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Mayor Jim Strickland is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland  will deliver the address at the University’s 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony, the last at which current President John Smarrelli will preside before his retirement in June, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, weather permitting. There, the University... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jack Shannon Named 23rd President of Christian Brothers University

MEMPHIS – The Christian Brothers University Board of Trustees today announced that Jack Shannon has been selected as the 23rd president of Christian Brothers University (CBU).  Shannon is a distinguished higher education leader with many years of experience directing not only academic and student-centered initiatives but also public/private partnerships focused on economic development in some of the most economically-challenged communities in the country. Shannon comes to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents “Migration Now” and “Mi Casa es Your House”

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces two new exhibitions opening on February 22, both of which deal with the subject of immigration.  “Migration Now”  is a collection of handmade prints that address the act of migration and immigration, and the political, social, and racial issues that often accompany it; “Mi Casa es Your House”  features recent work by Vanessa Gonzalez in the gallery foyer.... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents “Labor” by Katie Maish and “Forge, Cast, Fabricate” by Metal Museum Artists

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces two exhibitions opening on January 11.  “Labor”  will feature works by  Katie Maish  in the main gallery, and  “Forge, Cast, Fabricate”  includes recent works by apprentices and staff artists at the  Metal Museum  in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Celebrating 300 Years of the Lasallian Mission

  The Vatican has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year (November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2019) to recognize the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1719). “A Jubilee Year offers the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. I invite all of you to celebrate the jubilee through practical acts of kindness and service to young people yearning for mercy and compassion,” says Brother... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CBU Launches Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium

MEMPHIS, TN - The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research. Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 29, 2018

CBU Ross Gallery Presents “The Death of Fear” Exhibition

Joint Exhibition Features Artwork by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Nelson Gutierrez MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces a joint exhibition featuring two artists opening on November 2.  “The Death of Fear”  will feature works by  Sisavanh  Phouthavong Houghton  in the main gallery and works by  Nelson Gutierrez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 26, 2018

Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book

Once Upon a Time, a Novel Teaching Idea by Dan Berrett,  The Chronicle of Higher Education Early in the semester, Stan Eisen presents students in his upper-level biology courses with an unusual choice: Would they prefer to take a final exam or write a children’s book? "I see it as a tool to get students engaged so they see the topic as interesting, fascinating, and worthwhile," Eisen, a professor of biology at Christian Brothers University, said of the book... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 19, 2018

CBU President Named “Outstanding Executive Leader” by Memphis Fundraising Professionals

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), will be honored as the “Outstanding Executive Leader” by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals  (Memphis Chapter)  at its annual  National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards  on November 13 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ross Gallery Presents Exhibitions by Roger Allan Cleaves and CBU Alumni

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions opening on September 28. “Breaking Ground” by  Roger Allan Cleaves  will be on display in the main gallery, and a selection works by of six  CBU Art Alumni  will be shown in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be on exhibition through... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 25, 2018