Ahhh, Dionysus. The patron Greek god of winemaking, wine, grape harvests, fertility, and of course, one of the patrons of our program. One of the most beautiful Greek gods to be sure, he gives inspiration to both the arts and revelry making around the world.
Whoops, that's Hurley from "Lost," played by Jorge Garcia.
There we go, that's Dionysus. Actually,.. I'm still having a hard time telling them apart.
Anyways, to get back to the point of this post, during the 2012-2013 school year Prof. Florio and his students made their own wine. Last spring we posted an update of that process after Margaret and some other students, both graduate and undergraduate, bottled some of the finished product.
Some time had passed and there were fears that that nectar of the gods had started the slow but inevitable transformation into vinegar. Earlier this week Ana, Ben, and Prof. Florio took a trip down into the depths of College Hall to see how much of that delicious concoction we still had left. Turns out...it was a lot. While the three of them recovered four gallons worth of vino there is still about four good gallons left. Here's to a new year with good wine!
We would like to welcome Ben Remillard as our new Graduate Intern for the 2014-2015 school year. Ben will be taking over for Margaret Bogosian, who so efficiently managed the position last year.
Ben is in his second year of the Heritage Studies MA program. In 2013 Ben graduated from Providence College with a double major in History and English, with a concentration in Theatre. His graduate thesis focus is on the Native American memorialization of Boston Harbor's Deer Island.
Ben says that his focus this year for Heritage Studies is to make our events as "interdisciplinary as possible in order to connect to the most students on campus, regardless of major."