The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

18 Chatham Sq., Wilms Bldg.
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.1595
Fax: 412.396.4501

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    Established in 2012, the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition expands upon Duquesne’s long history of considering—and contributing to—the Catholic intellectual tradition in both the historical and the modern contexts. Its mission is to promote and advance the Catholic intellectual tradition across the entire spectrum of the University’s pursuits: research, teaching, faculty networking, and programs that apply Catholic ideas and ideals to a broad range of issues. As part of the Division of Mission and Identity and in concert with Duquesne’s Strategic Plan, the Center supports a community-wide emphasis on central Catholic and Spiritan values such as social justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

    What is Catholic intellectual tradition?
    • An ongoing dialogue - informed by faith, guided by reason, and infused with human creativity - that produces knowledge, shapes culture, and orients human lives
    • A shared labor to discern and promote the human and common good
    • historically, globally, and disciplinarily diverse intellectual achievements and cultural treasures that enrich human inquiry and fund viable solutions to contemporary problems

     
    Canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II:
    Webinar: What Makes a Saint?  An Interdisciplinary Conversation Marking the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

    Wednesday, April 23 @12:30pm

    To connect with the webinar, click here.

    As the Catholic Church prepares to canonize two of its recent popes, join several Duquesne Liberal Arts faculty to consider the meaning of sainthood from interdisciplinary perspectives.  We'll consider the legacies of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, look at various ways of being holy, and consider what the Church's "universal call to holiness" can mean for us today.

    Panelists include: 
    Dr. Gerard Magill, Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law
    Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Chair of the Department of Theology
    Dr. Jams Swindal, Dean of McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
    Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center fo rthe Catholic Intellectual Tradition

    For more information about John XXIII and John Paul II as well as the canonization process go here.



    Christian-Muslim Dialogue Committee Letter to Students

     

    Catholic Intellectual March Madness:

    Congratulations to Johanna Burnett for winning the Ipad Mini in the 2014 Catholic Intellectual March Madness contest!  Go here to see who won the title of 2014 Champion Catholic Intellectual.

    Rice Fellows Program:

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Office of Service Learning announce the Rice Fellows Program.  This program, created through the Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series (also known as "Rice on the Road") establishes a new fellowship opportunity supporting collaborative work between a Duquesne faculty member and a community partner to address a specific project connected to the topics explored in our lecture series. 

    Lily Fellows Program Small Grant Award:

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Department of Theology were recently awarded a Lily Fellows Program Small Grant of $3,000. The grant will support an inter-disciplinary faculty development workshop on " Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability: Explorations at a Spiritan Catholic University."  A workshop will run during the 2014-15 academic year. We will share additional information soon.

    Undergraduate Research Symposium 2014:

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CCIT) and Center for Spiritan Studies (CSS) are pleased to announce an award for undergraduate research. Our aim is to celebrate and encourage undergraduate research that engages resources in Catholic intellectual traditions in general or Spiritan sources more particularly. The award will include a prize of $250.

    Congratulations to this year's winners:

          Franklin J. Giovannelli, "The Papacy in the High Renaissance of Rome"
          Junior, A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration

          Olivia Reddick, "The Human Body as Psychological and Spiritual"
          Senior, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

    Go here for more information on the Centers' Research Award.

    Go here for more information on the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium 2014.

    Graduate Research Symposium 2014:

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CCIT) and the Center for Spiritan Studies are pleased to announce two awards for graduate student research. Our aim is to celebrate and encourage graduate research that engages resources in Catholic intellectual traditions in general or Spiritan sources more particularly. 

    Eligible submissions came from a range of disciplines, including Clinical Psychology, Sacred Music, Organ, Performance, English, Theology, and Healthcare Ethics.

    Go here for more information on the Centers' Research Award.  

    Go here for more information on the Graduate Student Research Symposium 2014.

    Anti-Trafficking and Curriculum

    Why is Human Trafficking Relevant to Duquesne University Professors?

    The Holy Ghost Fathers, or Spiritans as they are also known, have a long history of combating slavery and forced labor.  In keeping with this rich Spiritan tradition, law students Lauren Sullivan and Judy Hale Reed are leading an effort to integrate training on modern slavery, also called human trafficking, into the curriculum for all majors and areas of study at Duquesne University.

    See their work and resources available here.

    PT Faculty Micro-grant

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, with the support of the Office of the Provost and the Division of Mission and Identity announces the Part-Time Faculty Mission Micro-grant.

    Click here for more information.

    Rice Fellows Program

    The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Office of Service Learning establish a new fellowship opportunity.  The Rice Fellows Program will support collaborative work between a Duquesne faculty member and a community partner to address a specific project connected to the topics explored in our Rice on the Road lecture series.

    Go here for more information on the Rice Fellows Program.