"Come Let us Build a New World Together: Fifty Years after the Mississippi Summer Project," a conference in celebration of Black History Month, will be held at Benedictine on February 25, with additional events scheduled at Roosevelt University on February 26-27.View Event Details
The Center for Civic Leadership will welcome Cook
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to campus for a discussion about the issues
facing Cook County and the present state of Chicago politics. Free and open to the public.
Benedictine's Model United Nations and the Dept. of Political Science welcome Bakary Tandia and Sean Tenner, co-founders of the Abolition Institute, to campus to discuss "Slavery in
Mauritania: The Fight to End It and the Role of the United Nations." Free and open to the public.
The Center for Civic Leadership hosted a November 2015 presentation by former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement. Over 200 students, faculty, and other guests attended Clement's talk, "Lawyering in the Roberts Court: Ten Lessons from Ten Years," which focused on his experiences arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Wilson Chen (literature)
was among a select group of scholars chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman
Institute to take part in a seminar on "Slave Narratives" held at Yale
University in June 2015.
Situated at the heart of the University, Benedictine's College of Liberal Arts provides students with unparalleled access to innovative, in-depth instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Our classes and programs emphasize rigorous, engaged learning, preparing students to live and work in a rapidly-changing world by cultivating their critical thinking skills and their abilities of self-expression.
The College is home to 37
full-time faculty and seven departments. In addition to a variety of
minors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary programs, it offers
students a choice of over 20 majors and two graduate programs in disciplines
ranging from literature, philosophy, and music to psychology, political
science, and more. The College also houses the University's Writing Program, Scholars Program, Artist-in-Residence Program, and Center for Civic Leadership, all of which contribute significantly to the Benedictine undergraduate experience.
Please explore our site to learn more about the majors and minors
offered by the College of Liberal Arts, as well as about its many
unique programs and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. You can
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