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Past Events: 2004-2005

FALL 2004

September 16, 2004
Michael Moore's Film "Fahrenheit 9/11:" Political Documentary or Demagogic Propaganda? - Panelists: Professors David O'Brien (History) and Jeffrey Reno (Political Science) and students Elizabeth Letak '06 and Kenneth Olsen '05. Moderator: Professor Thomas Landy.

September 26 - October 1, 2004
Jesuit Heritage Week

September 30, 2004
Ignatius of Loyola: The Man and His Time - John O'Malley S.J., Distinguished Professor of Church History, Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Respondents: Profs. Francisco Gago-Jover and Susan Amatangelo; Moderator: Professor Mary Lee Ledbetter. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.

October 4, 2004
Last Lecture Series - David Chu, Associate Professor of Economics.

October 6, 2004
Science and the Soul - Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne.

October 7, 2004
Ethical Problems in Human Genetics - Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne.

October 21, 2004
Jesuits in Asia - Nicolas Standaert S.J., Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium. Respondents: Rev. Stephen Chow, S.J., Harvard University, and Leila Phillip; Moderator: Thomas Gottschang. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.

October 21, 2004
Lecture by Arun Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma Gandhi.

November 3, 2004
Faculty Book Discussion - Professor David J. O'Brien reviews Professor William Shea's The Lion and The Lamb: Evangelicals and Catholics in America. Professor Shea reviews Professor Philip Rule S.J.'s Coleridge and Newman: The Centrality of Conscience.

November 14, 2004
International Inaction in the Rwandan Genocide - Film and lecture by Rwandan Jesuit Rev. Elisee Rutagambwa.

November 15, 2004
Last Lecture Series - Joe Lawrence, Associate Professor of Philosophy.

November 18-21, 2004
Colloquium on Renewing the Church

December 1, 2004
European Origins of Jesuit Education - Thomas Worcester, S.J., and William Stempsey S.J., College of the Holy Cross. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.


January 19 - March 18, 2005
Drawings Exhibit: "Draw, What You See!" - Drawings by Helga Weissova-Hoskova, the most famous child artist of the Terezin ghetto.

January 24, 2005
Suffering, Loss, and the Work of a Writer - Novelist Alice McDermott.

January 26, 2005
Jewish Magic and Jewish Witches: How and How Many? - Professor Meir Bar-Ilan, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv.

February 7, 2005
Lay Catholics and the Future of the American Church - Flanagan Lecture Series: Judge Ann Burke, United States Court of Appeals, First District, and former Interim Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People.

February 8, 2005
How Holy Are Holy Wars? - Professor Ithamar Gruenwald, Tel Aviv University.

February 9, 2005
Draw, What You See! - Presentation and discussion.

February 9, 2005
Restorative Justice: A Model for Response to Clergy Abuse - Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Marquette Law School Restorative Justice Initiative.

February 14, 2005
Lilly Vocation Discernment Initiative Lectures in Ministry Series - Bishop Barbara Harris, suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and first woman bishop in the Episcopal Church worldwide.

February 16, 2005
Facing Frailty: Framework for Elder Care - Muriel Gillick, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Ambulatory Care & Prevention at Harvard Medical School, and a nationally recognized expert in medical ethics and care near the end of life.

February 17, 2005
Jesuits the New World - North and South America - Gauvin Bailey, Associate Professor of Art History, Clark University, and Jacques Monet, S.J., Director of the Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.

February 22, 2005
Creationism and Evolution - Kenneth R. Miller, Brown University biologist and author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution.

February 24, 2005
A Conversation on The Supreme Court and Religion: Interpreting the First Amendment - Professor James Hitchcock of the History Department at St. Louis University, Bishop Thomas Curry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Professor Caren Dubnoff of the Holy Cross Department of Political Science.

February 24, 2005
Heidegger's Turn - Rev. William Richardson, S.J. '41, of the department of Philosophy, Boston College.

March 1, 2005
Religion and the Election of 2004 - Damon Linker, editor, First Things.

March 3, 2005
God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America - Naomi Schaefer Riley, author.

March 14, 2005
Music-Thanatology and the Chalice of Repose Project: Prescriptive Music in the Care of the Dying - performance-lecture by Therese Schroeder-Sheker, visiting fellow.

March 15, 2005
Last Lecture Series - Loren Cass, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

March 16, 2005
Jesuit Education in the United States: Holy Cross through the 1940s - Kathleen Mahoney, President, Humanitas Foundation. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.

March 31, 2005
Cyrus and the Temple: The Relation between Monotheism and Political Progress - Professor William B. Allen, Michigan State University.

April 2, 2005
Reflections on the Abuse Crisis: How Can the Laity be Part of the Solution? - Alice Hayes, former president of the University of San Diego and former National Review Board member.

April 5, 2005
Gandhi or Bin Laden? Religion and Politics in an Age of Globalization - Professor Darrell Fasching, University of Southern Florida.

April 7, 2005
Ministering to Gang Members in Los Angeles - Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J.

April 9, 2005
Apocryphal Literature in the Early Church - Professor Pheme Perkins, Boston College.

April 12, 2005
Professor Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University.

April 12, 2005
The Gospel of Mary and its part in The DaVinci Code - Professor Jane Schaberg, University of Detroit-Mercy.

April 14, 2005
Moral Reflection in Jesuit Education and Scholarship - Michael C. McFarland, S.J., President, College of the Holy Cross. Presidential Colloquia: Jesuit Liberal Education and the Engaging of Cultures.

April 18, 2005
Religion and Ethics in Liberal Arts Education - Dean Mark Roche, University of Notre Dame.