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Past Events: 2010-2011

FALL 2010

September 13, 2010
Two Cardinals: John Henry Newman, Henry Edward Manning and the Victorian Church - Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, president of Fairfield University.

September 27, 2010
Past the Tipping Point: The global fight for a stable climate - Bill McKibben, one of the nation's leading environmentalists and author of The End of Nature and most recently Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Part of the series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship.

September 30, 2010
Saints and Mandarins: Science, religion and Jesuits in late imperial China - Florence Hsia, associate professor in the Department of the History of Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China. Respondent: Janine Shertzer, physics professor at Holy Cross. Presidential Colloquium on Jesuits and the Liberal Arts. Listen and Learn.

October 5, 2010
An Ecological Inquiry: Jesus and the Cosmos - Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University. Part of the series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Changes and Stewardship. Supported by the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

October 25, 2010
From Brother to Other and Back - Eugene Pogany, author of In My Brother's Image: Twin Brothers Separated by Faith After the Holocaust. Supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

October 28, 2010
The Scientific Life: Moral Enterprise or Value Free? - Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and author of The Scientific Life.

November 3, 2010
Zen Meditation and Discussion of Social Justice and Contemplation - Rev. Robert Kennedy, S.J. and Roshi and Professor Anna Brown, St. Peter's College in New Jersey.

November 4, 2010
Faith, Power and Politics in Afghanistan - Afghan native Fahima Vorgetts, an activist, director of the Women's Afghan Fund and board member of Women for Afghan Women.

November 8, 2010
Sacrifice and the Sacrifices of War - Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University Divinity School. Supported by the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

November 9, 2010
Revelations of Sexual Abuse in the Church of Europe, and Response of Catholics Worldwide - Fishbowl discussion with Rev. James Corkery, S.J. of the Milltown Institute, Dublin, and Holy Cross faculty and staff members: Margaret Freije, dean; Marybeth Kearns Barrett, chaplain; Mat Schmalz, professor of religious studies; Alice Laffey, professor of religious studies; and Thomas M. Landy, director of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

November 10, 2010
The Modern Papacy: Five-hundred years of change - Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history at Holy Cross, and Rev. James Corkery, S.J., associate professor of theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublln, co-editors of The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor.

November 18, 2010
The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers - Nancy Sherman, University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown, and author of The Untold War. Supported by the Rehm Family Endowment.

December 3, 2010
Religion and Reason in the American Founding - Daylong colloquium featuring keynote speaker Jonathan Israel, professor of modern European history at the Institute for Advanced Study and one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment, Carla Mulford, associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, Robert Faulkner, professor of political science at Boston College, and Vincent Phillip Munoz, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame.

SPRING 2011

January 27-28, 2011
Framing Mary: The Mother of God in Modern Russian Culture - Working symposium on the various ways the iconic image of Mary has been used to frame and shape Russian national, cultural and spiritual self-expression. Co-sponsored by the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the Russian Program of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, and the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton.

February 3, 2011
When the Well Runs Dry: Finding Solutions for the Freshwater Crisis - Steven Solomon, journalist and author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. Part of the yearlong series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship.

February 8, 2011
Religious Identity in a Pluralistic Age: Liberal, Conservative, Or Just Catholic? - Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal. Co-sponsored with the College Honors Program.

February 9, 2011
Saving the Environment: What Might Have to Change at Holy Cross? - Presidential Task Force on the Environment members, John Cannon, associate director of physical plant, and Katherine Kiel, associate professor of economics. Part of the yearlong environmental series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship.

February 10, 2011
Jesus De-constructed and Re-constructed: Political, Cultural and Personal Subtexts in the Gospel Films - Rev. Lloyd Baugh, S.J., International Jesuit Visiting Fellow.

February 14, 2011
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa - Dambisa Moyo, international economist and named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. Co-sponsored with the Montserrat Global Society Cluster.

February 15, 2011
The Biodiversity Crisis: Why Driving Species Extinct Makes Us Less Human - KierĂ¡n Suckling ‘88, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. Part of the series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship.

February 22, 2011
Moralities in Conflict: How Health Care Became So Hard a Problem for America - Paul Starr, Princeton University professor and co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect. Supported by the Rehm Family Endowment.

February 22, 2011
From NFL Prospect to University President - Dennis Golden '63, president of Fontbonne University, gives the Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life. Listen and Learn.

March 2, 2011
Killing Time, Saving Time: Defying the Holocaust by Counting the Days - Alan Rosen, renowned Holocaust scholar and educator, talks about his current project, "A New Index for Time: Calendars and the Holocaust." Supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish Christian Understanding.

March 15, 2011
Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Renowned author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll, speaks about his newest book Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World. Co-sponsored with the Worcester JCC and supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

March 16, 2011
Living with Hope in a Crucified World: Resurrection Faith, Ignatian Spirituality and Liberation Theology - J. Matthew Ashley, associate professor of systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame. Supported by the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

March 21, 2011
Spirituality and the Transformation of 20th-Century American Catholicism - James McCartin '96, associate professor of history at Seton Hall University and author of Prayers of the Faithful: The Shifting Spiritual Life of American Catholics.

March 22, 2011
New Words for Worship: coming changes in Catholic Liturgy - Featuring a panel of experts on liturgy: Joanne Pierce, associate professor of religious studies at Holy Cross; Edward Foley, Capuchin, Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality and professor of liturgy and music at the Catholic Theological Union; and Rev. John Baldovin, S.J., '69, professor of historical and liturgical theology at Boston College.

March 25-May 16, 2011
Sculptural Installation in Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel - German artist Angela Glajcar exhibits Curalium. Artist Talk: March 27.

March 28, 2011
Lessons from the Fields: Pesticides and Health - Brenda Eskenazi, professor of maternal and child health and epidemiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at the University of California Berkeley, gives the Katherine A. Henry '86 Memorial Lecture. Also part of the series In Our Lifetimes: Environmental Change and Stewardship. Supported by the Rehm Family Endowment.

April 1-2, 2011
"Let Justice Roll Down" A Conference on the Practice and Pedagogy of Organizing in the 21st Century - Organized by Margaret A. Post, director, Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, Susan Crawford Sullivan, assistant professor, Sociology and Anthropology, and the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture. Mark Warren, keynote.

April 26, 2011
Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: My Journey to Womanism - Diana Hayes, professor of systematic theology at Georgetown University. Supported by the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity and co-sponsored by Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Supported by the Rehm Family Endowment.

May 5, 2011
Responding to the Death of Osama bin Laden - Fishbowl-style discussion with Dustin Gish, visiting assistant professor, political science; Captain Ronald L. Harrell, U.S. Navy, commanding officer & chair of Naval science; Marybeth Kearns-Barrett, acting director, Office of the College Chaplains; Ward J. Thomas, associate professor and chair, political science; and Stephanie E. Yuhl, associate professor, history. Thomas M. Landy, director of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, moderates.