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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

Vanderhaar Symposium Recognizes Aylen Mercado with Student Peace Award

Zane Turner (’20) also to be recognized as award finalist The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. This award honors the Mid-South area college student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of active nonviolence consistent with Dr. Vanderhaar’s life and work and has been involved in peace and justice work in our community. This year’s... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, April 4, 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

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

After 10 Years of Service, John Smarrelli to Leave CBU Presidency in June

by  Jennifer Pignolet , Memphis Commercial Appeal At least once a semester, Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli, who also happens to be a biochemist, pops into an introductory biology class to see if he's "still got it." "A little rusty, let's put it that way," Smarrelli said of his last appearance in front of a classroom.  He'll soon have a lot more time to sharpen his teaching skills if he wants.  This... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

CBU Presents Exhibitions by Katie Hargrave and Gustavo Plascencia

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions of artwork by  Katie Hargrave  and  Gustavo Plascencia  opening on August 17. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both will be on exhibition through September 19. Hargrave will also present an artist’s lecture in the gallery on August 25 at 2:00 p.m. Katie Hargrave  is a multi-media artist interested... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Carriere Chronicles History of Nativist Political Party in New Book

A book by Dr. Marius M. Carriere , professor of History & Political Science at Christian Brothers University (CBU), entitled The Know Nothings in Louisiana , has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. The book chronicles the history of a startling new political party that appeared on the American scene in the 1850s. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. It reignited political fires... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 12, 2018