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Spring 2015 Seminar in American Religion

Author: Heather Gary

On April 11, the Seminar in American Religion discussed Grant Wacker’s biography of Billy Graham, America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Harvard University Press, 2014). An unusually large crowd of about 60 visitors packed the room in McKenna Conference Center and enjoyed a stimulating morning

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World Youth Day Research Brings Jane Skjoldli to the Cushwa Center

Author: Heather Gary

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Jane Skjoldli is a Ph.D. candidate in the study of religion at University of Bergen in Norway. She is the Cushwa fellow for the 2015 spring semester. Her dissertation has the working title “Pope John Paul II: A Globiography.” American Catholic Studies Newsletter

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ACHA 2015 Spring Meeting at Notre Dame Features Plenary Sessions by Mark Noll, Philip Gleason

Author: Heather Gary

From March 26 to 28, the University of Notre Dame hosted the American Catholic Historical Association’s 2015 Spring Meeting. The event was, to judge from the feedback of presenters and attendees, a great success. Just a few minutes spent mingling during coffee breaks between panels revealed an abundance of new connections, happy reunions, and fruitful discussion among conferees. In terms of both topic and timeframe, the meeting covered an extraordinary amount of ground. Junior scholars (yours truly included) greatly benefited from the feedback, critique, and support of experienced colleagues, proving that the ACHA is making great efforts to foster the next generation of scholarship.…

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