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Research Seminars

Retired Faculty Scholarship Seminars


These lunch meetings will enable faculty to share their ongoing research, get feedback and encouragement, and be supported in their scholarly lives.  These might be opportunities to discuss the larger dimensions of one’s scholarship, its development over the years, its importance for the academic and larger worlds, its challenges for an independent scholar.

Three seminars will be scheduled each semester.  Seminars represent a wide variety of topics and have included management, English, Sociology, Romance Languages, and Theology.

Research Seminar meets Noon to 1.45 PM in First Floor Conference Room 3 Lake St with a light luncheon served.

The next luncheon meeting of the Faculty Research Seminar:

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12-1:45 PM,  3 Lake Street (1st Floor Confererence Room)

On Thursday, April 14, Marian St. Onge of Romance Languages will make a presentation on “Louis Adrien Favre: Priest, Poet and French Resistance Hero.” Professor St. Onge is working on a longer biography of Father Favre, who was a leader in Jewish refugee activities during World War II and a key intelligence agent of the Gaullist French Resistance. He was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the Gestapo. In her talk St. Onge will describe how she came upon his story and the dramatic evidence she has discovered. After an overview of World War II in France, she will analyze how a boy born in a high Alpine village of simple devoutly Catholic peasant stock became the great man Louis Favre surely was. 

After Marian St. Onge received her Ph.D. in French Literature from Boston College, she was hired by Romance Languages and developed curricula in French language and culture. She directed BC’s Women's Studies Program and in 1991 was appointed the founding Director of Boston College’s Center for International Partnerships and Programs. A former President of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, St. Onge has received fellowships from the NEH, Ford Foundation, and Fulbright Program. Before retiring in 2006 she was Michael Dukakis' Visiting Professor in International Affairs at the American College, Thessaloniki, Greece. St. Onge has published travelers’ guides, articles on women writers, cultural issues, and topics in international education.