choose. Candidates remain eligible for three years in total and the numbers submitted are relatively small, so this is an award with decent odds.

Please consider nominating a colleague or nudge a supervisor to nominate yourself!

More information can be found here:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bringing Latin to Life with Justin Slocum Bailey

Announcing a Latin Pedagogy Workshop for September 20-21 in Syracuse, NY. The workshop with Justin Slocum Bailey is entitled Bringing Latin to Life! and is aimed at all and sundry who teach or want to teach Latin, whatever level. Justin Slocum Bailey presents all over the United States and is known for his dynamic presentation style. Don't miss this opportunity!

When: 20-21 September 2019 (Friday/Saturday)

WhereSyracuse, NY

Registration is now open and relatively affordable at $75 full price for both days. Reduced price and bursaries available, students free. 

More info here

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Support CAES with Amazon Smile

How would you like to support CAES just by shopping on Amazon?

Click on the following link and it will take you directly to the Amazon Smile page for CAES. You may need to sign into your Amazon account afterwards.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

STILL NEEDED: Full Time Latin Teacher Position in Skaneateles, NY

UPDATE: The Skaneateles Central School District is STILL seeking a uniquely qualified and experienced individual to join our high school world language team.  Successful applicants for this probationary position will bring experiences beyond the classroom to this position and must be NYS certified in Latin.  The assignment will start on or around September 3, 2019.  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit all information by July 1, 2019 via the OLAS portal.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women

The Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women has a new web home!  The Women’s Classical Caucus (wccaucus.org) now hosts the Companion website, (feminaeromanae.org) through a link from the WCC homepage. As part of its mission “to incorporate feminist and gender-informed perspectives in the study and teaching of all aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures, particularly the study of women in classical antiquity,” the WCC is delighted to be able to support this worthwhile project. 

This user-friendly website is designed to engage Latin readers at all levels with Roman women through a wide variety of un-adapted Latin texts, essays, and images spanning the years from the early Republic to the late Empire. Companion provides a variety of instructional resources, including an annotated bibliography of print and hyperlinked Internet publications, course syllabi, lessons, classroom activities, and selected online resources to support reading and research.  Each of the ten thematic “Worlds” presents annotated texts with accompanying essays, images of Roman women, and pertinent ancient artifacts.  Each text offers hyperlinked glosses supplying lexical, rhetorical, poetic and syntactic commentary. Contributors of the texts and resources include Latin teachers and students engaged in all levels of education in the United States and abroad.

 The Companion’s co-editors, Professors Ann Raia and Judith Sebesta, are very grateful to the WCC for its enthusiastic support for the transfer of this free resource for the study of Roman women.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

56th Annual CAES Institute, Oct. 25-26th

On behalf of the CAES program committee and board of directors, I am writing to invite you to the 56th Annual CAES Institute, Oct. 25-26th, hosted by the University at Albany.

Registration for the Institute is currently open online: https://www.caesny.org/p/registration.html
The program committee is also welcoming proposals for workshops and presentations. Please submit your information, no later than July 15: https://www.caesny.org/p/submit-workshop-proposal.html
We hope that you will consider both attending and presenting at the Institute this year. Last year's conference was a great success, and we hope to build on that momentum going into this year's gathering...

In the meantime, have a wonderful summer and thank you for all that you do in nurturing and promoting the field of Classics in NYS. We hope to see you all at the Institute in the Fall.

Warmest Regards,

Sara Watkins

Program Co-Chair

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Full Time Latin Teacher Position in Skaneateles, NY

The Skaneateles Central School District is seeking a uniquely qualified and experienced individual to join our high school world language team.  Successful applicants for this probationary position will bring experiences beyond the classroom to this position and must be NYS certified in Latin.  The assignment will start on or around September 3, 2019.  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit all information by July 1, 2019 via the OLAS portal.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CAWNY Updates

CAWNY, the Classical Association of Western New York, reminds you to register for the annual CAWNY Banquet by emailing Patrick Neveu directly today or tomorrow and sending your check with this invitation. Please share with colleagues and bring a friend! All are welcome. David Pellegrino promises to deliver an enlightening presentation on the process behind writing his own classroom textbook.

Those who might not have received a copy of the Checkpoint A and B exams should check your membership status and e-mail Catherine Nicastro or Brian Serwicki directly.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Call for Presenters

The 56th Annual Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State will take place on October 25-26, 2019 at the invitation of the University at Albany.

The program committee is now inviting proposals for presentations and workshops. Please fill out the application form. Applications are due by July 1.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CLOSED - Latin Teaching Position for 2019-2020

CLOSED - East Syracuse Minoa Central School District in Syracuse, NY will have a 1.0 Latin teaching position open for the 2019-2020 school year to cover a leave of absence. The position would be an 8th grade (middle school building) Latin 1 class, 9th grade Latin 2, 10th grade Latin 3, 11th grade Latin 4 (a literature class co-enrolled with State University of New York), and 12th grade Latin 5 (another literature class co-enrolled with SUNY), all meeting at the high school.

