Dear Friend of the College,
Welcome to the March 2012 e-newsletter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inside A&S. The lovely sprouting daffodils on campus herald the start of spring, bringing to a close our mild winter and the first half of the spring 2012 semester.
This month, Gender and Women's Studies will sponsor the 23rd Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference. Every spring, GWS hosts the conference to highlight and celebrate the incisive work produced by our students during the previous year. It features a number of panels where both undergraduate and graduate students present their work, as well as a keynote address from an invited scholar. Be sure not to miss this event.
In addition, on Tuesday, March 13, author and Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies Hugo Hamilton will speak as part of the annual Literary Festival organized by ouf Department of English. Hamilton is the best-selling author of The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood, a German-Irish memoir of growing up in Dublin during the 1950s and ’60s with a fervent Irish nationalist father and German mother who came to Ireland after the Second World War. It won the prestigious Prix Femina Etranger in France and the Premio Giuseppe Berto prize in Italy, and appeared on the New York Times list of notable books.
Villanova Theatre presents Carousel directed by Valerie Joyce. It will run in Vasey Hall from March 27 to April 1, and April 10 to 22, 2012. Be sure to catch a performance.
Read more about these events and many others in this issue of Inside A&S.
I hope that this semester continues to be a prodcutive and enjoyable one for you. Enjoy the break.