The 2015 Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education will take place on Thursday, September 17, at 7:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Best-selling author Tim Egan, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, will present “Francis and Francis: How a Pope and Saint Changed the World, One Heart at a Time.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Egan, a resident of Seattle, is the Northwest correspondent for The New York Times and columnist for the NYT’s weekly “Opinionator.” In 2006, Egan won the National Book Award, considered the nation’s highest literary honor, for The Worst Hard Time, a history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series “How Race Is Lived in America.”
The Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education was established in 1999 to honor Fr. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest/scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Zahm, superior of the Holy Cross in America when the University was founded in 1901, contributed counsel, money, and Holy Cross men to the nascent University. The Zahm lecture honors both his memory and the legacy of Holy Cross priests and brothers on The Bluff by addressing important issues surrounding American Catholic education.
For more information, contact Sarah Nuxoll, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.