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Morningside College professor receives Rome Prize fellowship

April 17, 2014, in Latest News, Philosophy

Heather Reid, professor of philosophy at Morningside College, has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Rome Prize in Ancient Studies from the American Academy in Rome.

As part of the fellowship, Reid will live, study and conduct research at the American Academy in Rome from September 2014 through July 2015.  The academy annually awards the Rome Prize to approximately 30 artists and scholars after a national competition in which independent juries evaluate applicants in 11 disciplines that include ancient studies, literature, architecture and musical composition.

Reid is a specialist in ancient philosophy and the philosophy of sport. She has published six books related to sports philosophy and the Olympics. A member of the Morningside faculty since 1996, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The American Academy in Rome, founded in 1894, is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.

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