All faculty and staff are invited to a lecture honoring the career of Thompson Faller, philosophy, who will retire from his long, colorful career on The Bluff at the end of the spring semester. The lecture will be “The Use of Philosophical Principles in Modern Catholic Social Teaching” by Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., associate professor at Fordham University, on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons boardroom. A reception will follow, and no RSVP is required. Sponsors include the philosophy department, theology department, the McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics, and The Garaventa Center.
For more information contact Andrew Eshleman, philosophy, at 7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vail Fletcher and her communication studies students received a competitive Oregon Humanities Conversation Starter Project grant to host a program titled, “Beyond Bars: Rethinking Our Reliance on Prisons” on Thursday, November 21, 7-9 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. It will be an interactive conversation focused on considering the following questions: What role do prisons serve in our country? Is it possible to envision a world where people are safe and secure, and where there is accountability, without prisons? Does our prison system, in some cases, actually cause rather than reduce crime? The event is sponsored in part by the Garaventa Center, the Department of Social Justice, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Communication Studies. The event will be immediately followed by a dessert reception. All community members are welcome. Please contact Fletcher at email@example.com with any questions and/or if you plan on bringing your class.
All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend“The Impact of Catholic Education in America,” a conference to be held June 20-22, 2013 on the University of Portland campus, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center. The purpose of the conference is to bring together teachers, school administrators, pastors, and scholars to deepen the conversation around issues facing Catholic schools today and the impact these schools have had on the flourishing of the Catholic faith through out the nation.
Members ofthe UP community—including undergraduate students—may attend any or all sessions free of charge but are asked to register at http://www.up.edu/garaventa/. For local archdiocesan teachers, administrators, or pastors registration is $100 for the Friday sessions, which include topics of particular interest (technology in the classroom, school standards and benchmarks, legal topics, effective school boards, transferring the mission to lay leadership, etc). There are also a limited number of $50 scholarships available to this group.
For more information contact Powell at ext. 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Mayer, Physics, and Rev.Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., Theology, will discuss the possibilities surrounding the integration of science and faith with their presentation of “Science and Religion” on Wednesday, April 10, at 4 pm, in Buckley Center room 163.
Their talk, sponsored by the Garaventa Center, is free and open to all. Mayer will provide examples of how faith and science are integrated in the life of a professional scientist. Hosinski will reflect on how religion and science complement each other, so that together they give us a deeper understanding of reality.
The lecture will be preceded by a brief ceremony presenting the annual Garaventa High School essay contest awards, beginning at 4 pm. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at ext. 7702 or email@example.com.
University of Portland professor emerita Margaret Monahan Hogan will present a lecture, “Resistance:Its Costs and Its Limits,” on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Hogan’s presentation will provide a framework to consider the costs and the limits of resistance. Her lecture will include Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on obedience; examples of resistance in recent history including the Kreisau Circle and its opposition to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during WWII; and present day religious liberty.
For more information contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at ext. 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Garaventa Center invites paper proposals for a conference highlighting the history of Catholic education in America, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center.“The Impact of Catholic Education in America: Past, Present and Future” will take place from June 20-22, 2013, on the
University campus. This gathering of scholars, administrators,teachers and Church leaders, cohosted with the University’s School of Education as
they celebrate their 50th anniversary, will review the past and assess present circumstances as a lens through which to view current challenges and future possibilities. [Read more…] about A Call For Papers
Shannon Mayer is a professor of physics and Fr. Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., Ph.D., is a professor of theology specializing in the science and religion dialogue. Both are members of the UP faculty. This lecture directly follows the awarding of the annual Garaventa High School essay contest awards. The 2013 contest theme is Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19).
Margaret Hogan was the founding executive director of the Garaventa Center, a faculty member in the Philosophy Department, and the McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics at the University of Portland. She is currently a professor emeritus at UP and a Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.