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Irish Studies Hosts 1916 Easter Rising Panel Discussion

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

NEW YORK—The Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University and the Consulate General of Ireland will host a panel discussion commemorating the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin on Tuesday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 12th floor lounge of Lowenstein Center.

The panel, "The Easter Rising and the Irish Republic," will be chaired by Maureen Murphy, dean of the School of Education, Hofstra University, and will include panelists Nancy J. Curtin, professor of history at Fordham University; Gale Swiontkowski, associate professor of English, and program director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University; Margaret MacCurtain, OP, former Burns Chair of Irish Studies, Boston College; and Francis Carroll, University of Manitoba.

The event is free and open to the public;  RSVP to (718) 817-4634, or via e-mail to Cassie Farrelly, administrative director, at

TIME:       1 TO 3 P.M.
                 113 WEST 60TH  STREET, NEW YORK

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 

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