Past Events 2012-2013

 

Heart of the Core: Catholic Identity and the Core Curriculum: a Faculty Colloquium

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

Professor Neil Ormerod, Ph.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology,
Australian Catholic University

Saturday, September 15, 2012

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

CCTC Suite, Maher 253

A wide range of questions and challenges are raised when any university with a core curriculum sets about revising that curriculum. For faith-linked universities additional questions arise due to the foundational ethos and ongoing mission and identity of such schools. Numerous Catholic universities have revised or introduced innovative new core curricula in recent decades. How might we learn from their experiences and also reflect upon the most pertinent questions that face USD as it revises its core curriculum in relation to its Catholic foundations?

This faculty workshop, led by Neil Ormerod, a theologian and former dean known around the world and whose ‘first academic life’ was as a mathematician, will explore some of the fundamental questions and issues that all Catholic schools face when exploring the composition of a new core curriculum.

It will feature short presentations and contributions from USD panelists as well as involving interactive discussion throughout.

Professor Neil Ormerod is a systematic theologian of international repute who began his career as a mathematician and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of New South Wales. He then went on to complete his Masters and Doctorate in Theology at the Melbourne College of Divinity. Neil has worked professionally as a theologian for close to twenty five years. He is widely published in Australia and overseas with articles in leading international journals.

His main areas of research interest lie in the fields of Historical ecclesiology, the Trinity, Christian anthropology, and the work of Bernard Lonergan.

 

 

The God (particle) of small things: Higgs boson and the intelligibility of the universe

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Christian Spirituality

Professor Neil Ormerod, Ph.D., CCTC Visiting Fellow, Fall 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00pm with a reception to follow

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Executive Classroom

Professor Neil Ormerod is a systematic theologian of international repute who began his career as a mathematician and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of New South Wales. He then went on to complete his Masters and Doctorate in Theology at the Melbourne College of Divinity. Neil has worked professionally as a theologian for close to twenty five years. He is widely published in Australia and overseas with articles in leading international journals.

His main areas of research interest lie in the fields of Historical ecclesiology, the Trinity, Christian anthropology, and the work of Bernard Lonergan.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please email cctc@sandiego.edu or call (619)260-7936.

 

 

Portman Lecturer Meet & Greet: Ann Clifford, CSJ, PhD

Friday, September, 21, 2012

12 - 1 p.m.

CCTC Suite, Maher 253

An opportunity for students and faculty from across the disciplines, as well as staff and members of the local community to meet with 2012 Portman Lecturer, Ann Clifford.

Bring your own lunch to this informal meeting. Ask follow-up questions to Professor Clifford’s public lecture, “The Greening of Catholicism, Eco-Justice for the Sake of the Common Good” and find out more about her current research.

Anne Clifford, CSJ, PhD, is currently the Monsignor James Supple Chair of Catholic Studies at Iowa State University. Previously she has held the Walter and Mary Tuohy Chair in Interreligious Studies at John Carroll University, and taught theology at Duquesne University. Her teaching and research focus on Catholic creation theology and social thought with emphasis on eco-justice. She has served as consultant to the United States Catholic Conference’s Environmental Justice Program (1995-1996) and as president of the College Theology Society (2006-2008).

This event is free, open to students and requires no RSVP. Drinks and cookies will be provided.

 

 

Faculty Travel Immersion Seminar 2012

Exploring Celtic Christianity in the Land of Saints and Scholars
Faculty Paper Presentations

Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00-8:30 p.m. in Salomon Hall

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Degheri Alumni Center Board Room
With a reception to follow

Each year the CCTC takes a small group of inter-disciplinary USD faculty to a place connected in a broad sense with the Catholic intellectual and/or cultural and social traditions. Please join us as the nine members who participated in this year’s seminar to Ireland present papers generated by the immersion experience.

Session 1: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6 p.m., in Salomon Lecture Hall

Julia Cantzler, PhD, JD-Sociology

"We Are Who We Were: Irish Cultural Nationalism and the Battle over Tara"

Kimberly Eherenman, PhD -Languages and Literatures

"Ireland Amidst the Silence: The Poetry of Seán Dunne"

Bahar Davary, PhD-Theology and Religious Studies

"Ecocriticism and Poetry in Ireland"

Jonathan Bowman, PhD-Communication Studies

"Bua Na Cainte: Connection and Community in Irish Contexts"

Session 2: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m., in the Degheri Board Room (with a reception to follow)

Louis Komjathy, PhD-Theology and Religious Studies

"Understanding Celtic Christianity, Understanding Religion"

Jane Georges, PhD, RN-Nursing and Health Sciences

"The Celtic Holy Well: Implications for Catholic Universities"

Jessica Patterson, PhD-Art, Architecture and Art History

"The 'Primitive Budhist Temples' of Ireland"

Susan Bonnell, PhD, APRN, CPNP-Nursing and Health Sciences

“Women and Light: St Brigid, Altagracia, and Florence Nightingale”

Noelle Norton, PhD-Political Science & International Relations

“Traditions and Transitions: Bringing Ireland into the Classroom and Boardroom”

 

 

The Second Annual Switgall Lecture

Visions of Paradise: Women, Sin and Redemption in Christian Art

Tina Beattie, PhD, CCTC Visiting Fellow, Fall 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
This event was cancelled by the President.

