Dr. John Recchiuti to Speak at LINC Luncheon

October 09, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dr. John Recchiuti, chair of the history department at the University of Mount Union, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Tuesday, October 22 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus.

Recchiuti will present, “An American Fulbright in Pakistan.” He was selected by The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board earlier this year on the basis of his academic and professional achievements. While in Pakistan, Recchiuti worked with faculty and graduate students at Quaid i Azam University in Islamabad, attended a conference at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi, visited the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and toured ancient historical sites at Taxila. 

The Fulbright Specialists Program was created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program and provide short-term academic opportunities to standout faculty and professionals. It encourages curricular and faculty development, as well as institutional planning at post-secondary academic institutions around the world.

Recchiuti, a member of the faculty at Mount Union since 1998, is the John and Helen Saffell Endowed Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Mount Union. He is author of  Civic Engagement: Social Science and Progressive Era Reform in New York City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), a book nominated for the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes, and is author of a number of articles and book reviews. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a Master’s degree from Warwick University in the United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Columbia University. He taught for six years in Columbia University’s great books core curriculum, and, in 2009, as visiting professor at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has also led K-12 workshops across the United States as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History (TAH) program and he has served as grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as the U.S. Department of Education.  

The community luncheon series was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union faculty and staff that exist in Alliance, in light of Mount Union’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.

The cost of lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited. Lunch begins at noon, the program begins at 12:20 p.m. and the event concludes by 1 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Abby Honaker at Mount Union at (330) 829-8168 or honakeal@mountunion.edu.

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