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In Duquesne Visit, Distinguished Educator to Address Challenges in Catholic Higher Education

Duquesne University's inaugural lecture on Catholic intellectual tradition will feature the Rev. James L. Heft, a priest of the Society of Mary, president and founder of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Heft, who was honored in 2011 with the Theodore Hesburgh Award for long and distinguished service to Catholic Higher Education, has chaired and served on the board of the American Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. He spent many years at the University of Dayton, serving as chancellor and provost, as well as chair of the theology department.

Heft will address Six Challenges Facing Catholic Higher Education. A reception will follow.
When: Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m.

Where: Duquesne's Power Center Ballroom.

Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested at 412.396.5131.


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.