Sullivan Museum-directed Lunch and Learn will examine work of 16th century armor designer Daniel Hopfer

Metallurgical craftsmanship and scholarship will complement the 2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit on this week’s Norwich University events calendar.

From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Norwich history professor Dr. Emily Fisher Gray will present “The Work of Daniel Hopfer: 16th Century Armorer, Artist, and Religious Radical” in a virtual Lunch and Learn presented by the Sullivan Museum and History Center.

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Dr. Emily Fisher Gray will discuss armor design by 16th century designer Daniel Hopfer. (Screenshot from video/Todd Lecture Series.)

Gray earned her doctorate in Early Modern European History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and joined Norwich University’s faculty in 2007. She has written on the Protestant Reformation’s early causes and progress, Lutheran-Catholic co-existence and Lutheran architecture aesthetics. She has done research in churches, libraries and archives in the former Free Imperial Cities of southern Germany, especially Augsburg, where she lived for a year as a Fulbright Fellow.

Gray received the Homer L. Dodge Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015.

While teaching with the CityLAB:Berlin program in Germany, Gray used her free time to research Daniel Hopfer (1483-1538), a German armor decorator who designed dress armor for the Holy Roman Emperors. In her talk, Gray will describe armor etching and the decorative armor’s social function in the late Renaissance.

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ABSTRACTS DUE: Monday is abstracts deadline day for the Celebration of Excellence, a two-week virtual event showcasing research and creative activity completed in the 2020-21 academic year.

Norwich University’s Faculty Development and Undergraduate Research programs are coordinating the Celebration of Excellence.  

Students should submit an abstract to present a poster or oral presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Guidelines are on the Undergraduate Research Sharepoint site. Faculty should submit an abstract to present a poster or oral presentation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for details on the abstracts deadline. Click here for coverage of last year’s event.

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The six-week virtual Tournées French Film Festival continues with its second offering, “Synonyms” on Friday. (Photo from French Tournées Film Festival/FACE Foundation.)

FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES: The six-week virtual Tournées French Film Festival continues with its second offering, “Synonyms” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

For the movie, Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid turned to his own experience as a young exile in France 20 years ago. He tells the story of Yoav, a young Israeli who arrives in Paris knowing no one and barely speaking French but committed to forgetting his homeland and becoming a Frenchman.

Norwich University French Program Director and Assistant Professor of French Dr. Sophia Mizouni landed a $2,200 grant from the FACE Foundation to mount the festival. (FACE stands for French-American Cultural Exchange.)

Dr. Jeffry Casey, an assistant professor of theater and director of the Pegasus Players theater troupe will lead a postscreening question-and-answer session.

Click here for details on the screening.

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WE HEAR YOU: A new edition of Norwich University Athletics’ “Reveille” Podcast focuses on the importance of mental health and mental health services on college campuses and in communities nationwide. Counseling and Wellness Center Director Nicole Krotinger and counselor Noah Goss-Woliner joined Multimedia Specialist Tanner Acebo for the discussion. Listen here.

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WE’VE GOT GAME: The Admissions Office will hold a pair of webinars for prospective student-athletes. The first session is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; the second session is at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tune in and learn.

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PLAYTIME: The Campus Activities Board will host an “Among Us” online game challenge at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Join a space expedition in which Crewmates ferret out Impostors and stop sabotage. Click here for details.

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