Irish Studies News
The final lecture in the First Friday Lecture Series, which has focused on a sustainability theme this fall, will feature Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, who will present, “Ethical and Moral Components of Being Environmentally Conscious and Working Towards Sustainability.” The lecture will take place on Friday, December 5, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room at 10:00 a.m., and will include a 9:00 a.m. mass followed by breakfast.
St. John Fisher College will be celebrating the 12th annual World Philosophy Day on Thursday, November 20. This year, the program will focus on ethics and economics. The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Wight, Professor of Economics from the University of Richmond Robins School of Business, and six panel sessions with panelists from Fisher along with several area colleges and Irish universities. All sessions will be held in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun., March 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Explore Irish heritage and culture at the new exhibit, "The Irish and the Civil War."
Join your fellow Fisher alumni along with Dr. Tim Madigan, Director of the Irish Studies Program, at a reception celebrating the Lavery Library exhibit, on load from County Cavan, Ireland. Learn more about Irish heritage and the role Irish immigrants played in the Civil War.
Contact the Alumni Office
or call (585) 385-5292 for more information.