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In Duquesne Visit, Distinguished Educator to Address Challenges in Catholic Higher Education

Duquesne University's inaugural lecture on Catholic intellectual tradition will feature the Rev. James L. Heft, a priest of the Society of Mary, president and founder of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Heft, who was honored in 2011 with the Theodore Hesburgh Award for long and distinguished service to Catholic Higher Education, has chaired and served on the board of the American Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. He spent many years at the University of Dayton, serving as chancellor and provost, as well as chair of the theology department.

Heft will address Six Challenges Facing Catholic Higher Education. A reception will follow.
When: Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m.

Where: Duquesne's Power Center Ballroom.

Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested at 412.396.5131.


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