Thursday, October 13, 2011

John Shinners, Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair

On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Professor John Shinners was installed as the Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair in Humanistic Studies. The installation was happily attended by faculty in Humanistic Studies, English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Modern Languages as well as Humanistic Studies students and staff. Professor Shinners offered a characteristically witty and enlightening acceptance speech following thoughtful remarks by Professor Gail Mandell, the former Schlesinger Chair.

Graduate School in the Humanities

Graduate School Night
Monday, October 24th
5:00-6:00 p.m.
140 Spes Unica

Please join us for an informal presentation and discussion on applying to and attending graduate school, led by Humanistic Studies professors John Shinners and Laura Williamson Ambrose. Topics will include the application process, an overview of traditional graduate programs in the humanities (M.A., Ph.D., and professional programs), information about funding options, general advice from faculty, strategies for writing the personal statement, and a "how to" session on describing your major and your liberal arts experience. For more information, contact Laura Williamson Ambrose at