Denison President Knobel To Present Ernie O'Malley Irish Lecture At NYU
Posted: November 14, 2000
Denison University President Dale T. Knobel will present the second annual Ernie O'Malley Lecture at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House on Washington Square next Thursday (Nov. 16).
Knobel will discuss " 'Celtic Exodus': The Famine Irish, Ethnic Stereotypes, and the Cultivation of American Racial Nationalism." His lecture will later be published in the journal Radharc: The Chronicles of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.
The Ernie O'Malley Lectures are presented in honor of the famed Irish author and intellectual and sponsored by his son, Cormac O'Malley, president of the Glucksman Ireland House of Advisors. Their purpose is to sharpen the focus on a variety of cultural and historical issues relating to the story of the Irish in America from its beginnings to the present day.
Knobel also has been invited to address an Irish-American Studies faculty-graduate seminar the following day, Nov. 17.
The Denison president holds a bachelor's degree from Yale, cum laude, in history and a doctorate from Northwestern University, also in history. In addition to leading the 2100-student liberal arts college in Ohio, he has remained an active scholar and teacher since assuming Denison's presidency in July 1998. Last spring, for example, he taught an Honors Seminar on "Race and Nationality in American History to 1877" and plans to teach a sequel this spring.
On the national level, Knobel serves on the board of the International Education of Students organization and remains a member of the executive committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council. He also serves on the boards of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Ohio Campus Compact, the American Council on Education's Commission on Women in Higher Education, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the North Coast Athletic Conference and the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium.
Knobel is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Organization of American Historians, the Immigration History Society, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, the Directory of American Scholars, and the Dictionary of International Biography.
Knobel's scholarly publications include three books: "America for the Americans: The Nativist Movement in the United States" (Twayne Publishers, New York, 1996); "Paddy and the Republic: Ethnicity and Nationality in Antebellum America" (Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Conn., 1986); and "Prejudice," with Nathan Glazer, Thomas Pettigrew, Reed Ueda and George Fredrickson (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.,1982).
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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