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Award-winning Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs Presented Film on Hungarian Revolution

Award-winning Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs Presented Film on Hungarian Revolution

03/23/2016

On Wednesday, March 9, the Department of Political Science and Legal Studies marked the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution of 1956 by inviting to campus the talented director, producer, and writer Klaudia Kovacs for the screening of her multi-award winning documentary, “Torn from the Flag.” Read More

Fisher Alumni Contribute to Preservation of Irish History

Fisher Alumni Contribute to Preservation of Irish History

03/17/2016

Two Fisher alumni, Ryan Mahoney ’08 and Lisa Fahy ’91, celebrate and preserve Irish history through careers in museums that are dedicated to the heritage and tradition of the country. Read More

Documentary Screening Explores Hungarian Revolution of 1956

03/07/2016

The Department of Political Science and Legal Studies at St. John Fisher College presents a screening of the film, “Torn from the Flag,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in Skalny 141. Read More

Oral History Project Shares Memories, Reflections from Pioneer Class

Oral History Project Shares Memories, Reflections from Pioneer Class

10/01/2015

During Alumni Weekend, St. John Fisher College’s Pioneer Class celebrated a major milestone with their 60th reunion gathering. Members of the class, along with Fisher faculty and staff, gathered to reflect on the anniversary, and view the Class of ’55 Oral History video, the culmination of a joint initiative with the Alumni Office and the History Department. Read More

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

 

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