September 25, 2023

Greenan Publishes on American Enlightenment Figure

April Greenan, assistant professor of Musicology, has presented her research on Francis Hopkinson, a key figure of the American Revolution, in an article in the Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment published this month by Bloomsbury.

Hopkinson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a federal judge, inventor, prolific writer of satire, composer and designer of the American flag and the Seal of the United States.

In 1776, George Washington tasked Hopkinson with managing the new nation’s debt and overseeing the incipient navy. He engineered a plan that reclaimed the port of Philadelphia from British occupation. Hopkinson also composed music for public events and dedicated several of his songs to Washington.

Greenan Lectures at University of Virginia

April Greenan, Assistant Professor of Music, recently lectured on music and medicine in the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She reported on controlled studies of the application of music in combating certain cancers, dyslexia, and Alzheimer’s Disease and identified specific musical properties that the studies indicate are effective in treatment and that produce statistically significant results.

April Greenan Gives Endowed Lecture at UVA Medical School

April Greenan, Assistant Professor of Music, delivered the John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture in Medicine & Society at the University of Virginia School of Medicine on September 25, 2013. The lecture was entitled, “Music as Medicine: How 21st-Century Physicians Can Apply Music to Comprehensive Patient Care.”