Past Colloquia

Spring Irish Festival: Celtic Sites and Sounds
March 16, 2010

Celtic Sites: 10:00am “Messages and Missions: Communication Among Celtic Churches” Dr. Benjamin Hudson, Professor of History and Medieval Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Respondents: Dr. Jennifer Ash and Dr. Allen Frantzen, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago.

Celtic Sounds: 1:00pm “The Music of What Happens: The Irish Harp in Myth and Neuroscience” Fr. Richard Woods, O.P. Lund-Gill Chair, Professor of Theology, Dominican University Irish Harp Performance: 2:00pm - Aislinn Gagliardi

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Women of the Word:
A Colloquium of Catholic Women Poets

November 12, 2009

Presented by The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage assistance from: The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, Fordham University Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University Chicago.


9:15-9:30 am Welcome
9:30-10:00 am Reading by Carolyn Alessio
10:15-10:45 am Reading by Linda Nemec Foster
11:00-11:30 am Reading by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
11:45-12:15 pm Reading by Stella Ann Nesanovich
1:30-2:00 pm “Catholic and Female: A Poetic of Our Own”
Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
2:00-4:00 pm “Faith and the Poet’s Craft:
Four Womens' Perspectives.” Discussion with Carolyn Alessio,
Linda Nemec Foster, Angela O’Donnell, Stella Ann Nesanovich
4:00-5:30 pm Reception

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Is Belief in God Irrational?
Thursday, April 16, 2009

A colloquium in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Chicago, Department of Peace and Justice. Opening remarks by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago. Presentations by and discussion with Rev. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. (University of St. Mary of the Lake), Prof. Inamul Haq (Elmhurst College), Frederick Aquino (Assistant Professor, Abilene Christian University), Kenneth Seeskin (Professor, Northwestern University).  

Jesuits and Science
September 18, 2008

12:45 PM Opening Remarks
1:00  PM The Kerala School, Jesuits, and Calculus
Dr. George Gheverghese Joseph, University of Manchester
2:30 PM The Jesuit as a Scientist
Dr. Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology
4:00 PM Panel Responses
Dr. Florence Hsia, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Dr. Eli Maor, Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Paul Mueller, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

Human Sexuality:  A Dialogue Across Discipline
September 27 & 28, 2007

1st Interdisciplinary Panel – 9/27
Dr. Patti Jung, Dr. Robert DiVito, Dr. Fred Kniss, Dr. John McCarthy, Dr. Paul Mueller, Dr. David Ozar
McCormick Lounge – 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

1st Keynote Address – 9/27
Evolutionary Biology and Human Sexuality
Dr. Joan Roughgarden, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Crown Center Auditorium – 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

2nd Keynote Address – 9/27
Human Sexuality, Catholic Intellectual Heritage, and Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Dr. Stephen Pope, Dept. of Theology, Boston College
Crown Center Auditorium – 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

2nd Interdisciplinary Panel – 9/28
Dr. Anna Vigen, Dr. Frank Catania, Dr. Pamela Caughie, Dr. Anne Figert, Dr. Terry Grande, Dr. Jon Nilson, Dr. Susan Ross
McCormick Lounge – 9:00 am-11:30 am