The Sacrifice of Teaching: Considering the Crisis of Catholic Higher Education After René Girard

University of Scranton, March 28–29

The conference is free and open to the public. All events will take place in the Pearn Auditorium, in Brennan Hall. 

Thursday, March 28th, 2019:

9:00-9:45am          Registration

9:45-10:15am:      Opening remarks and conference logistics (Nathan Lefler, Patrick Clark)

10:15-11:45am:    Keynote:  Grant Kaplan (St. Louis University), title TBA

11:45am-1:30pm: Lunch on campus or in downtown Scranton

2:00-3:30pm:        Panel- “Teaching vs. Learning”:   Darryl DeMarzio (University of Scranton); Sean Fitzpatrick (Gregory the Great Academy); & Glenn Willis (Misericordia University)

3:45-5:15pm:        Keynote: Ann Astell (University of Notre Dame), title TBA

7:00-8:00pm:        Mass, with Adoration and Rosary, at Sacred Heart Chapel

Friday, March 29th, 2019:

9:00-10:00am:     Coffee and open conversation

10:00-11:30am:   Panel – “Containing Catholic Higher Education: Centered Pluralism, Agonistic Pedagogy, or Something Else?!”: Christopher Haw (University of Scranton); Duane Armitage (University of Scranton), respondent

11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch on campus or in downtown Scranton

2:00-3:30pm:         Keynote: Father Michael Darcy (Pittsburgh Oratory), title TBA; Julia DalCeredo, Abbey Murphy, & Juliana Melara (University of  Scranton), respondents

3:45-5:15pm:      Round-Table Discussion with our speakers

5:15-5:30pm:       Concluding remarks and Wrap-up

Sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program, the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Jesuit Center, and the Theology/Religious Studies Department. 


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