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Videos of the Inauguration and Inaugural Year Programs

> Rev. Ian Ker Lecture > Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev's Lecture
> Janne Haaland Matlary lecture > St. Thomas Aquinas Mass
> Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude > Inauguration Mass and Investiture
> Martin A. Nowak's Lecture > John Garvey's Inaugural Address
> Cardinal Virtue of Temperance  > Cardinal Virtue of Justice
> Cardinal Virtues and the Good Life  > Faculty Roundtable Discussion
> Cardinal Virtue of Prudence > Uniqueness of CUA Inauguration

> Videos of Inaugural Symposium on Intellect and Virtue

 

Oxford Scholar Discusses Misconceptions of The Idea of a University 

Rev. Ian Ker, one of the world’s leading experts on Newman and a senior research fellow in theology at Oxford University, delivered a lecture on April 26, 2011 on the topic “Newman’s Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings.”

 

Norwegian Political Scientist Addresses Politics and Faith

Janne Haaland Matlary, professor of international politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College delivered a lecture on April 19, 2011 on the topic "When Might Becomes Human Rights."

 

Cardinal Virtues Inaugural Year Program: Fortitude

April focused on the cardinal virtue of fortitude, which is defined as living with strength of character. Read more about the cardinal virtues program.

 

Mathematical Biologist Martin Nowak Speaks on Evolution and Christianity

Martin Nowak, director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University lectured on "Evolution and Christianity" on March 22, 2011, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

 

Cardinal Virtues Inaugural Year Program: Temperance

March is devoted to the cardinal virtue of temperance, which is defined as mastering the balanced life. Read more about the cardinal virtues program.

 

CUA Professor Lectures on Cardinal Virtues and the Good Life

William Mattison, assistant professor of moral theology in the School of Theology and Religious Studies, spoke about how the cardinal virtues can make a difference in living a good life. The talk was part of the Dialogue on Demand series.

 

Cardinal Virtues Inaugural Year Program: Prudence

February is devoted to the cardinal virtue of prudence, which is defined as discernment and pursuit of the good. Read more about the cardinal virtues program.

 

 

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Lectures on Music and Faith

Acclaimed theologian and musical composer Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke at Catholic University on the intersection of faith and music on Feb. 9, 2011, in Caldwell Auditorium.

 

 

CUA Celebrates Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with University Mass

Students, faculty, and staff filled the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 27, 2011, for a Mass celebrating the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was the principal celebrant and homilist.


 

 

John Garvey's Inaugural Address

At his inauguration as the 15th President of The Catholic University of America, John Garvey noted that “the cultivation of virtue prepares the ground for the work of the intellect.” Full text of Garvey's speech.

 

 

John Garvey Is Inaugurated President of Catholic University

The inauguration Mass and ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., marked the formal investiture of John Garvey as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America. Full coverage of the inauguration.


 

Cardinal Virtues Inaugural Year Program: Justice

January is devoted to the cardinal virtue of justice, which is defined as “the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give due to God and neighbor.” Read more about cardinal virtues program.

 

 

Faculty Roundtable Explores Inaugural Theme

Six Catholic University faculty members offered answers to the question, “What does faith have to do with intellect?” in front of an audience of nearly 250 people on Jan. 18, 2011. Read more about inaugural year programs.

 

 

CUA Education Scholar Cites Uniqueness of Garvey's Inauguration

According to CUA education scholar Merylann Schuttloffel, the Jan. 25 inauguration of John Garvey as the 15th President of The Catholic University of America will reflect his unique role in American Catholic life. Read the full story.