Congratulations, Chiara Ricciardone - Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity

 Congratulations Rhetoric graduate student Chiara Ricciardone, this year's recipient of the Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity!

From Academia:

"Ricciardone's research concerns concepts of health and disease in Plato and contemporary philosophy, especially as they pertain to rhetoric of self and political community. Her dissertation, slated for completion in 2016, is titled 'Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues.' "

From the Berkeley Graduate Division:

"Frank Ratliff created this fellowship fund for Berkeley grad students three years before his death in 2011 at the age of 85. After earning an M.A. in history at Berkeley, he taught English (often using Greek mythology, epic, and tragedy) to generations of Palo Alto high school students, by whom he was well liked, in part for his dry wit (he signed yearbooks with a rubber stamp saying “To my Favorite Student, Sincerely, Frank Ratliff.”). He credited two fellowships he received in the 1980s with reinvigorating his love of the ancient world.

The Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity provides up to $31,000 in stipend and in-state fees and tuition to graduate students who demonstrate a high level of academic distinction within the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. The fellowship will support outstanding Ph.D. candidates whose work focuses on Classical antiquity, in particular Greek literature and archaeology."