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Each year, the ODU community explores one of the themes of our Core CurriculumThe theme for the 2021-22 academic year is The Common Good.

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

Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room
Core Lecture Series: “The Common Good and the Early Christian Community”
Leo Madden, STD, Associate Professor of Theology

Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room
Core Lecture Series: “Tackling Climate Change for the Global Common Good”
Daniel Little, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room
Core Lecture Series: “From Sunflower Seeds to Sugar: The Role of the Common Good in Contemporary Art”
Janette Knowles, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art

Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room
Core Lecture Series: “Criminal Justice and the Common Good”
Sonya Goshe, Ph.D., Assistant Profess of Criminal Justice

Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room
Core Lecture Series: “Stepping Up for the Common Good”
Shaye Belcon, MSW, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator