Irish Studies News

 

The Éire on the Erie Conference Scheduled for October 17

The Éire on the Erie Conference Scheduled for October 17

09/26/2014

St. John Fisher College will host its annual Irish Studies Program Conference on Friday, October 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

Exchanging Courses and Lives

09/11/2014

If Sport Management students walk by Dr. Todd Harrison’s office, they will see someone inside, but it won’t be him. Instead, they will see Dr. Jean McArdle from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Waterford, Ireland, who has exchanged her faculty role with Harrison this semester. McArdle will teach some of Harrison’s classes here, while he has hit the ground running in Ireland teaching some of her course load. Read More

Bain Travels to Ireland

06/27/2014

President Bain recently returned from a trip to Ireland with stops in Waterford and Galway where he met with college officials at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Waterford politicians, and members of the Waterford Rochester Sister Cities Golf Tournament committee. Read More

Madigan Co-Authors Book about Sustainability

Madigan Co-Authors Book about Sustainability

03/26/2014

Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Irish Studies Program, recently co-authored a book titled “Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment.” Read More

Fisher in Galway Program Well Underway

Fisher in Galway Program Well Underway

03/20/2014

The Fisher in Galway Program is halfway through its first semester, and judging from the students and their photos, they are feeling the Irish love and have settled in nicely. Read More

Students Meet the Irish St. John Fisher

02/17/2014

The first semester of the Fisher in Galway program is well underway, and students are getting the opportunity to take in a lot of Irish culture outside of the classroom. Read More

Irish Studies Program Hosts Galway Reception

Irish Studies Program Hosts Galway Reception

12/11/2013

On Tuesday, December 10, the Irish Studies Program hosted a farewell reception for students who will be embarking on the College’s first semester abroad in Galway, Ireland, in January. Read More

“The Irish Vampire” Coming to Fisher

“The Irish Vampire” Coming to Fisher

10/22/2013

Who knew that vampires shared the luck of the Irish? Just in time for Halloween, the Irish Studies Program, with support from the New York Council for Humanities, will host “The Irish Vampire: Bram Stoker and the Continuing Influence of Dracula” on Monday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More

Irish Studies Program to Host Annual Lecture; Reflect on Dublin Lockout

Irish Studies Program to Host Annual Lecture; Reflect on Dublin Lockout

10/21/2013

The St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program and the Rochester chapter of the Irish-American Cultural Institute (IACI) will co-sponsor the annual Bob Kelly Memorial on Thursday, October 24, to mark the centennial of an event known as the Dublin Lockout. The event takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More

Fisher Participates in 30th Anniversary of Sister City Relationship Celebrations in Ireland

Fisher Participates in 30th Anniversary of Sister City Relationship Celebrations in Ireland

10/09/2013

The city of Waterford, Ireland, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with Rochester on October 7, and several members of the Fisher community traveled to Ireland to participate. Read More

 

Upcoming Events

Irish Studies Lecture: "The Final Push in Digging the Erie Canal"

Tue., November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program presents a lecture by Michael McCarthy, former director of Campus Safety and Security. As the Erie Canal neared completion, the final push was to make the Deep Cut through the Niagara Escarpment. This presentation will examine the difficulties the engineers faced and how the Irish laborers contributed in making the nearly impossible task a reality. Michael McCarthy is the author of From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival (2009) and The Flight of the Wretched: A Journey to the New World (2011). Free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Tim Madigan, Director of the Irish Studies Program at tmadigan@sjfc.edu.

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