My Dream Act, co-written by Martha Razo and Cecilie Keenan, is a unique piece of theater told in first person by a young woman - Martha Razo - who has lived all her life as an undocumented citizen of the United States since she crossed the Rio Grande river at the age of one with her parents. This event, a part of the Citizenship, Public Service, and Common Good Symposium on September 21, is free and open to the public.
Please join in an informal discussion with Dr. Peter M. Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago, on his 2015 book Priest Under Fire: Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement.
In 1949, Jesuit scholar Father Roberto Busa began to collaborate with IBM to build a massive lemmatized concordance to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Our day-long conference will explore several aspects of this legacy of Father Busa’s mid-century humanities computing, including the history of natural language processing and digital text processing, systems of textual markup and the creation of digital scholarly editions, topic modeling, and large-corpora analysis.
The Hank Center is again proud to sponsor the Catholicism in Dialogue series this fall, where we are particularly excited about responding to Pope Francis' call for action and dialogue during this, an "Extraordinary Jubilee" year. On September 29, we will reflect on the themes of mercy, forgiveness, and solidarity found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Dr. Danute Gailiene (Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania) and Dr. Baskara Wardaya, S.J. (Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) reflect on their participation in, and contributions to, this publication at the Hank Center's Publication Colloquium in February 2016.