 

 

Women in Catholic Education Since Vatican II

Ursula King, PhD
Monday, November 12, 2012
6-8 p.m.
Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom (DAC-120)

 

 

Explorations in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Women’s Creative Ventures into Dialogue and Peace-Making: Some Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Ursula King, PhD
Monday, November 12, 2012
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Institute for Peace &Justice, AB

 

 

Lessons and Carols

A Festival in Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Founders Chapel

  

Sewers and Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on The Ghost Map

Monday, November 4, 2013

11:15am- 12:15pm

Salomon Hall

In collaboration with the Center for Educational Excellence.

Have you ever wondered where your tap water comes from? Ever wondered how the City of San Diego provides clean water for citizens? Join us as we learn about the water purification process and discuss contemporary ethical issues related to clean water. After a presentation by a representative of the San Diego Public Utilities Speakers Bureau, three respondents from different disciplines will discuss the implications of this work, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of Steven Johnson’s book as well as new challenges of the water crisis in our world today. We encourage all who are reading The Ghost Map to attend! There will be plenty of time for questions and comments and we’d like to hear from you.

With a presentation from a representative of the San Diego Public Utilities Speakers Bureau and USD faculty panel including:

Mary Sue Lowery, PhD, Biology

Emily Reimer-Barry , PhD, Theology and Religious Studies

Annette Taylor, PhD, Psychological Sciences

 

  

Faculty Research in Progress Seminars

Emily Reimer-Barry: The Many Faces of AIDS

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

12:30-2pm in the CCTC Suite, Maher 253

 

 

Why Gender Matters Dinner

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

5:30-7:30pm in UC Forum B

Sponsored by: the Center for Educational Excellence, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Women’s Center, Gender Studies Program and the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.

 

  

Soul at Work: Putting Values into Practice

A Dignity @ Work Forum Workshop     

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

 

Margaret Benefiel, PhD

Friday, March 15, 2013

10am-3pm in the Degheri Boardroom               

Priority registration will be given to USD faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided.

 

 

The Soul of Leadership: Authentic Leadership for the 21st Century

Margaret Benefiel, PhD

Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 5-6:30pm in Warren Auditorium

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Sexual Ethics and Natural Law: 21st Century Perspectives

Part of our Explorations in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition series

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from

6:00-7:45pm

Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES)

This event is free and open to the public.

Keynote: Todd Salzman, PhD, Professor of Ethics at Creighton University

Response:

Emily Reimer-Barry, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, USD

James Wykowski, Undergraduate Student and AS Director of Wellness and Sustainability

 

 

Priorities for the New Pope: What Does the Church Today Need Most?

A Panel Discussion on the Papal Election and the priorities for the New Pope

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

12:15-2:20pm

Manchester Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

Featuring:

Todd Salzman, PhD, Professor of Ethics at Creighton University and USD Alumnus

Susie Babka, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, USD

Andrew McMillin, MTS, Associate University Minister, University Ministry, USD

Bernard Kelly, CSSp, PhD, Spiritan priest and former missionary

Elizabeth Loomis, SHCJ, MA, Sister in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Tom Reifer, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology  and Affiliated Faculty, Ethnic Studies, USD

 

 

Faculty Research in Progress Seminars

"Soul-Sleep and Awakening: Gnosis in the Middle English Pearl and the “Hymn of the Pearl” in the Apocryphal Acts of Thomas"

Maura Giles-Watson, PhD, English, USD

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

12:30-2pm in the CCTC Suite, Maher 253

 

  

The End of Art is Peace

Steafán Hanvey

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

7:30-9pm in Salomon Hall

This event is free and open to the public.

 

  

Restorative Justice Workshop

A Dignity @ Work Forum Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence

Justine Darling, MA

Friday, April 19, 2013

9am-12pm in Salomon Hall

Coffee will be provided.

 

 

Reforming the Liturgy - Reforming the Church at Vatican II

Explorations in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Massimo Faggioli, PhD

Monday, April 22, 2013

12:30-2pm in IPJ Conference Rooms AB

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning

Massimo Faggioli, PhD

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

6-7:45pm in Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES)

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Quest for Peace, Equality and Human Rights: Pacem in Terris @50

Thursday, May 2, 2013

6-8 p.m. in Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES)

With a reception to follow

This event is free and open to the public.

 

  

The Genius of Thomas Tallis: Church Music Across the Reformation Divide

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

6-8 p.m. in Founder's Chapel, Founders Hall

Directed by Ed Basilio, featuring the Choral Scholars

This event is free and open to the public.

***This event was cancelled due to bereavement.***