Thanks to Dr. Robin Greene and Dr. Paul Quinlan for offering fantastic talks as part of our "Making History" series. Last but not least, please join us for a talk by Dr. David Orique, O.P., on “Warfare, Religion, History, and Myth in the South Atlantic.” His presentation will take place on December 3, at 3:30pm in Ruane 206. All “Making History” lectures are generously supported by The Gladys Brooks Foundation, and we sincerely hope you may join us for these events. Refreshments always provided!
Special thanks to Dr. Steve Smith for making this year's Virgil Marathon a huge success. More than 400 students participated, and it even topped last year's totals. If you want to learn more, PC did a nice little write-up on the event. Check it out! And look out for The Dante Marathon next spring!
Finally, the department would like to offer our most sincere thanks to Adam Hochschild for delivering this year’s Reverend Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. lecture. Most famous for his book, King Leopold’s Ghost, Hochschild discussed some of his newer work on World War I. The talk, “The War Within the War: An Unknown Story from World War I,” was generously supported by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, The History Department, and the Development of Western Civilization Program.
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Let's offer a huge congratulations to our very own Dr. Fred Drogula, this year's winner of The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. The award is given out annually to the PC faculty member who "best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students' academic and personal growth." Congratulations, Dr. Drogula!
Our own Dr. Edward E. Andrews was recently interviewed by Dr. Franklin Rausch as part of the New Books Network's channel on "New Books in Christian Studies." He talks about his most recent work, Native Apostles, which looks at black and Indian missionaries in early America and the Atlantic world. Take a listen here!
Dr. Steven Smith recently published an essay titled “’A Rash, Thoughtless, and Imprudent Young Man’: John Ward Fenno and the Federalist Literary Network,” in Literature in the Early American Republic. He also recently received the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Fellowship from the New York State Archives & the Archives Partnership Trust. Well done, Dr. Smith!