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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

As the Catholic Church prepared to canonize two of its recent popes, several Duquesne Liberal Arts faculty considered the meaning of sainthood from interdisciplinary perspectives. Included in the discussion were the legacies of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, a look at various ways of being holy, and consideration as to 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

Spiritan Pedagogy Dinner
Friday, April 19, 2013

Darlene F. Weaver, Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Fr. James Chukwuma Okoye, Director of the Center for Spiritan Studies were joined by special guest, author John Rodden and invited members of the Duquesne community for a conversation regarding Spiritan Pedagogy. 

Discussion topics included:

  • What are the hallmarks of Spiritan pedagogy?
  • What methods are particularly suited to Spiritan pedagogy?
  • What resources can you suggest?
  • What conditions would promote the development of Spiritan pegagogy?

Paluse Faculty Fellows & Friends Luncheon
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Darlene F. Weaver, Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition was joined by author John Rodden and Duquesne University faculty members for a lunchtime discussion in the Seifert Suite.

Building Relationships with Africa: Evolving Foundations for Research, Teaching and Service

Anne Marie Hansen, Ed.D., O.T.R., Assistant Professor, Paluse Faculty Fellow

Lisa Lopez Levers, Ph.D, P.C.C.-S, L.P.C., C.R.C., N.C.C., The Rev. Francis Philben, CSSp. Endowed Chair in African Studies, Professor of Counselor Education & Supervision

Rodney Hopson, Ph.D., Professor, Hillman Distinguished Professor, 2006-2011

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Catholic Strategies of International Conflict Resolution: Will the Rise of ‘Islamo-Liberals' Reduce Western-Islamic Hostilities?

Mark L. Haas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

12 noon
Africa Room

Part of the 2013 Mission and Identity Founders Week events.

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2012 Paluse Faculty Research Grant Workshop

The workshop provided interested faculty an opportunity to meet with previous grant recipients to discuss the scope of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the character of mission-related research and scholarship. We welcome full-time faculty members who are considering applying for the Paluse Faculty Research Grant, or would like to participate in a conversation regarding mission-related research in general.  Held Monday, December 10, 2012.

"Echoes of Biblical Apocalypticism in Benedict XVI's Social Teaching"

Dr. William Wright, Associate Professor, Theology Department

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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"The Invention of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Mission and Identity in Catholic Higher Education"

Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver, Director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

October 3, 2012

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