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Center for Dominican Studies Announces 2020 Lecture Series

The series will feature four lectures, each presented by ODU faculty.

Aug 25, 2020

Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies will present a series of lectures this fall that focuses on the university’s academic theme for the 2020-21 academic year: What it means to be human. The series will feature four lectures, each presented by ODU faculty.

The presentations are open to the public and they will take place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre, which is located in Erskine Hall on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. The lectures also will be available via livestream at ohiodominican.edu/CDS.

The presentations are free, but seating is limited due to physical distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who attend the lecture in person also must wear a face mask. To reserve your seat for each session, contact Sr. Diane Traffas, OP, ODU Vice President for Mission and Identity and Director of the Center for Dominican Studies, at traffasd@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4722.

Seminar Series Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 – “What Does it Mean to be Human? A Panel Presentation”
Presenters: Robert Parks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology; Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History; Lawrence Masek, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy; and Jessica Hall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 – “A Psychological Perspective of What it Means to be Human”
Presenter: John Marazita, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 – “What Does it Mean to be Human in Great Literature?”
Presenter: Martin Brick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 – “What Does it Mean to be Human in a Capitalistic Society?”
Presenter: TJ Eveland, Ph.D., Director Graduate Programs in Business