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Katherine Schwab ’76 Receives Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University

CLAREMONT, California - April 3, 2017

Scripps College alumna Kathy Scwab '76 is expert in ancient Greek and Roman art.

Scripps College alumna Katherine Schwab ’76 was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University’s Annual Awards Dinner in New York City on March 30, 2017. Photo courtesy of Media Center, Fairfield University

On March 30, Katherine Schwab ’76 was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University’s Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. A short video was made about her. Schwab, who is professor of art history and visual culture at the Jesuit university based in Connecticut, was honored by colleagues for her unwavering support for her students, love of teaching, passion for her subject, and dedication to sharing ancient Greek and Roman art. Greece-is.com, one of Greece’s leading newspaper websites, recently interviewed Schwab about her research on ancient Greece’s most famous coiffure, the intricate braided hairstyles of the caryatids that stand in place of columns in the south porch of the Acropolis in Athens.