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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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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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Dr. Fan Had a Busy Summer With a Fellowship at The Library of Congress!

Fellowship: Residential fellow at the Library of Congress, funded by a 2016 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship from Asian Division of the Library of Congress. I am one of the two 2016 residential fellows at the Asian Division of the Library. … Continue reading

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Dr. Shaffern Helps Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the German Reformation

  From June 26 until July 6, Dr. Robert Shaffern of the History Department took part in a seminar on the Protestant Reformation at the invitation of the Studienforum Berlin, a non-for-profit scholarly institute in Berlin, Germany. This seminar was … Continue reading

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Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

On April 12, 2016 The University of Scranton chapter Phi Alpha Theta inducted ten new members. Congratulations on your scholarly achievement! Megan Alexandra Bershefsky Kaelyn Jacques Matthew Lasewicz Albert J. Mackarey Colin Arthur Moretti Amanda T. Palardy Joseph Carlo Princetta … Continue reading

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Dr. Shaffern Celebrates Twenty Years at the University with a New Publication

This past spring Dr. Robert Shaffern was inducted into the Order of Pro Deo et Universitate for having completed 20 years on our faculty.  Shortly thereafter his article, “Death and the Afterlife in the Middle Ages,” has now been published … Continue reading

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The “Things to Remember” Summer Project

For those of you looking for a history related summer project–see what you can do with this: Most of the low-hanging fruit has already been taken care of, but if you can come up with a historical “thing to remember” … Continue reading

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We’re on Facebook Too

Join our department facebook page.  A group composed of faculty members, current history majors, alumni, and anyone else interested in the study of history. Check out this page for department announcements, history-related events at the U, and in NEPA more … Continue reading

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