Author Archives: David J. Dzurec

Dr. Sean Brennan on “The Priest Who Put Europe Back Together”

May 8 is celebrated as V-E Day, commemorating the Allied acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender. Much has been written about the ensuing months and years as Europe recovered from the horrors of the war. But many haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Fr. Carbonneau on the Passionist Exhibit at the Weinberg Library

Father Rob Carbonneau, Passionist Historian and Adjunct Professor of History, recently spoke to WYOU and WVIA about the new Passionist exhibit at the Weinberg Memorial Library.  Fr. Carbonneau will be giving a public talk on Monday, April 8, at 6:00 … Continue reading

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The Navajo Nation First Hand

This past August fourteen students traveled to the Navajo Nation as part of a travel course on the History and Law of the Navajo People.  Students had a chance to meet representatives from all three branches of the Navajo tribal … Continue reading

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Senior History Major (and Future Dentist) Maura Burns Wins Library Research Prize

Charles E. Kratz, dean of the library and information fluency at The University of Scranton, awarded the 2018 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize in the Undergraduate Upper-level category to Maura C. Burns, a senior History major with minors in … Continue reading

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Dr. Kennedy, the Boston Marathon, and Only A Game

Dr. Lawrence Kennedy’s new book, Bricklayer Bill, was featured on NPR’s Only a Game this weekend in anticipation of Patriot’s Day and the Boston Marathon this coming Monday.  You can check out the Only A Game segment here.

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Dr. Shuhua Fan Appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Congratulations to Dr. Shuhua Fan who was sworn in as a member of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs this past Monday. The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, which was created by Executive … Continue reading

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Dr. Adam Pratt on Andrew Jackson in the Age of Donald Trump

Since January 2017 when President Donald J. Trump placed a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office, his supporters lavished praise on our seventh president while Trump detractors defamed him. How accurate are either of these portrayals? Dr. Adam … Continue reading

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Dr. Lawrence Kennedy publishes new work on “Bricklayer Bill”

Along with his son Patrick, Dr. Lawrence Kennedy has recently finished work on his most recent book, Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon. The book traces the experience of Irish American “Bricklayer Bill” Kennedy won the … Continue reading

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Dr. Susan Poulson on Going Co-Ed

Dr. Susan Poulson was recently featured in an article in The Atlantic about “What Girl Scouts Can Learn from Women’s Colleges.”  Dr. Poulson co-editor of Going Coed: Women’s Experiences in Formerly Men’s Colleges and Universities, 1950-2000, offered her perspective on … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Shaffern helps to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

On Tuesday, 26 September, University of Scranton professor of medieval history, Robert Shaffern Ph.D., delivered a lecture titled “Johan Tetzel and the Protestant Reformation.” The talk was organized by Phil Yevics and the Scranton-based ecumenical group, Christian Communities Gathering, as … Continue reading

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