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Since 2008, our popular Walk-In Wednesdays at LPS have provided a convenient opportunity for prospective students to meet one on one with a Recruitment Specialist during a lunch break or after work – no appointment necessary!

For aspiring healthcare professionals, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) represents an important milestone on the way to medical school. Many students have even more questions about the test this year (affectionately referred to as “MCAT2015”), since the MCAT format and content will change for the first time in over two decades.

"I came to the MLA program to finish what I'd started. I worked at Penn from 1970 to 1985, and had taken courses while I was there. When I heard about the MLA, I thought it would be a great opportunity to earn a master's degree and put those credits to work.

"In the seminars you work very closely with faculty at the top of their fields, writing and working with them one-on-one. It was an incredible opportunity to get exposure to those world-class academics. They stretch you as a thinker and a speaker.

"I found the MLA program when I was working in the editorial department of the New Jersey Star Ledger, New Jersey's biggest newspaper. The paper started downsizing, and I saw that I needed to reinvent myself as a print journalist and expand my skills. I came across the MLA program on Penn's website and instantly liked that it was both research-driven and interdisciplinary.

Walter Licht is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education 

  • FAAR 2006-2007
  • PhD, Classics and Comparative Literature, Yale University, 2001
  • Master of Philosophy, English Renaissance Literature, Corpus Christi College Oxford, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Literae Humaniores, Classical Literature and Philosophy, Balliol College Oxford, 1994

Research and teaching interests

Research and teaching interests 

  • Hellenistic and Roman Near East
  • Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period
  • Late Classical Greece
  • Interstate relations

Selected publications 

Education

  • PhD, Archaeology, Boston University, 1996 
  • Colburn Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1992–1993 
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981

Research and teaching interests

  • Greek Bronze Age archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Archaeometry

Current excavation

Research and teaching interests

  • Greek literature and intellectual history
  • Ancient comic and satirical poetic genres
  • Ancient medicine

Selected publications

  • Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Oxford U. Press, 2007)
  • Old Comedy and the Iambographic Tradition (APA American Classical Studies 19, 1988)

Work in progress

Education

  • PhD, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1987
  • Master of Arts, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Haverford College, 1978

Research and teaching interests 

  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Roman art and archaeology
  • Archaeology of Anatolia

Current excavation

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