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Newman Legacy Lecture March 2012

  • 7:00 pm
  • Power Center

Join distinguished theologian Rev. Michael Buckley, S.J., Ph.D., as he returns to Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman's classic work The Idea of the University as a source of inspiration and challenge to contemporary higher education.

While universities today increasingly are focused on research and the production of knowledge for commercial use, Fr. Buckley finds that, for Newman, the primary purpose of universities is to cultivate intellectual excellence in students to aid their maturation into whole persons.

  • Public Lecture
  • Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7 p.m.
  • Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University

About Rev. Michael Buckley, S.J., Ph.D.

Fr. Michael Buckley

Fr. Buckley is emeritus professor of theology at Santa Clara University and the influential author of many books, including At the Origins of Modern Atheism. Prior to this appointment, Fr. Buckley was a member of the theological faculty at Boston College for 14 years, during which time he served as director of the Jesuit Institute and as Canisius Professor of Theology.


Breakout Sessions for Duquesne Students

Fr. Buckley will conduct small-group sessions to further explore the topics of his lecture from the previous night. This is a rare opportunity for students and faculty to interact with Fr. Buckley and have an open discussion about his lecture and his life's work.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012
  • 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
  • 613 Duquesne Union