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Lecture: Finding the Historical Francis of Assisi

Please join the Department of Philosophy and Religion in opening the academic year with a lecture by the renowned medievalist, Augustine Thompson, O.P.  Fr. Augustine has held positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Virginia, and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. He has just been appointed as the president of the Pontifical Medieval Institute at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many books, most notably the subject of the evening’s lecture: Francis of Assisi: A New Biography from Cornell University Press.  The lecture will be followed by a reception at the TU Newman Center.

History, Political Science and Pre-Law Pop Up

Interested in History, Political Science or Pre-law? Join our faculty for a discussion about these majors and pre-professional track. Learn about internships, study abroad opportunities and job placement!

Research in the Shadows: The Musings of a Historian of the Dark Ages”

Dr. Jon Arnold: Associate Professor of History, Director of Classical Studies, and a specialist on the Fall of the Roman Empire, will share some of his experiences from graduate school to the present. What materials has he required to conduct his research? How has he gained access to them? What lessons has he learned in the process? Most importantly, how did he convince someone else to pay for it?! These and other issues related to the life of a professional academic will be the focus of this informal roundtable.