Catholic Intellectual Tradition
|Spiritan Campus Ministry|
|The Center for Spiritan Studies|
Established in 2012, the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition expands upon Duquesne’s long history of considering—and contributing to—the Catholic intellectual tradition in both the historical and the modern contexts. Its mission is to promote and advance the Catholic intellectual tradition across the entire spectrum of the University’s pursuits: research, teaching, faculty networking, and programs that apply Catholic ideas and ideals to a broad range of issues. As part of the Division of Mission and Identity and in concert with Duquesne’s Strategic Plan, the Center supports a community-wide emphasis on central Catholic and Spiritan values such as social justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.
What is Catholic intellectual tradition?
- An ongoing dialogue - informed by faith, guided by reason, and infused with human creativity - that produces knowledge, shapes culture, and orients human lives
- A shared labor to discern and promote the human and common good
- historically, globally, and disciplinarily diverse intellectual achievements and cultural treasures that enrich human inquiry and fund viable solutions to contemporary problems
Rice Fellows Program:
The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Office of Service Learning announce the Rice Fellows Program. This program, created through the Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series (also known as "Rice on the Road") establishes a new fellowship opportunity supporting collaborative work between a Duquesne faculty member and a community partner to address a specific project connected to the topics explored in our lecture series.
Part-Time Faculty Micro-grant:
** The Center will be holding two informational sessions for the Micro-grant. The sessions will provide interested faculty an opportunity to discuss the scope of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the character of mission-related research and scholarship:
Friday, March 14th from 12-1pm in 607 Student Union
Thursday, March 20th from 12-1pm in 607 Student Union.
Bring a brown bag lunch, and we will provide beverages and dessert.
For more information on the Part-time Faculty Micro-grant, go here.
Lily Fellows Program Small Grant Award:
The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Department of Theology were recently awarded a Lily Fellows Program Small Grant of $3,000. The grant will support an inter-disciplinary faculty development workshop on " Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability: Explorations at a Spiritan Catholic University." The workshop will run during the 2014-15 academic year. We will share additional information soon.
Graduate Research Symposium Winners, 2013:
- Oleksandr Dubov, Center for Healthcare Ethics, "Religious Coping in the ICU"
- Benjamin Burkholder, Department of Theology, "Misquoting Jesus?: John 1:18 as a Test Case"
Eligible submissions came from a range of disciplines, including Clinical Psychology, Sacred Music, Organ, Performance, English, Theology, and Healthcare Ethics.