UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients
Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers
Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas
Robert Littman is a professor of classics in the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas. Littman believes that the university acts as the guardians of civilization. The essence of civilization is the ability to transmit its culture and technology from one generation to the next.
Littman sees his function as a professor of classics, to transmit ancient culture to the present age. His major strength is his ability to synthesize and make connections in many disciplines. Littman is a true Renaissance man—his scholarly background covers classical philology, ancient history, art history, Egyptology, archaeology and Septuagint studies.
He pushes and prods student assumptions about the world. He’s taken students to the Valley of the Nobles in Luxor and secured a place for an undergraduate on an underwater excavation of Cleopatra’s Palace in the harbor of Alexandria. Littman’s greatest skill is to "turn on" his students to learning.
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