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Category: Lecture

Memphis Reads Selects “The Underground Railroad” as 2018 Community Book

MEMPHIS — Memphis Reads has selected the The Underground Railroad by New York writer Colson Whitehead as its 2018 community read book. The Underground Railroad is an alternate history about two slaves in the 1800s, Cora and Caesar, who flee their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad—which, in Whitehead’s ingenious conception, is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, August 10, 2018

Author Jesmyn Ward to Speak at CBU, Along with Month-long Memphis Reads Programming

MEMPHIS— Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program sponsored by Christian Brothers University (CBU), the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, and numerous other partners throughout the City, will host author  Jesmyn Ward at CBU on Wednesday, September 28. Ward is the author of  Salvage the Bones , a novel that explicates themes of family, survival, and belonging in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ward will speak at the University Theater on the CBU... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chad Pregracke Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on April 21

MEMPHIS, TN — As the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization and the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year , Chad Pregracke tells a compelling story about growing up on the Mississippi river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean it up and start the internationally recognized not-for-profit, Living Lands & Waters .    Growing up in East Moline, IL on the banks of the Mississippi, Chad worked as a commercial shell diver during... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, March 4, 2016

CBU Welcomes Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma Farmer, Joel Salatin, to Campus

MEMPHIS – Local farmers Brandon Pugh and Ray Tyler’s Small Farms for Big Change will present a film about Virginian farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin at Christian Brothers University this Saturday, February 27. The film, Polyfaces , will be shown in University Theater at 7 p.m, with a Q&A discussion with Joel Salatin, followed by a reception after the screening. Salatin is well know for being featured in the groundbreaking documentary film Food, Inc , as well as ... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sister Simone Campbell Keynote Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium

Fresh off her latest “Nuns on the Bus” tour, this special Vanderhaar Symposium event welcomes Sister Simone Campbell, SSS to Memphis to share the stories of injustice, poverty, and division she gathered from America's heartland. In her talk she looks to amplify the concerns of the individuals, families, and communities she connected with on her recent travels. She will speak at the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, held Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary at First... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Former U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral to Speak at 2015 Alumni and Family Weekend

During this year’s Alumni and Family Weekend, CBU will be visited by former Treasurer of the United States, Anna Escobedo Cabral. Ms. Cabral will deliver the 2015 Lasallian Leadership Keynote Address during the Women’s Leadership Conference. The program is presented by the President’s Commission on Women and sponsored by the office of advancement. Ms. Cabral's lecture and the women's conference is an important component of Alumni and Family Weekend that focuses on recognizing the... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, September 3, 2015

CBU Hosts Lumen Civitatis Speaker Archbishop Di Noia

MEMPHIS — The initial presenter for the 2015 Lumen Civitatis Speaker Series is Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P. , a key contributor to the magisteriums of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will give a talk to the public on the legacy of Pope St. John Paul IIat CBU's University Theater on April 28. Archbishop Di Noia was for years a beloved professor on the Trinity and Catholic Dogma at the Dominican House Studies in Washington, DC and has also served as... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, April 17, 2015

Sister Simone Campbell Keynote Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium

MEMPHIS – The Tenth Annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will feature Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, a well-known advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, and leader of three “Nuns on the Bus” tours which placed the spotlight on the Catholic Church’s long standing commitment to social justice. Sister Simone will speak at the Symposium on Thursday, April 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University. Since 2004 Sister Simone has served as Executive... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, April 9, 2015

Seidman Lecture Series Presents Dr. Jim Bailey

MEMPHIS — The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University at 7:00 p.m. Bailey's topic will be “ The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past .” Bailey’s address will explore the modern-day insurance, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and hospital industries and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them with new... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CBU Will Host Speaker on "Faith and Our Food System"

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present  Dr. Jennifer Ayres on March 26 with an address entitled “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System.” Dr. Ayres' lecture will take place in CBU's University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 3, 2015