Applicants must be NYS certified. If you are interested, please contact the current teacher, Anne Stock at astock@esmschools.org, the principal Greg Avellino at gavellino@esmschools.org, and the head of HR Rebecca Streib at rstreib@esmschools.org. An official job opening has not been posted on the school website yet, but an application can be found at https://www.esmschools.org/district.cfm.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2019 Christina Elliot Sorum Memorial Lecture at Union College

The 2019 Christina Elliot Sorum Memorial Lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Union College in Schenectady, NY. This year Professor Jeanne Neumann from Davidson College will present "Est enim Difficilis Curarum Rerum Alienarum: Terence and his contemporary adulescentes." The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. and is located in Karp Hall #105.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Scholarships Deadlines Approaching

Perhaps you're a Latin teacher interested in undertaking some summer study this year; maybe you are planning to become a Latin teacher; perhaps you would like to let all of New York State know how great your district's Latin program is, or wish to thank a supporter of your program. If any of these are the case, then CAES may have a scholarship or award for you!

The application deadline for several of these scholarships and awards is MAY 1st or 15th. Please follow the link below for more information, including detailed descriptions of the various awards and application information.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Ovid and Art: A Symposium

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies is organizing an event for Thursday April 4, 2019.
The event is entitled, “Ovid and Art: A Symposium,” and is free and open to the public. To RSVP (required), and for a complete schedule of sessions, please visit: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Living Latin in NYC

There is still time to sign up for this weekend's (Feb. 16-17) Living Latin conference. From their website:
Living Latin in New York City is a two-day Living Latin conference in the heart of Manhattan hosted jointly by The Paideia Institute and the Fordham University Department of Classics. It is designed to allow teachers and students of Latin to explore and practice the active use of Latin in the classroom.

Find more information and register here.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CAES Scholarship Chair Needed

Attention CAES members! CAES needs a new Scholarship Committee Chair. We are grateful for the many years of service that Kitrina Finlayson has given to us as the former chair, and she will be willing to help guide the new chair through the transition.

We are looking for a CAES member who will oversee a committee of approximately five members. The chair receives the scholarship information, organizes that information, and sends it to the committee members for review. The chair takes all the individual recommendations from the members and then makes the final decision about awarding the CAES scholarships, grants, and honorific awards. As chair you would work closely with the treasurer and present awards at the annual CAES Institute in October. It will also be the responsibility of the new chair to seek out nominations for awards and scholarship, and to find new committee members as needed. We know we need one more committee member as well.

For more information about the responsibilities of the position, please contact Mrs. Finlayson at magistrakatie@gmail.com.

If you are interested in becoming the next chair, please contact CAES president Charlie Giglio at charliegiglio2015@gmail.com. You may also contact CAES webmaster, Kristen Griswold at caesny@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Part Time Latin Teacher Needed at Siena Catholic Academy, Rochester

Siena Catholic Academy located at 2617 East Ave., Rochester,NY is looking for a part time Latin teacher beginning February 25th, which is the Monday after their break. Work hours are 9:45am-12:45am. This includes teaching 6th grade students an introductory course which to half the 6th grade students each semester and grades 7 and 8 the equivalent of a Level I course. The pay is according to Diocesan standards. 

If interested or for more information please contact the principal at: david.carapella@sienacatholic.org  or (585)381-1220.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies announces The Ranieri Colloquium

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with Conversations in the Social Sciences, is presenting The Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies Inequality: Ancient and Modern. The colloquium will be held Thursday-Friday, March 7-8, 2019. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZSjUJ93Dcy2w2vKx1

You may find more information at: http://as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news.html

Friday, January 4, 2019

Latin Teacher - Greenville Central School District

The Greenville Central School District is seeking an individual for an anticipated 1.0 FTE Probationary Latin Teacher position effective September 2019.  Minimum Qualifications:  While New York State Certification is required, the District will consider out-of-state applicants who are eligible and have applied for NYS Certification; Master’s Degree or higher in Education; IB Certification preferred; Dual Certification preferred; National Board Certification preferred; Demonstrated successful teaching experience preferred.  In addition to the on-line application through OLAS, please upload supporting documentation including a letter of interest, a current resume, all transcripts, three (3) current letters of recommendation, proof of NYS certification, and if applicable, last year’s final APPR scores and proof of previous tenure.  Also, please email applygcsd@greenvillecsd.org  or mail, a completed Greenville Central School District Application which can be found on the district website.  Selected candidates contacted for an interview, will be expected to provide all transcripts.   Visit www.greenvillecsd.org  for additional information.