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Fordham Faculty Receive Folger Grants

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
(212) 636-7576

Two Fordham University faculty members have been selected to receive grants-in-aid that will enable them to attend programs at the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C.

Edward Cahill, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, will use his grant to attend the institute’s spring conference in March on “Shakespeare in American Education 1607-1934,” which will examine the teaching of Shakespeare in the United States and how it has changed, given American political and social history. Michael Suarez, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of English, will attend a seminar in April on “The Mental World of Restoration England” by Annabel Patterson, Ph.D., Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University.

In addition to the two faculty members, Yvonne Rode, a master’s degree student in medieval studies, also has received a grant to take part in a workshop on paleography, the art of analyzing and reading handwriting. Fordham has received a total of four grant awards from the Folger Institute during the 2006-2007 academic year. Susan Wabuda, Ph.D., associate professor of history, was awarded a Folger Short-Term Fellowship in the fall to support her work on a biography of Tudor Bishop and author Hugh Latimer.

The Folger Institute is a center for advanced study and research in the humanities, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and a consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 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 J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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