Jan. 21, 2011

Faculty Seminars to Underscore Inaugural Theme

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A series of faculty luncheon seminars this spring on Catholic social teaching and public policy will underscore President John Garvey's inaugural theme.

The "Faculty Seminars on Catholic Social Teachings and Public Policy" will be presented in the Vincent P. Walter Room of Curley Hall by professors who are fellows of CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR).

The seminars are part of a series of events celebrating the theme of President John Garvey's inaugural year, Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.

"The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies is pleased to offer members of the university faculty a chance to explore the Church's teachings pertaining to contemporary issues of public policy," says Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics and director of IPR.

"Life issues, environment, health care, poverty, social and economic justice, immigration, and many other policy areas will be considered," Schneck adds. "All members of the university faculty are welcome!"

Following are dates, topics and other details of the seminars, which are open only to the faculty:

  • Thursday, Feb. 3, "Subsidiarity" by Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor, sociology; and Andrew Abela, chair, business and economics, and associate professor, marketing
  • Thursday, Feb. 24, "Common Good" by Stephen Schneck, professor, politics; and Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
  • Thursday, March 31, "Solidarity" by John Kromkowski, associate professor, politics; and Enrique Pumar, associate professor, sociology
  • Thursday, April 14, "Dignity of Person" by Rev. Brian Johnstone, C.SS.R., professor, moral theology and ethics, and Warren Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture; Rev. Tony Pogorelc, S.S., adjunct assistant professor, sociology; and Linda Plitt Donaldson, associate professor, social work

Each seminar will include a 40-minute presentation by the speakers, followed by a 30-minute Q-and-A session.

For more information about the inauguration and other related events, visit http://president.cua.edu/.


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