History Department News
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday evening, April 16, Dr. Randall Krieg, Provost, hosted the inaugural Adjunct Faculty Professional Development and Appreciation Reception.
This week’s “Countdown to Commencement” video features Graham Wilcox, a double major in English and History. He was nominated by Jim Bowman, Professor of English.
Over the next couple of months, St. John Fisher College will host “The Rochester Riots: Fifty Years Later – A Public Dialogue,” a series of events that remember the Rochester Riots of 1964. The events will include panel discussions, performances, an art exhibit, and an all-day conference focused on the riots.