Faculty Highlights

O’Sullivan on all things St. Patrick’s Day

English and Irish literature professor Maurice “Socky” O’Sullivan revels in his Emerald Isle heritage. He recently sat down with the Orlando Sentinel to share some little-known facts about Irish traditions and the Sunshine State’s connections to them.

Are St. Patrick’s Day parades an American invention? What’s Yogi Berra’s connection to them? These questions—along with a few lessons the Irish can teach us about peace and tolerance—are just a few of the topics in the Q&A. Read the full interview.