Congratulations to Jake Penders, FCRH, on being selected for a prestigious Fulbright award. Jake is a History and Political Science double major and a Humanitarian Affairs minor. He is also the Treasurer on Phi Alpha Theta, as well as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science National Honor Society) and Phi Beta Kappa. He is also the Captain of the Fordham Men’s Rowing Team, a Eucharistic Minister, and an Eagle Scout. He has been selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to the Slovak Republic. While there, he will be an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) for one year in a Slovakian secondary school teaching English and helping students develop conversational skills in English. Jake is teaching at Spojená skola Nováky, a secondary school located in
Nováky, Slovakia. His grant period is 10 months long and he will leave in late August and return in June.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. Jake will be representing the United States as a cultural ambassador while he is overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in the Slovak Republic. He will be joining over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.
On behalf of the History Department and Phi Alpha Theta, well done Jake!
The Fordham chapter of Phi Alpha Theta proudly presents
The Long War of Italian POWs, 1940-1950:
What We Learn from Studying Defeat
Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Professor of Italian Studies and History
New York University
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / McGinley 235 / 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Megan McLaughlin stands next to the statue of Roger Williams after the conference
Earlier this semester, Fordham senior Megan McLaughlin presented her first conference paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Northeastern Regional Conference at Roger Williams University. The paper that she presented was written for Professor Elaine Crane’s class “The American Revolution.” Read on for Megan’s account of her paper and the conference. Continue reading
Matt Tribbe addresses Fordham Phi Alpha Theta
Historian Matt Tribbe discussed his recent book, No Requiem for the Space Age (Oxford University Press, 2014), for the Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series on Monday, November 10. Dr. Tribbe’s talk explained the links between space exploration and American culture in the 1960s, including fascinating connections between the Apollo moon landings and evangelical Christianity, New Age yogic practices, the modern environmental movement, and popular film and fiction.
Patterns of Flight Narrating Air Power and the American Empire
Take to the skies on Tuesday, March 5, as Phi Alpha Theta welcomes to the Rose Hill campus Jenifer Van Vleck of Yale University and Brendan Koerner of Wired Magazine. Their discussion, moderated by Christopher Dietrich, will take place from 1-2:15PM in the Flom Auditorium of Walsh Library. Continue reading