Author Archives: David J. Dzurec

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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Department Picnic

At the start of senior week the History faculty and graduating seniors gathered at Dr. Dzurec’s house to celebrate the History and IS major’s accomplishments over the past four years.  Congratulations to the class of 2017!

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New Joint 3-3 Program with Villanova Law

A new affiliation between The University of Scranton and Villanova University School of Law will provide automatic admission and scholarship support to the law school for Scranton students who meet program requirements. The agreement, which will take effect beginning with … Continue reading

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Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

On April 24, 2017 The University Scranton chapter Phi Alpha Theta inducted its newest members. Congratulations on your scholarly achievement!

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Student Presentations at Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference

On April 1, 2017, Maura Burns and Megan Seton presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta Eastern PA/DE/NJ/NY Regional Conference in Glassboro, New Jersey.  Seton presented “The Evolution of Women in Lackawanna County,” using newspaper and local resources to compare … Continue reading

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Spring Break in London

As part of the department’s History 295: Britain Past and Present course, eleven students and three faculty members traveled to London over spring break.  Highlights of the trip included visits to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Oxford, and Ye Olde Cheshire … Continue reading

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