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USF professor receives honorary degree in Romania

TAMPA, Fla. -- University of South Florida professor Pat Rogers recently traveled to the University of Bucharest in Romania in early November to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of the University.

The Department of English professor was honored along with Linda Hutcheon of the University of Toronto. Both gave lectures to an international interdisciplinary conference on “Literature and the Long Modernity.” The lecture was sponsored by both the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Referred to as “the Alexander Pope scholar in the world academe,” Rogers also was praised as being one of the most distinguished specialists in the field of 18th-century literature and culture.

Other recipients of this honorary degree include psychologist Jean Piaget, philosopher John Searle, sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf, as well as several world leaders and politicians.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences English    
Author: Lauren Laffer