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News from the Department

Nov. 2, 2022 - Dr. Ryan Fischer has been promoted to Assistant Professor of History, tenure-track, 100%. Dr. Fischer has been an invaluable part of the department since 2008. Congratulations are in order!

Apr. 19, 2022 - The 44th annual History and Philosophy Newsletter is now posted here.

Apr. 19, 2022 - The annual third floor Kleinpell Fine Arts picnic is set for Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3 p.m., south lawn of KFA. Click here for full details.

Apr. 14, 2022 - SAVE THE DATE! The Edward N. Peterson Lecture is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. "Crisis in Ukraine: War and Russia’s Deformed Transition" by Thomas Wolfe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota.
Learn more about this event here. Contribute to this fund here.

Mar. 22, 2022 - The inaugural Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speaker Series is set for Monday, Apr. 25. "Six or Seven Lessons I Have Drawn from My Long Walk with Soren Kierkegaard" by Gordon Marino, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Curator of The Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College.
Click here for full details. Click here to give to the fund supporting this series.

Mar. 22, 2022 - No banquet will be held this year (just to be safe) but save the date for 2023! - we have reserved our venue for Friday, Apr. 28, 2023. Click here to check on details.

Death Announcements

Mrs. Ursula Peterson died on Jan. 27, 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the wife of Professor Emeritus Edward Peterson and a major benefactor of the Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series. Learn about this amazing "indomitable matriarch" - see funeral video, family Zoom meeting, slideshow of Ursula's life, and more - at son Michael's web page here.

Imtiaz Moosa, Professor of Philosophy, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Learn more about this unforgettable man - including how to contribute to the Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speakers' Series Fund - at Remembering Dr. Moosa.

With great sadness, we announce the death of Professor Emeritus Clyde C. Smith on Aug. 5, 2016. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Congregational Church in River Falls, WI. Details here.

Dr. Stephen Feinstein's vast personal book collection is now available to the public. We are grateful to Dr. Feinstein's family who generously chose to donate this amazing collection. Most books in the collection can be sent to individuals who are unaffiliated with UWRF through regular inter-library loan channels. If interested, contact your local  library. Details here



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