• Event Highlights

    Enjoy videos and documents from past Center for Dominican Studies' events. We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

    2014-2015 Presentations & Events

    THE COMMON GOOD & THE HISTORICAL CHALLENGES

    Presenter: Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D, ODU associate professor of History 

    Please click here to watch the video of Dr. Ponesse's October 9, 2014, presentation

    The Common Good & the Global Community

    Presenter: Sr. Teresa Tuite, O.P. 

    Please click here to watch the video of Sr. Teresa Tuite's September 25, 2014, presentation

     


    2013-2014 Presentations & Events

    Practicing Nonviolence in a World of War

    Presenter: Father John Dear 

    Please click here to watch the video of Father Dear's April 15, 2014, presentation.


    St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

    What We Have Seen, Heard and Touched with Our Hands

    Presenter: Father Brian Pierce, O.P. 

    Please click here to watch the video of Father Pierce's April 2, 2014, presentation.


    The Death Penalty in Our Penal System

    Presenters: Father Neil Kookoothe and Joe D'Ambrosio 

    Please click here to watch the video of Father Kookoothe and Mr. D'Ambrosio's March 18, 2014, presentation. 

    Immigration

    Presenters: Anton Flores, Eduardo Samaniego 

    Please click here to watch the video of Mr. Flores and Mr. Samaniego's Feb. 3, 2014, presentation.


    St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture 

    Reflections on Earth Justice: That We Might Live

    Presenter: Sister Sharon Zayac, O.P., Director of Jubilee Farm 

    Please click here to watch the video of Sister Zayac's Jan. 23, 2014, presentation. 


    Decoding the Vatican: Insights into All Things Vatican

    Presenter: John Thavis, 30-year Vatican correspondent and author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Vatican Diaries" 

    Please click here to watch the video of John Thavis's presentation. 


    Spirituality Series

    “Spirituality” in our time has many meanings. Someone is said to be “spiritual” who seeks new ways of finding and expressing God’s presence in his life. Another believes she is spiritual if she follows the doctrines and rules of her religion. Still another thinks himself “spiritual” who considers life itself a mystery requiring no “religious” explanation. 

    During the Center for Dominican Studies' four-part 2013 Spirituality Series, presenters explored several aspects of spirituality in our times through the lens of both peace and justice. They explored aspects of spirituality in our contemporary world. Provided below are links to each of our four Spirituality Series presentations. We hope you find them enlightening. 

    Spirituality in the Marketplace: Is it possible?

    Panelists: Dr. Julie Hart, ODU Associate Professor of Sociology; Dr. Ann Hall, ODU Professor of English; Jonathan Beshears, ODU Senior Accounting & Finance Major 

    This presentation was the fourth in the Center's 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of the panelists during their Oct. 24, 2013, presentation.

    Dominican Spirituality

    Presenter: Jay Jackson, M.A., O.P.A., ODU Adjunct Professor of Theology 

    This presentation was the third in the Center's 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Professor Jackson's Oct. 17, 2013, presentation.

    Spirituality Only on Sunday: Is that all there is?

    Presenter: Sister Louis Mary Passeri, O.P., M.A., Dominican Sister of Peace 

    This presentation was the second in the Center's 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Sister Louis Mary Passeri's Oct. 10, 2013, presentation.

    Spiritual but Not Religious: What's the meaning?

    Presenter: Alison Benders, J.D., ODU Professor of Theology 

    This presentation was the first in the Center's 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Dr. Benders' Sept. 26, 2013, presentation.

    Please click here to read Dr. Benders' presentation.

     

    2013 Highlights

    HOW CAN WE TOUCH THE IMAGINATION OF OUR CONTEMPORARIES

    Presenter: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 

    Please click here to watch the video of Father Radcliffe's Feb. 14, 2013 presentation.

    DOES CHRISTIANITY HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD LOVE?

    Presenter: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 

     Please  click here to watch the video of Father Radcliffe's Feb. 15, 2013 presentation.

     

     

    2012-2013 Center Updates

    Read about the Center's 2012-2013 events: Center Wrap Up.