Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Date: September 28
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Scholl 101
Event Sponsor: Dept. of Music
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Toohill (630) 829-6344 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz ensemble conducted by Patrick Infusino.
Date: September 29
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Goodwin Hall 321
Event Sponsor: Global Studies Program, with support from a DOE-UISFL grant
Contact: Ms. Lynn Dransoff 630-829-6250 email@example.com
A talk by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University.
Professor cooke's research focuses on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and Arab women writers' constructions of Islamic feminism.
Free and open to the public.
Date: October 13
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Krasa Center, Rooms AB
Event Sponsor: Intercultural Affairs and the Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Contact: Lynn Dransoff (630) 829-6250 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Horne, Ph.D., holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton, a Ph.D. at Columbia University and a J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as chair of the Black Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Horne held joint appointments with Communications Studies, the African and Afro-American Studies graduate program, and as director of the Black Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The late Manning Marable said, “Gerald Horne is one of the most gifted and insightful historians on racial matters of his generation.” Diane Fujino, director of the Center for Black Studies Research, said, “His work—on influential but overlooked historic figures, organizations, movements—has opened up whole fields of research and reshaped scholarly and public discussions of race, labor and global relations. His writings are daring and provocative in that they present perspectives that contest the mainstream narrative but, they are always based on extensive research.” Nikhil Pal Singh said, “He also makes an indispensable contribution to writing global history from the bottom up.”
Horne is the author of more than 30 books and 100 scholarly articles and reviews. He is a frequent contributor to Political Affairs, The Journal of African American History, Souls, Africana Studies, and the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Black Agenda Report, and Democracy Now. He has also served on the editorial boards of Science and Society and Race and Class.
Date: March 09
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium
Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership
Contact: Jen Zingg (630) 829-6460 email@example.com
Award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent
As a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and The Associated Press, Rukmini Callimachi has covered 20 foreign countries and exposed the inner workings of terrorist organizations. Her George Polk Award-winning series, “Underwriting Jihad,” revealed that ransoms paid by European governments had become one of the main sources of financing for al-Qaida. Another series, “The Al-Qaida Papers,” uncovered internal procedures of the extremist organization, including their expense reporting process and correspondence from the man considered the general manager of the terrorist network.
Callimachi was born in Romania, but fled with her mother and grandmother when she was 5 years old and ultimately immigrated to the United States. She began her reporting career as a freelancer for Time magazine, covering the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, before covering city hall at The Daily Herald from 2001-2003. She joined the Portland bureau of The Associated Press and moved to New Orleans in 2006 to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Callimachi is a recipient of the Michael Kelly Award and the first journalist to win both the Hal Boyle Award and the Bob Considine Award in the same year.