Richard L. Bushman, Ph.D., Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University and current Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American Antiquarian Society, will deliver a lecture at the induction ceremony for the Assumption College chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Assumption’s La Maison Française Salon, at 500 Salisbury St.
Carlos A. Jáuregui, Associate Professor of Latin American
Literature and Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame
This presentation will examine the mural Ecuador (1952) by Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999), one of most prominent Latin American artists of the twentieth century and explain both its historical context and its current media visualization and interactive exhibit.
Gregory S. Weiner, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Assumption College, will speak on Feb. 25th.
"New Challenges and Old Issues in Catholic-Jewish Relations: Fifty Years since Nostra Aetate" by Rabbi Eric Yoffie
Josée Vachon, Franco-American singer/songwriter will bring her warm engaging humor and upbeat rhythms to Assumption College on March 29, 2015.
Everyone is invited to attend a light reception in the La Masion Foyer following the performance.
The 11th annual Assumption College Business Ethics Lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in La Maison Française Salon.
This year’s lecture will feature former White House climate change official William J. Antholis, Ph.D., now managing director of the prestigious Brookings Institution. He will discuss "Ethics and Politics in India and China: From Local Self-Government to Global Sustainability."
John C. Cavadini, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Institute of Church Life, will deliver the Annual Augustine Lecture as part of the 2013-2014 President's Lecture Series.
Dr. Janet E. Smith, Ph.D, will discuss how attacks on the culture of life go hand-in-hand with attacks on religious liberty, and why many in the United States seem to think that the right to life and (religious) liberty must be sacrificed to the pursuit of happiness.
In her lecture, Dr. Smith argues that only a commitment to the New Evangelization can show us the way to address the present and coming oppression of religious practice.
The Ecumenical Institute and the Augustinians of the Assumption are pleased to present The Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture by Dr. Mary Keys titled, “Why Justice is Not Enough: Aquinas and Wilberforce on Charity, Mercy, and the Common Good.”
The Assumption College Ecumenical Institute & Medieval and Early Modern Studies program present a lecture by Willem Klooster, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of History at Clark University, titled “The Soldiers and Sailors of the Dutch Atlantic: Iconoclasm and Deprivation in the Seventeenth Century." Professor Klooster will discuss pirates, privateering, and religious conflict in the Caribbean and beyond.