Ohio Dominican University Announces “Life of the Mind” Lectures



Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Dominican Professorate and Center for Dominican Studies are co-sponsoring three lectures as part of the “Life of the Mind” lecture series. The free lectures are offered in the Martin De Porres Center, located at 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, 43219. 

Attendees can register at 614-251-4722 or ambrosim@ohiodominican.edu. 

Lectures begin at 3:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 


  • Feb. 14 – “How Can We Touch the Imagination of Our Contemporaries?” Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 
  • Feb. 15 – “Does Christianity Have Anything to Say About How We Should Love?” Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D. 
  • May 2 – “What Does the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Have to Say About Modernity and Our Troubled Nature?” R.W. Carstens, Ph.D., Dominican Professor. Response by Ruth Caspar, O.P. 

The “Life of the Mind” lecture series provides occasions for the community to gather and reflect upon the ideas and events that shape our culture. The series features artists, musicians, intellectuals and critics who contribute to the life of the mind.  

The Dominican Professorate was created to extend discussions about human nature, the common good, justice and truth. 

ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies serves as a resource for those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, the history of the university and its mission and values. To fulfill its mission, the Center sponsors and hosts a variety of programs and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.