PhD Student Beth Anish Chairs ACIS New England

The weekend of Nov. 1-2 was hectic yet exhilarating for Beth Anish, a PhD student in English at URI and an Assistant Professor at CCRI. Beth hosted the 2013 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, which drew scholars from the entire eastern seaboard to the CCRI venue in Warwick, RI. As the conference theme Beth chose “the hybridity of Irish culture in Ireland or in diaspora.”

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Election Results Tallied

Voting has now closed for the 2013 Graduate Election. We are pleased to announce the following incoming representatives for the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • Graduate Committee Representatives: Kim Evelyn (Literature); Clarissa Walker (Writing)
  • Graduate Liaisons: Ashton Foley (PhD); Hazel Gedikli (MA); Jason Shrontz (PhD)
  • GSA Department Senators: Beth Leonardo (MA); Kara Watts (PhD) Meghan Fair (PhD)

Congratulations to incoming and continuing graduate student representatives!  As your outgoing Graduate Liaisons, we would like to take this opportunity to communicate what a privilege it has been to work with and for you over the last two years. The three of us strove to build communication and opportunities for all graduate students within the department, and it has been a pleasure to serve you.

With best wishes for continued success,

Sara Murphy, Michael Becker, and Anna Brecke