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St. Thomas University News Release

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For Immediate Release: April 25, 2002

St. Thomas awards rank of professor emeritus

[ Fredericton ] -- St. Thomas University will award the rank of Professor Emeritus to Dr. Anthony L.H. Rhinelander at its spring 2002 Convocation ceremony on May 13, 2002. This award is given to faculty members who have served with distinction in teaching, research and publication or in the administration or development of the University.

For three decades, Dr. Rhinelander's colleagues and students have benefited from his exceptional skill as a lecturer, scholar and contributor to the development of St. Thomas University. He has been an accomplished scholar, presenting papers, participating in panels, and attending conferences in Canada, the United States and in Russia. He published a book on nineteenth century Russian imperialism and translated a classic history of Russia.

His teaching style was engaging and imaginative. His lively impersonation of historical figures such as Ivan the Terrible and Erasmus have drawn crowds of appreciative students. Bystanders have been astonished to see Dr. Rhinelander, in Cossack garb or in flowing robes, striding across the campus, making the study of history a memorable experience for his students.

Dr. Rhinelander also devoted considerable time and energy to university and community activities. He contributed to dozens of university committees, delivered public lectures, and was president of the Fredericton Heritage Trust.

The Convocation ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday May 13, 2002 in the courtyard of St. Thomas University on the north side of George Martin Hall.