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Distinguished Educator to Address Challenges in Catholic Higher Education

The challenges facing Catholic Higher Education will be brought to the forefront at an inaugural lecture on Catholic intellectual tradition at Duquesne University.

The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, will address Six Challenges Facing Catholic Higher Education.

Heft was recently honored with the Theodore Hesburgh Award for his long and distinguished service to Catholic higher education. A former chair and board member of the American Association of Catholic Colleges and University, he spent many years at the University of Dayton, where he served as chancellor, provost and chair of the theology department.

A reception will follow.

The event is hosted by the Duquesne University Office of Mission and Identity.

When: Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m.

Where: Power Center Ballroom on the Duquesne campus

Admission: Free and open to the public

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.