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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

Faculty roundtableSix 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

Metropolitan Hilarion AlfeyevTheologian 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.

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Mathematical Biologist on Evolution and Christianity

Martin NowakMartin 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.

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Norwegian Political Scientist on Politics and Faith

Janne Haaland MatlaryJanne 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."

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Newman Expert Rev. Ian Ker Concludes Lecture Series

Rev. Ian Ker

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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