Dr. Mary D. Edwards, Adjunct Professor with CCE read a paper entitled “The Coronation of the Virgin Painted by Altichiero in the Oratory of St. George in Padua (1379-84)” at the 35th International Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference at Villanova University on October 23rd. The theme of the conference was “Mother of Mercy: The Figure of Mary in Theology and Culture.” In her paper, Dr. Edwards reviewed the history of the image of the Coronation of Mary in Italy and then discussed the influence of St. Francis and the life of the patron on the interpretation of the theme by Altichiero.