World War II and IU
Aug16

World War II and IU

It’s been 75 years since the United States entered World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Many Americans alive today are too young to remember much or weren’t even born yet. But with approximately 492 World War II veterans dying daily, it is imperative that we continue to honor their service and educate younger generations by telling their stories. This includes the rich, multi-faceted story of Immaculata during World War...

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Old-school, new-school: Paul McAndrew ’10, ’15 M.A.
Jun06

Old-school, new-school: Paul McAndrew ’10, ’15 M.A.

There is something about role-playing that drives a message home. Many students seem to comprehend a lesson better with visuals and what’s more visual than your teacher and classmates dressing up as medieval gladiators? This is the life of a student in Paul McAndrew’s World History class at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia. “One of the main reasons why there were gladiator fights,” McAndrew commented, “was to distract the...

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Duffy’s Cut Summer Institute
Jun03

Duffy’s Cut Summer Institute

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Immaculata University sponsored project, Duffy’s Cut: Immigration, Industrialization, and Illness in Nineteenth Century America, is being offered from July 11-29 on the campus of Immaculata as a summer institute for nearly 30 teachers from schools across the country. Because the Duffy’s Cut story sheds light on the seamy underside of the American Industrial...

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IU Faculty Co-authored & Edited Irish-American Encyclopedia
Feb06

IU Faculty Co-authored & Edited Irish-American Encyclopedia

Two Immaculata University faculty members, Eugene J. Halus, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of Politics, and William E. Watson, Ph.D., professor of History, co-authored and edited the recently published encyclopedia titled Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People. In addition, several other Immaculata faculty members contributed to the encyclopedia including Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., faculty emerita of...

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New archaeology minor

Immaculata University’s History, Political Science, and International Studies Department is offering a new minor in American and industrial archaeology. According to William Watson, Ph.D., chair of the department and professor of history, the minor will train students in archaeological technique and help them understand the historical context of artifacts and remains. “Philadelphia was a major center of the American Industrial...

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