Academic Lectures


Academic Lectures 2018-2019

January 20 – 6:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Mary and Mercy Center: Mark Miravalle, AMU Visiting Fellow, Theology Lecture

Additional dates for lectures: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, and April 21. (All Mary and Mercy Center lectures will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall.)

January 25 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“Human Fulfillment in Christ: A Journey of Hope for the Christian Community:  Moral Principles and Healing at the End of Life,”

Bro. Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, RN, FAAN, Provincial Director of Administration, Dominican Friars, Province of St. Joseph.

January 28 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

“Career-Maker: Being Smart Is Not Good Enough” 

Eric Richardson, Founder and Director of Growth Development Associates

February 7-9 – Aquinas Center Conference

“Aquinas the Biblical Theologian”

Co-sponsored by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Keynote Speakers:

Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Matthew Levering, Ph.D., Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary

https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-biblical-theologian

February 15 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“Sickness Unto Death?  Suffering, Evil, and Death in Contemporary Popular Culture”  

Dr. Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.

March 14 – 6:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Honor’s Colloquium #4: “John Paul II and Business As a Vocation”

Prof. Andreas Widmer, Busch School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America.

April 4 – 5:00 p.m. Henkels Lecture Series (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

“What Would Madison Do? Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of American National Government”

Dr. John Dilulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Past Lectures

August 31 – 5:00 p.m. (Tom and Selby Prince Building Auditorium)

Fall Formal Academic Convocation – “Francis, the Man behind the Myth: A Challenge to Post-Modernist Theory in History”

Fr. Augustine Thompson, Professor of History at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

September 17 – 5:30 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Constitution Day Debate/Honors Colloquium: Constitutional Governance or Confessional State:  Which Is Better Suited to Human Nature?

A panel discussion: Dr. John Colman/Dr. James Patterson and Dr. Joseph Trabbic/Dr. Michael Breidenbach

September 21 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

History Department Lecture: “Home of the Sparrow, Nest of the Swallow: The Medieval Cathedral”

Dr. Richard Allington, Visiting Lecturer at Christendom College

September 26 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Honors Colloquium #2: “William F. Buckley Jr. and Political Discourse in the Trump Era” 

Kathryn Lopez, National Review Institute.

October 4 – 6:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Honor’s Colloquium #3: “Rebuilding a Culture of Religious Liberty” 

Dr. James Stone, Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic at Stanford University.

October 11 – 5:30 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

History Department: Preservation Science: Conserving History Through Technology and Innovation 

Dr. Andrew Lerwill

October 25 – 5:00 p.m. (Tom and Selby Prince Building Auditorium)

Prince Lecture Series: “How Catholic Art saved the Faith”

Dr. Elizabeth Lev, Art historian, bestselling author, international speaker and certified sommelier.

November 8 – 7:30 pm (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1017 )

Commemorating Kristallnacht (Barry David, Keith Houde)

Viewing of a short documentary film on Kristallnacht, viz. “The Night of Broken Glass.”, directed by Michael Kloft. Following the film there will be an opportunity to discuss the event’s nature and significance—especially so in light of the recent (Oct. 27, 2018) murdering and wounding of Jewish worshippers at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

November 15 – 10:15 am (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, #1029)

“Introducción a un género nuevo y único: las Crónicas de Indias” (Spanish Historical Writing about the New World (1492-1600) *Lecture will be in Spanish

Ángel Delgado-Gómez, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

November 16 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Business Department: “The World of Healthcare” 

Mr. John May, Former C.E.O. and Healthcare Administrator

November 29 – 5:00 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

“Recent News As Told by Economists”/Ave Maria Ask an Economist Panel 

December 2 – 6:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Mary and Mercy Center: Mark Miravalle, AMU Visiting Fellow, Theology lecture

January 11-12 – (O’Bryan Performance Hall)

Crisis in the Church: On the Faith of Mary as the Pathway to Peace

Dr. Michele Schumacher, University of Fribourg
Dr. Maria Fedoryka, Ave Maria University
Dr. Mark Miravalle, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Dr. Janice Breidenbach, Ave Maria University
Kathy Clarke, Mothers of the Church in the Diocese of Kilmore

January 6 – 6:15 p.m. (Paul M. Henkels Academic Building, Demetree Lecture Hall)

Mary and Mercy Center: Mark Miravalle, AMU Visiting Fellow, Theology Lecture

Additional dates for PAST lectures: January 13