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Memorial Luncheon for Fred Abbate
Start Date: 9/8/2017Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/8/2017End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description

Dr. Fred Abbate, a long-time, popular instructor in the Pennoni Honors Program, died on Friday after a short illness. Dr. Abbate was a professor of philosophy whose courses were both rigorous and playful. They included The Mind of Sherlock HolmesThe Logic of the Jack the Ripper CaseShakespeare as Philosopher; and Terrorism and Torture, among others. In 2013, he led a group of students from his Jack the Ripper course to London to retrace the steps of the murderer and explore the remnants of Victorian London in the modern-day city. 


Dr. Abbate was the first recipient of the Pennoni Honors Program Teaching Award and was involved with numerous programs and events associated with the College. He was a playwright, poet, musician, and novelist as well as a devoted follower of Aristotle. He loved philosophy, and he loved his students. His passion, knowledge, and humor will be missed.


There will be a memorial luncheon for Dr. Abbate on Friday, September 8 at noon at the Westin Hotel at 555 Fellowship Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ.  If any students would like to attend, please contact Dr. Dougherty at dd446@drexel.edu.

Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Daniel Dougherty
Phone: 2158956213
Email: dd446@drexel.edu
Fred Abbate
Westin Hotel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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