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

The Common Good & the Global Community

2015 - 16 Lectures & Events

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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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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St. Albert the Great Lecture
  • "Energy, Environment and Chemistry" Presenter: Umit Ozkan, Ph.D.
    Event Date: November 11, 2015
St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
  • Presenter: Sister Barbara Reid, O.P., Ph.D.
    Event Date: January 28, 2016
St. Catherine of Sienna Lecture
  • Presenter: Sister Mary Ann Fatula, O.P., Ph.D.
    Event Date: April 7, 2016
  • 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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