National University of Ireland to Award Degree
to Dalsimer

For the second year in a row, Irish Studies Program Co-director Prof. Adele Dalsimer (English) will receive an honorary degree for her contributions to Irish studies.

The National University of Ireland will honor Dalsimer on April 22 at a special ceremony in St. Patrick's Hall of Dublin Castle. The degree will be conferred by former Irish Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald, now the university's chancellor. Others receiving honorary degrees at the ceremony will be actor, writer and director Sir Peter Ustinov; Dublin City University President Professor Daniel O'Hare; and Tom O'Higgins, former chief justice of Ireland.

An NUI spokesperson said Dalsimer will be recognized for her significant contributions to literary scholarship, particularly to the study of Irish literature.

Last year, Dalsimer received an honorary degree from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

Prof. Adele Dalsimer (English).

"I look upon both these honorary degrees as a recognition of the Irish Studies Program," said Dalsimer. "It is a validation of all we have been working for, and the community we have formed in our 20 years. To receive this recognition from all of Ireland is very meaningful.

-Sean Smith

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