ODU Professors to Present on the Common Good during Fall Lecture Series



Columbus, OHOhio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Center for Dominican Studies will sponsor four presentations as part of its Fall Lecture Series during the 2014-15 academic year. The free lectures are open to the public and will be offered in the Colonial Room, located inside Sansbury Hall on ODU’s main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

To register, call 614-251-4722 or email sternerm@ohiodominican.edu. 

Lectures are held from 3:30-5 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Sept. 25 – “The Common Good and the Global Community”; Presenter: John Grant, Ph.D., ODU associate professor of Business 
  • Oct. 9 – “The Common Good and Historical Challenges”; Presenter: Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D., ODU associate professor of History 
  • Oct. 23 – “The Common Good and American Political Thought”; Presenter: Kathleen Riley, Ph.D., ODU professor of History 
  • Nov. 6 – “The Common Good in the Arts & Media”; Presenter: Ann Hall, Ph.D., ODU professor of English 

This year’s Fall Lecture Series is based on ODU’s 2014-15 academic theme, the Common Good. 

“In this series, presenters will examine aspects of the Common Good as they apply to our divided yet connected world, both historically and in the present,” said Center for Dominican Studies Director Sister Mattie Sterner, O.P.  

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. For more information on the center, visit ohiodominican.edu/DominicanStudies. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 45 majors as well as 11 graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.