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Enjoy videos from past events hosted by ODU's Center for Dominican Studies. 

2017 - 18 Lectures & Events

Common Core Series: The Common Good

  • "The Theology of the Common Good"
    Presenter: Leo Madden, S.T.D.
    Event date: September 14, 2017

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  • "Building Bridges that Unite Us in Health Care"
    Presenter: Shonna Riedlinger, M.MSc. 
    Event Date: September 28, 2017

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  • "Preserving the Environment Benefits Everyone"
    Presenter: Blake Mathys, Ph.D.
    Event Date: October 12, 2017

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  • "An Educator’s Perspective on the Complexities of Servicing the Common Good through Education"
    Presenter: Marlissa Stauffer, Ph.D.
    Event Date: October 26, 2017

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2017-2018 Dominican Feasts Lectures

  • St. Albert the Great Lecture
    "Interaction of Light with the DNA"
    Presenter: Bern Kohler, Ph.D. | Professor of Chemistry, The Ohio State University
    Event date: November 15, 2017

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation
    "The Common Good According to Aquinas: God on Good and Evil"
    Presenter: Rev. Brian Davies, OP | Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
    Event date: January 25, 2018

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  • 2015 - 16 Lectures & Events

    St. Albert the Great Lecture

    • "Energy, Environment and Chemistry" Presenter: Umit Ozkan, Ph.D.
      Event Date: November 11, 2015 (no video available)
    St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
    • Presenter: Sister Barbara Reid, O.P., Ph.D.
      Event Date: January 28, 2016
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    St. Catherine of Sienna Lecture
    • Presenter: Sister Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Ph.D.
      Event Date: April 7, 2016
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    Fall Lecture Series: Seeking Truth

    • "Seeking Truth: Truth in Science"
      Presenter: Becky Graham, Ph.D.
      Event date: October 15, 2015
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    • "Seeking Truth: Truth in Sports"
      Presenter: James Strode, Ph.D. 
      Event Date: October 29, 2015
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    • "Seeking Truth: Truth in the World of the Internet"
      Presenter: Timothy Walker, Ph.D.
      Event Date: November 5, 2015
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    The Vatican Prophecies
    • Presenter: John Thavis, Journalist and Author of "The Vatican Prophecies:  Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age"
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    Francis at the Vatican: A Pope for Our Times
    • Presenter: David Willey, BBC Vatican correspondent and author.
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  • 2014 - 15 Lectures & Events
    St. Catherine of Siena Lecture
    • Presenter: Perry Cahill, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Academic Dean of the School of Theology for the Pontifical College Josephinum
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    St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
    • Presenter: Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., S.T.L., Ph.D., President of Providence College
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    Fall Lecture Series: The Common Good

    • "The Common Good in the Arts & Media"
      Presenter: Ann Hall, Ph.D., ODU professor of English 
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    • "The Common Good & American Political Thought"
      Presenter: Kathleen Riley, Ph.D., ODU professor of History 
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    • "The Common Good & Historical Challenges"
      Presenter: Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D., ODU associate professor of History
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    • "The Common Good & the Global Community"
      Presenter: Sr. Teresa Tuite, O.P.
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  • 2013 - 14 Lectures & Events
    • "Practicing Non-Violence in a World of War"
      Speaker: Father John Dear
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    St. Catherine of Siena Lectures
    • "What We Have Seen, Heard & Touched with Our Hands"
      Presenter: Father Brian Pierce, O.P.
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    • "The Death Penalty in Our Penal System"
      Presenters: Father Neil Kookoothe and Joe D'Ambrosio 
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    • "Immigration"
      Presenters: Anton Flores and Eduardo Samaniego 
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    St. Thomas Aquinas Lectures
    • "Reflections on Earth Justice: That We Might Live"
      Presenters: Sister Sharon Zayac, O.P., Director of Jubilee Farm
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    • "Decoding the Vatican: Insights into All Things Vatican"
      Presenter: John Thavis
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    Spirituality Series
    • "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
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    • "Dominican Spirituality: How is it Unique?"
      Presenter: Jay Jackson, M.A., O.P.A., ODU Adjunct Professor of Theology
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    • "Spirituality Only on Sundays: Is That All There Is?"
      Presenter: Sister Louis Mary Passeri, O.P., M.A., Dominican Sister of Peace 
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    • "Spiritual but Not Religious: What's the Meaning?"
      Presenter: Alison Benders, J.D., ODU Professor of Theology
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  • 2012 - 13 Lectures & Events
    Life of the Mind Series
    • "How Can We Touch the Imagination of Our Contemporaries?"
      Speaker: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 
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    • Does Christianity Have Anything to Say About How We Should Love?"
      Speaker: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 
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    Big Ideas of Vatican II
    • This eight-week series drew large crowds excited about revisiting the Vatican documents as the Church celebrated the Second Vatican Council’s 50th birthday.
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