Centennial Celebrations Continue in 2007
By Maggie Master
The School of Arts and Sciences continues to celebrate its centenary, along with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Gilbert Hartke, O.P., during the spring semester, sponsoring a series of lectures, performances and other events in partnership with its 18 academic departments. The lineup includes:
- Lecture by Yale University Professor of Religious and Islamic Studies Rev. Gerhard Böwering, S.J., “God or Allah: A Dilemma?” (Feb. 5, 7 p.m., in Karl Herzfeld Memorial Auditorium, Hannan Hall).
Performances of “Will Shakespeare — Live!”, a one-man show created and performed by CUA alumnus and off-Broadway veteran Joe Plummer (Feb. 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, 2 p.m., in Callan Theatre). (Proceeds from this show will benefit the Dean’s Scholarship Endowment for the Department of Drama.)
CUA Alumnus Joe Plummer
- Lecture by Chilean Ambassador Mariano Fernández, “Chile and Latin America” (March 22, 7 p.m., in Great Room B, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center).
- Performances of Associate Professor of Drama Gary Sloan’s one-man show, “Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth,” at the National Portrait Gallery (March 26–April 23), as part of the citywide Shakespeare in Washington festival.
- Lecture by Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Phillips, “Almost Absolute Zero: the Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping” (April 13, 4 p.m., in Herzfeld Auditorium, Hannan Hall).
- The Annual Mastrangelo Lecture on Italian Culture with guest lecturer Elizabeth Cropper, dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, “Not a Renaissance but a Recovery: Count Malvasia’s anti-Vasarian History of Art” (April 17, 7 p.m., in Great Room B, Pryzbyla Center).
- Lecture and reading by Jonathan Galassi, poet and president of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Publishers (April 19, 7 p.m., in Caldwell Auditorium).
In 1906, CUA established a School of Letters and a School of Sciences, the foundations for today’s School of Arts and Sciences. One hundred years later, the School of Arts and Sciences boasts 60 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate degree programs, serving a total of nearly 2,500 students.
For more information about the centenary lineup of events, visit http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/100years/.
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