Endowed Chair: Irish Studies
The Smurfit-Stone Corporation Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies
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Dr. Eamonn Wall
Professor of English
A Unique Gift in Support of International Education
In 1996, Dr. Michael Smurfit pledged the funds to create the Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies. As a major multinational corporation, Smurfit-Stone Corporation clearly exemplifies what it means to be a good corporate citizen in the era of global economic interdependence. Integral to the efforts to internationalize the University of Missouri-St. Louis, this professorship represents another important step in ensuring that our students and the local community understand and communicate with people of different cultures.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Although his primary appointment is in the English Department, Dr. Eamonn Wall, an internationally renowned Irish poet, writer, and literary critic takes an interdisciplinary approach to promote teaching, research and community service in the Irish arts and humanities. Working with International Studies and Programs, the Irish-American community, and the community at large, Dr. Wall develops programs for campus and community audiences about Ireland and the Irish expatriate experience. He also collaborates with the other international professors and International Studies and Programs to develop a comprehensive international program highlighting the diversity of St. Louis' ethnic heritage.
Programs for Campus and Community
The establishment of the Smurfit-Stone Distinguished Lecturer series has permitted International Studies and Programs to offer outstanding programs for campus and community audiences. The events include presenting speakers on Irish culture, literature, history, politics, and performers of Irish music and dance.
Dr. Eamonn Wall, Professor
University of Missouri-St. Louis
431 Lucas Hall
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
Tel: 314-516-5589; Fax: 314-516-6757
Dr. Joel Glassman, Director
International Studies and Programs
Tel: 314-516-5753; Fax: 314-516-6757