Franz 120, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd
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Franz Hall sits on the North side of the academic quad, adjacent to the Clark Library
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7:15-8:30pm
Gabriel Said Reynolds, Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, is set to give the UP annual Hesburgh Lecture. He will discuss relations between Isam and the Catholic Church and the overarching effects on the world. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Master's degree and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published many books and his research has been focused on the Qur'an and Muslim-Christian relations. Last year, Reynolds was one of 15 Catholic delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to participate in a bilateral conversation with 15 Muslim counterparts at Al-Azhar al-Sharif Center for Dialogue (ASCD) in Cairo, Egypt. This event is co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center and the Notre Dame Club of Portland.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5-6:30pm
The Political Science Department's annual William J. Mazzocco Memorial Lecture in Distributive Justice will be given by Robert S. Chang, Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at the Seattle University School of Law. Chang received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and his M.A. and J.D. from Duke University. He specializes in the study of Asian Americans and other minorities in relation to the law. The William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice was established in 2006 to honor 1937 UP alumnus Bill Mazzocco, who had a long, distinguished career in military intelligence with various World War II assignments at diplomatic posts and made significant contributions to the Marshall Plan. He credited his years at UP with giving him a solid moral foundation that guided his steadfast belief in the principles of equitable and fair distribution of wealth.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
Acclaimed theater critic Graydon Royce explores how we can restore arts criticism from passing snarky judgment to its own true insightful form of art. Royce explains how criticizing the arts is much more than one's opinion, and should ultimately result in opening up the insights of others. Graydon Royce was given the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Twin Cities theater community upon his retirement from the Star Tribune in 2017. He continues to review theater on a freelance basis. Named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre magazine, Royce was a fellow at the O'Neill Theater Critics Institute and the NEA Classical Music and Opera Fellowship at Columbia University.
"The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate US Religious Life" with Shannen Dee Williams
Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville charts the fiercely contested entries of US-born black women into historically white Catholic sisterhoods from the 19th century to the present. On Thursday, November 16, Williams will discuss the shocking racism, segregation, and marginalization of black nuns in predominantly white convents. Williams never meant to delve deep into the history of black nuns in the United States, but when she did, she discovered the racist actions of many of the white nuns living in convents alongside their black counterparts. This topic explores a new facet of racist history within the US that many may be unaware of.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Andrew Chestnut, Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, shines a light on the Mexican folk saint of death and her skyrocketing popularity.
Garaventa Center Lecture with Eileen Markey: A Dangerous Woman: Faith, Politics, and the Assassination of Sr. Maura Clarke
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Investigative Journalist Eileen Markey chronicles the spiritual and political journey that led Maryknoll Sister Maura Clarke to a Cold War martyrdom in El Salvador in 1980.
Garaventa Center Lecture with Blair Woodard: An Iconography of Enemies: Catholics, Communists, and US-Cuban Relations
Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Blair Woodard of the University of Portland Department of History examines the fifty-year war of images between the US and Cuba and the role of the Catholic Church within this visual diplomacy.
University of Notre Dame professor Mark Roche presents "What's So Funny About A Joke?" at the University of Portland on March 23
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:15-8:15pm
Mark Roche, professor of German and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present "What's So Funny About A Joke?" as the annual Hesburgh Lecture at the University of Portland. Roche interlaces humor with an analysis of the greatness and limitations of Sigmund Freud's theory of jokes. This free lecture is a collaboration by the Garaventa Center, the Notre Dame Club of Portland, and the Beckman Humor Project. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the University of Portland's Garaventa Center at (503)-943-7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.