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April First Friday Lecture Explores Italian American Identity

April First Friday Lecture Explores Italian American Identity

03/30/2015

Dr. Stella Plutino-Calabrese, former director of the Casa Italiana at Nazareth College, will explore the Italian American Identity, past and present, during the April First Friday Lecture Series on Friday, April 10. Read More

Lavery Library Host to “The Irish and the American Civil War” Exhibit, Opening Ceremony March 15

03/06/2015

In commemoration of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial and the ending of the War in April of 1865, Lavery Library and the College’s Irish Studies Program will honor the service of the Irish through an exhibit, “The Irish in the American Civil War,” now on display at the Library. An opening ceremony event will take place on Sunday, March 15, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Read More

School of Arts and Sciences to Host Free Screening of “Shadows of the Lynching Tree”

02/26/2015

On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135. Read More

March First Friday Lecture Focus is European Influence in Rochester

March First Friday Lecture Focus is European Influence in Rochester

02/24/2015

Dr. Carolyn Vacca, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department, is also the Monroe County Historian, and will serve as the lecturer in the next lecture of the Spring First Friday Lecture Series on Friday, March 6. Read More

Countdown to Commencement: Cole Lachance-Tofany

Countdown to Commencement: Cole Lachance-Tofany

02/23/2015

This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Inclusive Education and History major Cole Lachance-Tofany. He was nominated by Kerrie Mullen in the Office of Freshman Admissions. Read More

“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style

“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style

02/12/2015

“Downton Abbey,” a wildly popular British period drama series that has fans buzzing and recapping anywhere they can, has been the impetus behind a show on Rochester’s WXXI-TV called “Talking Abbey Live.” The show airs every Sunday immediately following each “Downton Abbey” episode, and recently, three members of the Fisher faculty have been featured guests on the show, with a slew of Fisher alumni working on the show behind-the-scenes. Read More

Lavery Library to Host Traveling Lincoln Exhibition

Lavery Library to Host Traveling Lincoln Exhibition

01/13/2015

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition opening at the St. John Fisher College Lavery Library on Wednesday, January 21, examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Read More

MacGregor Presents at Statewide Conference

10/17/2014

David MacGregor, Adjunct Professor of history and international studies, recently presented a paper at the 64th Annual New York Association of European Historians Conference, which took place on October 4 at SUNY Geneseo. Read More

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

05/14/2014

A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty. Read More

Adjunct Faculty Honored

Adjunct Faculty Honored

04/23/2014

On Wednesday evening, April 16, Dr. Randall Krieg, Provost, hosted the inaugural Adjunct Faculty Professional Development and Appreciation Reception. Read More

 

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