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Moralee to Lead UMass Oxford Summer Seminar

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jason Moralee, Department of History, has been appointed as the incoming Director of the UMass Oxford Summer Seminar. He will assume this position in Fall of 2018, succeeding the outgoing director, Jenny Adams, Department of English.

In assuming the directorship, Morlaee will take charge of a program started over 50 years ago by former English Professor Ernest Hofer. One of the oldest American summer programs in Oxford, the Summer Seminar allows students to take two UMass honors courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences during a six-week term at Trinity College. Summer 2018 course offerings will include Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the Economics of Brexit, British Politics, and British Perspectives on the American Revolution. In addition to these courses taught by British academics, three UMass faculty will teach two courses: Children, Teens, and Media (Erica Scharrer and Lynn Phillips, Department of Communication) and The Psychology of Sherlock Holmes (Tammy Rahhal, Department of Psychology).

The dates for this year’s seminar are June 30 – August 10. In addition to courses, students will take field trips to London, Bath, and Stratford. Applications for next summer’s program will be available this summer via the Oxford Summer Seminar website.

“The International Programs Office is excited to work with Dr. Moralee and continue the brilliant work that Professor Adams has done in aligning the Oxford Summer Seminar with the UMass curriculum and the needs of the 21st century study abroad student,” said Stacy Lutsch, IPO’s Director of Academic Initiatives.