Brian Kelly: “War’s Unintended Consequences: Confederate Mobilization and the Disintegration of Slavery in Civil War South Carolina”

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:00

“South Carolina stood at the forefront of agitation for secession in the runup to Civil War. After the initiation of military hostilities in Charleson harbor, its most prominent citizens professed that their slaves were loyal and insisted that they would face no challenge from the state’s black majority.

Contact Person: 
Irina Mukhina
imukhina@assumption.edu
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Sally Campbell Galman, PhD: When “Brave” is a dress: Preschoolers, power, gender and play.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 18:30

The children's media enterprise has come a long way since Cinderella, as characters ranging from ice princesses to boy pirates grapple with the slippery contours of gender normativity. But how do children make sense of their newly configured, even empowered, heroes and heroines? How do they work out discordant role models in their pretend play and dress-up adventures?

What is the new gender order among the youngest children? Why should it matter to college students?

Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu
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Emily Silverman “Edith Stein and Regina Jonas: Religious Visionaries in the Time of the Death Camps”

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 19:00
7:00 PM

Emily’s ground-breaking book examines the lives of two extraordinary, religious women. Both Edith Stein and Regina Jonas were German Jewish women who demonstrated 'deviant' religious desires as they pursued their spiritual paths to serve their communities during the Holocaust.

Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu
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China Town Hall

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:30
06:30 PM

Assumption College Joins President Jimmy Carter for Live Program on China

Assumption College will host the annual “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections” webcast and talk on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Kennedy Memorial Hall, Room 112. The free event is open to the public.

Contact Person: 
Visiting Assistant Professor Eric Drouart, MBA Program director
edrouart@assumption.edu
508-767-7457
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Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “New Challenges and Old Issues: Jewish-Catholic Relations 50 Years after Nostra Aetate"

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:30
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.
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
malepain@assumption.edu
508-767-7127

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 19:00 to 20:30
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.”
 
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
malepain@assumption.edu
508-767-7127

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body”

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:30
General Admission Fee: 
Free
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, A.A. former Superior General of the Augustinians of the Assumption will deliver the annual Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Michelangelo’s Thoughts on the Body: the Rondanini Pietà.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
malepain@assumption.edu
508-767-7127

Ecumenical Institute Lecture: “Why Nicaea Matters”

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:30
General Admission Fee: 
Free
Khaled Anatolios, Professor of Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will deliver the annual Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan Lecture as part of the 2014-2015 Ecumenical Institute Lecture Series. The topic of this year’s lecture is “Why Nicaea Matters.”
 
All lectures in the series are free and open to the public
Contact Person: 
Marc A. LePain
malepain@assumption.edu
508-767-7127

President's Lecture Series: The Moral Voice of Pope Francis

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 19:00
7:00 PM

John L. Allen Jr., D.S.Litt, Associate Editor of The Boston Globe and Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN will deliver the first lecture of the 2014-2015 Assumption College President's Lecture Series. The Series provides a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Contact Person: 
Sharon Mahoney
shmahone@assumption.edu
508-767-7322

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