|Phi Beta Kappa seeks members|
Members of the UND faculty and staff who, while students here or elsewhere, were elected to membership in and were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa are asked to identify themselves to the UND chapter so they may participate in its affairs. Please inform me by phone at 777-4085 or by e-mail at email@example.com. The UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa soon will begin its activities for the year. Initiations will again occur in early December and April. This year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will be Roger S. Bagnall, director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. During 1974-2007, he was professor of classics and history at Columbia, where he is now professor emeritus; he also served as curator of the papyrus collection in the Columbia University Libraries. His principal areas of research are in the field of papyrology, and the social, economic, and administrative history of Egypt in late antiquity. Publications include Egypt in Late Antiquity, Demography of Roman Egypt, and Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History. Dr. Bagnall will be on campus Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22, 2008. Please watch for further announcements. -- Ellen Erickson, assistant provost for budget and administration, secretary-treasurer, UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.