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Each year, the ODU community explores one of the themes of our Core CurriculumThe theme for the 2022-23 academic year is What is Our Call to Justice and Peace?

This theme will be discussed and emphasized through classroom assignments, discussions, common readings and community service.

ODU's Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Dominican Studies will also host talks and lectures throughout the year to provide opportunities for the community to engage in conversation about the role we play in the Common Good.

 

Schedule of Events

Fall Seminar Series Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
“Reflections on Justice in the Biblical Tradition: From Lexis Talionis to the Law of the Spirit”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Leo Madden, STB, SSL, STD, Associate Professor of Theology at ODU

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
“Poetic Justice: Socially Conscious Poetry from the American Revolution to Amanda Gorman”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Jeremy Glazier, Professor of English at ODU

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
“Is Justice Possible?”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenter: Ronald Carstens, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at ODU

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
“Coping with the Call to Justice: Tools for Working with and for Justice”
3:30 p.m. | Sansbury Hall’s Colonial Room
Presenters: Kelsey Squire, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at ODU; Katie Gorman-Ezell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work at Capital University; Emily Phillips, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at ODU; and Anjel Stough-Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at ODU

Celebration of Dominican Saints Lecture Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
St. Albert the Great Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter: Sr. Sharon Zayac, OP

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter: Sr. Marcelline Koch, OP

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
St. Catherine of Siena Lecture
11 a.m. | Erskine Hall’s Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre
Presenter: Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP