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Unearthing Untold Stories: Team Researches Early Multiethnic Settlement near Johnstown

Students and faculty members from the anthropology, history, and geography areas teamed up to uncover the story of an early multiethnic settlement near Johnstown. Read more about this model for future projects that will benefit both communities and developing researchers.

Yan Presents "Uncontainable Incommensurability" at Lund University

Leo Yan, of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, presented a paper titled "Uncontainable Incommensurability" at the Value Incommensurability Workshop, held at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, May 25–26, 2023.

2023 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department congratulates the winners of the 2023 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest.

Philosophy Majors Present at 2023 Scholars Forum

Philosophy majors Shane Monteleone and Koan Weinstein presented posters at the IUP Scholars Forum on April 5, 2023.

Pedersen and Yan Present at American Philosophical Association Meeting

Hans Pedersen and Leo Yan, of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, presented papers at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, held in Denver, Colorado, February 22–25, 2023.

Political Science Professor Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The nine-month Woodrow Wilson Fellowship will allow Steven Jackson to complete his current book project, which examines China's use of water and its impact.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

“Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation”

Roosevelt Montás recounts his story of growing up in the Dominican Republic and then in Queens, New York. He explains how reading the classics of Western thought and literature changed his life and why those books still matter today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities.

Getting Into Law School Workshop, Nov. 19

Do you have questions about applying to law school? Then this is the workshop for you! 

Yan Publishes “Seeming Incomparability and Rational Choice”

Leo Yan, of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, published an article titled “Seeming Incomparability and Rational Choice” in the journal Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Botelho Discusses Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and Professions Certificate

Lynn Botelho was the invited guest to the Aspen Institute’s Undergraduate Consortium to share IUP’s Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and the Professions certificate.

IUP History Alum wins honorable mention for article

IUP History graduate Samuel Richards ('04) recently was awarded an "honorable mention" during the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church's Annual Meeting for his article on Edward Colston. 

Mannard Wins Best Feature Article Award

Joseph Mannard’s article “’Our Prospects Are Mighty Dark … Still I Confide in God’: The Ordeal of the Sisters of the Visitation in Antebellum Wheeling” was recognized as the Best Feature Article in the Journal of American Catholic Studies for 2021. This is Dr. Mannard’s second such recognition.

Celebrate Constitution Day with Public Reading, Chat with the Founders

Two events will highlight Constitution Day, the day in 1787 when the US Constitution was signed. On Monday, September 21, the IUP community is invited to participate in a public reading of the Constitution at noon. That evening, four of the authors of the Constitution will give a presentation at the Six O’Clock Series.

Pedersen Publishes Book on Human Agency and Heidegger

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a book titled Agency, Freedom, and Responsibility in the Early Heidegger.

Yan Presents “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk” at Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

Leo Yan, Department of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk” at the thirteenth annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.

Attend a Difficult Dialogues Workshop: How to Respond to Upsetting Remarks

When someone says something upsetting, it’s hard to know what to do. Using the tools of Difficult Dialogues, this workshop will prepare you to engage in the conversation instead of running from it. Register for one of several virtual workshops offered on August 24, 25, and 26, 2020.

History Alumnus Gresick Awarded Maryland Teacher of the Year

Matthew Gresick ’02 was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2020 History Teacher of the Year for Maryland.

2020 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department congratulates the winners of the 2020 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

History Department 2020 Commencement

The History Department will celebrate its 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Department and scholarship awards will also be announced during the event.

Downie Contributes Critical Incidents in Teaching Article to Wabash Center Journal of Teaching

Religious Studies Department associate professor Alison Downie published “Who Speaks When?” in the Wabash Center Journal of Teaching. Downie’s article was one of three selected from the journal’s call for papers on Critical Incidents in Teaching.

History Alumnus Richards Publishes Trinity Hall Research

Samuel J. Richards ’04 recently had his research on Trinity Hall in Washington County published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Trinity Hall was an Episcopalian boys’ school that operated in the late 1800s and eventually became what is now Trinity High School.

2020 Maureen McHugh Rising Leader Award

Congratulations to Nicole Goulet, recipient of this years’ Maureen McHugh Rising Leaders Award!

2020 Religious Studies Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Religious Studies congratulates Amiranda Adams and Chaelon Swaney on being awarded the 2020 scholarships.

Honors History Class Chronicles IUP and COVID-19

History students in the Cook Honors College are submitting  videos about their lives in isolation, class work online, and how they are managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.