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  • April 9 & 10, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, Mindy Fullilove Thompson, MD, Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School
  • September 21, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Cathleen J. Appelt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duquesne University. "Identity and Priorities for Social Change: An exploration of African-American women's perspectives on the current maternal-child health crisis"
  • October 26, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Matthew Ussia, Instructor of Writing, Duquesne University. "The Infinite Terror of Open Spaces"
  • November 16, 2017 - Monthly Speaker: Daniel Burston, Associate Professor of Pyschology, Duquesne University. "Dust and Fog, Fire and Salt: Karl Stern's Emigre Experience"
  • February 1, 2018 - Monthly Speaker: Jacke Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh. "Human Rights in the 21st Century: Roles and Strategies for Scholars"
  • March 1, 2018 - Monthly Speaker, Kathy Newman, Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon. "The Art of Das Kapital: Why Contemporary Artists Are Turning to Marx"


  • September 15th, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English and Hilman Endowed Chair, Duquesne University. "Mina Loy's America at War: The Late Poems and Photojournalism's Rise"
  • October 26th & 27th, 2016 -- External Speaker: Karen Teel, Professor of Theology, University of San Diego.
  • November 17, 2016 -- Monthly Speaker: Andrew Simpson, Assistant Professor of History, Duquesne University. "Healing The Post-Industrial City: Thinking Critically about Academic Medicine and Urban Change."
  • January 19, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Jeffrey McCurry, Director of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.  "Phenomenology as a Way of Life."
  • February 23, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Sylvia Rhor, Professor of Art History, Carlow University. "From MLK to March: Comics, Civil Rights, and Social Change."
  • March 16 & 17, 2017 -- External Speaker: David Seamon, Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University
    • Public Lecture: "Portraying Human Experience Visually and Aesthetically: André Kertész as a Photographer of the Lifeworld"
    • Seminar: "Understanding Place Holistically: Cities as Synergistic Relationality"
  • March 23, 2017 -- Monthly Speaker: Eva Simms, Adrian Van Kaam Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University. "Violence and Resilience: Community-Engaged Research in Urban Neighborhoods."