February 2015
5 February 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “’In Our Times:’ Catholic-Muslim Dialogue"

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “’In Our Times:’ Catholic-Muslim Dialogue"

5 February 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu



Sandra Keating, associate professor of Theology at Providence College and consultor for the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims will deliver the annual St. Marie-Eugénie Milleret Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “’In Our Times:’ Catholic-Muslim Dialogue 50 Years after Nostra Aetate.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
March 2015
19 March 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “New Challenges and Old Issues: Jewish-Catholic Relations 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “New Challenges and Old Issues: Jewish-Catholic Relations 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

19 March 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
508-767-7127
malepain@assumption.edu
General Admission Fee: 
Free



Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism will deliver the annual Rabbi Joseph Klein Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “New Challenges and Old Issues: Jewish-Catholic Relations 50 Years after Nostra Aetate.”
 
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
26 March 2015 - 7:00pm
John Hale - Cleopatra: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt’s Last Pharaoh

John Hale - Cleopatra: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt’s Last Pharaoh

26 March 2015 - 7:00pm

Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

Reception will be held at 6:30pm

The Lecture will begin at 7:00pm

Cleopatra, last pharaoh of Egypt, may be the most famous female ruler in all of history.  But her Roman enemies made her notorious for all the wrong reasons: her political ambitions, her sumptuous lifestyle, and above all her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.  Yet if we look past the long-standing stereotypes of popular culture, from Plutarch and Shakespeare to Elizabeth Taylor and Hollywood, the archaeological evidence paints a very different picture.  In this illustrated lecture, we will tour the Egypt that Cleopatra inherited from her Ptolemaic ancestors, view her self-chosen portraits on coins and temple walls, and take in her extraordinary achievements as goddess, priestess, queen, civil administrator, scholar, lover, and above all, mother.  Our journeys will follow Cleopatra from the Nile to the Tiber, and from desert shrines to the streets and palaces of her capital at Alexandria, now sunken beneath the waters of Alexandria harbor.  Archaeological discoveries create a truer picture of Cleopatra than the many literary and dramatic fantasies that have distorted the memory of this great leader.

29 March 2015 - 2:00pm
Josée Vachon

Josée Vachon

29 March 2015 - 2:00pm

La Maison Francaise Salon

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.

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