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UT Tyler Art Professor to Attend Seminar to Study Roman Religion

June 11, 2007

Dr. Jill Blondin, assistant art professor at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been selected to participate in a six-week seminar to study Roman religion, Gary Hatcher, UT Tyler art department chair, announced.

Fifteen professors were selected to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar, “Roman Religion in its Cultural Context,” held June 11 – July 20 at the American Academy in Rome. While there, they will travel to various sites and conduct presentations to gain research and teaching enrichment.

Dr. Karl Galinsky, professor of classics at UT Austin, serves as seminar director.

“It’s a huge honor to be selected,” said Blondin. “This will help my research and really enrich my teaching."

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