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Past Events: 2008-2009

FALL 2008

September 10, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion: Modernism, Drama, and the Audience for Irish Spectacle by Paige Reynolds.

September 16, 2008
Learning from 'God's Own Country,' Kerala, India: a Development Model and a Paradox — Rev. M.K. George, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

September 17, 2008
Higher Education Reading Group: Jay Parini's The Art of Teaching and Jim Lang's Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year.

September 30, 2008
Christology at the Crossroad: in Dialogue with Judaism and Islam - Rev. Paolo Gamberini, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies.

October 7, 2008
Gustavo Gutierrez Meets Giuseppe Verdi: the Beauty of Liberation and the Liberation of Beauty - Professor Jim Nickoloff.

October 7, 2008
Ying Ruocheng: Revolution, Reform and Faith On Stage in Modern China - Claire Conceisson, Associate Professor, Tufts University.

October 19, 2008
Sacred musical traditions of South Asia - Vocalist Shubha Mudgal and her ensemble of five musicians, including virtuoso tabla player Aneesh Pradhan.

October 20, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion: David Schaefer's Illiberal Justice: John Rawls vs. the American Political Tradition.

October 28, 2008
Thomas More Lecture on Work, Faith and Civic Life: Paul LaCamera, '64, General Manager of WBUR, Boston's NPR news station.

October 29, 2008
Who's Afraid of American Religion? - Alan Wolfe, Professor & Director of The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

November 3, 2008
Modern Cosmology and Life's Meaning - Rev. George Coyne, S.J., Past Director of the Vatican Observatory and current President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

November 6, 2008
Faculty Author Discussion: Teaching the Daode Jing, edited by Gary DeAngelis and Warren G. Frisina.

November 14, 2008
The Catholic Philosopher: Dancing at Arms' Length with One's Theological Mistress - Robert Wood, University of Dallas.

November 24, 2008
Emperor Akbar and the Jesuits: Artistic Encounters Between Europe and Asia at the Mughal Courts of India - Mika Natif, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Visual Arts.

November 23, 2008
Olivier Messiaen Festival: Organ concert by Professor James David Christie.

December 2, 2008
Olivier Messiaen Festival: Performance featuring Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

December 5, 2008
Olivier Messiaen Festival: Conference on the life and work of Olivier Messiaen - Professor Rebecca Rischin, University of Ohio, and Rev. Stephen Schloesser, S.J., of Boston College.

December 7, 2008
Olivier Messiaen Festival: Performance featuring Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Trois Mélodies.

SPRING 2009

January 27, 2009
The Faces of Jesus in Film Screening 1: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964).

January 29, 2009
The Faces of Jesus in Film Screening 2: Denys Arcand's Jesus of Montreal (1989).

February 2, 2009
The church's understanding of Christian responsibility for migrants, refugees and itinerant people - Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity.

February 2, 2009
The Faces of Jesus in Film Screening 3: Valerio Zurlini's Black Jesus (1968).

February 3, 2009
Moral Frameworks for Thinking About the Legacies of War - Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and former Dean of the Harvard Divinity School. Part of the series Moral Responsibility for the Legacies of War: Vietnam to Iraq.

February 4, 2009
The Faces of Jesus in Film Screening 4: Mark Dornford-May's Son of Man (2006).

February 5, 2009
The Faces of Jesus in Film Lecture: The African Face of Jesus in Film - Rev. Lloyd Baugh, S.J., International Visiting Jesuit Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies.

February 5, 2009
Catholicism and Liberalism: Why they need each other - Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal.

February 9, 2009
Religion and Aging in Communities of Memory - Ellen Idler, professor and acting dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers. Aging, Ethics and Spirituality Lecture.

February 10, 2009
Agent Orange: Consciousness and Conscience - Diane Fox, Visiting Professor of History and Anthropology. Part of the series Moral Responsibility for the Legacies of War: Vietnam to Iraq.

February 11, 2009
Luncheon Series: "How Can I Find God?"

February 14, 2009
Zen Meditation and Interreligious Forum - Rev. Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, and Professor Anna J. Brown, Saint Peter's College.

February 17, 2009
U.S. Veterans Returning from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Panel Discussion part of the series Moral Responsibility for the Legacies of War: Vietnam to Iraq.

February 19, 2009
Where do we go from here? - Student Panel Discussion part of the series Moral Responsibility for the Legacies of War: Vietnam to Iraq.

March 12, 2009
The Gospels of Judas, Mary, and Thomas: The Good News About Marginalized Disciples in Early Christian Literature - Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University.

March 16, 2009
The Religious Enlightenment - David Sorkin, Professor of History and Frances and Laurence Weinstein Professor of Jewish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

March 17, 2009
Lessons from the Shoah: Why we teach the Holocaust at Holy Cross - Daniel Bitran, associate professor of psychology. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish Christian Understanding.

March 18, 2009
Luncheon Series: "How Can I Find God?"

March 19, 2009
Hurricane Season: Life in Twentieth Century New Orleans - Leslie Harris, Emory University Professor

March 23, 2009
Contemporary Physics and Christian Faith: Conflict or Consonance? A Catholic/Atheist Disputation - Rev. Paul A. Schweitzer. S.J., '58, a professor of mathematics at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and Matthew Koss, associate professor of physics at Holy Cross.

March 23, 2009
Thomas More Lecture on Work, Faith and Civic Life - John T. Broderick, Jr. '69, chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

March 25, 2009
‘Last' Lecture: "An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: Darwin and Discovery" - Karen Ober, assistant professor of entomology and evolutionary biology.

March 26, 2009
How Jesuitical were the Jesuits? A brief encounter with the morality of the Jesuits - James Keenan, S.J., founder's chair in theology at Boston College. Presidential Colloquia on Jesuits and the Liberal Arts.

April 15, 2009
What Does Ethics Have to Do with Medicine? - Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Chair of the President's Council on Bioethics, and Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

April 16, 2009
Panel on Exile, War, and NGOs - Members of the Holy Cross and Worcester community.

April 16, 2009
Combat, Justice and the Lady In Between: Mapping Romanesque Ecclesiastical Militarism - James F. Powers, professor emeritus of history at Holy Cross.

April 16, 2009
Reading: Award-winning Irish writer, Colm Toibin, reads from his forthcoming novel Brooklyn.

April 20, 2009
Altruism and Morality: No Necessary Connection - C. Daniel Batson, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Kansas.

April 22, 2009
Luncheon Series: "How Can I Find God?"

April 22, 2009
Holocaust and the Jewish Resistance - Yehuda Bauer, known worldwide as a compelling speaker and one of the world's most important scholars on Holocaust studies. Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.