Inaugural Lecture Series
Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University
The inaugural year programming focused on the intellect began with a Catholic University faculty roundtable discussion on Jan. 18, 2011, on the topic of "What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life." Continuing throughout the spring 2011 semester, the University will host a series of prominent intellectuals in disciplines, such as history, music, literature, and science, who will present lectures on the interplay between religious ideas about virtue and their scholarly work.
Faculty Rountable Explores Inaugural Theme
Six Catholic University faculty members offered answers to the question, "What does faith have to do with intellect?" in front of an audience of nearly 250 people on Jan. 18, 2011.
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Russian Orthodox Archbishop on Music and Faith
Theologian and musical composer Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of the Russian Orthodox Church gave a multimedia presentation on "The Intersection of Music and Faith" on Feb. 9 in Caldwell Auditorium.
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Acclaimed Poet Lectures on Faith and Writing
Poet Dana Gioia, who is former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, spoke on the topic "The Catholic Writer Today." The lecture was on Feb. 28, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
Mathematical Biologist on Evolution and Christianity
Martin Nowak, director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University lectured on "Evolution and Christianity" on March 22, 2011, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
Norwegian Political Scientist on Politics and Faith
Janne Haaland Matlary, a professor of international politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College delivered a lecture April 19, 2011, titled "When Might Becomes Human Rights."
Newman Expert Rev. Ian Ker Concludes Lecture Series
Rev. Ian Ker, a senior research fellow at Oxford University is generally recognized as the leading authority on the thought and writings of John Henry Newman. He spoke about Newman's "Idea of a University."
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