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    Distinguished Educator to Address Challenges in Catholic Higher Education

    The challenges facing Catholic Higher Education will be brought to the forefront at an inaugural lecture on Catholic intellectual tradition at Duquesne University.

    The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, will address Six Challenges Facing Catholic Higher Education.

    Heft was recently honored with the Theodore Hesburgh Award for his long and distinguished service to Catholic higher education. A former chair and board member of the American Association of Catholic Colleges and University, he spent many years at the University of Dayton, where he served as chancellor, provost and chair of the theology department.

    A reception will follow.

    The event is hosted by the Duquesne University Office of Mission and Identity.

    When: Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m.

    Where: Power Center Ballroom on the Duquesne campus

    Admission: Free and open to the public

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.