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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

Ross Gallery Hosts “Connecting Memphis” Exhibition by Cindy McMillion

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of an exhibition of selections from the “Connecting Memphis” photography-and-storytelling project by Cindy McMillion on May 18. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the project will be on exhibit through July 18. From August 2014 to February 2017, Cindy McMillion conducted a community storytelling project called... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan

Dr. Altha Stewart is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that alumna Altha Stewart, MD will deliver the address at the University’s 2018 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, where the university will confirm associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to 470 participating graduates in the fields of liberal arts, fine arts, accounting, business, engineering and the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, April 30, 2018

CBU Hosts Alumni Panel on Race Relations and Identity 50 Years After Dr. King's Death

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination at a special event on campus on April 5, 2018. “Race Relations and Identity: Reflections from CBU Alumni” will feature a panel of African American alumni responding to the question "Where Are We Now?" — fifty years after Dr. King’s death. The Black Student Association and the CBU Collegiate Chapter of the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Together We March: Diocese Organizes MLK50 Walk of Faith

MEMPHIS — On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis, and Reverend Dr. Paul D. Watkins, OP, First Rector of the National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres, invite all the faithful of the Diocese of Memphis to come together to march, pray, and remember the legacies of St. Martin de Porres and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both helped further the cause of justice and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 22, 2018

Vanderhaar Symposium at CBU Looks at “Who Gets to Be American”

Stephanie Teatro Will Speak on “Who Gets to Be American: Immigration Policy and Our Multicultural Democracy” The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to present  Who Gets to Be American: Immigration Policy and Our Multicultural Democracy  with  Stephanie Teatro , co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), as the keynote speaker for its thirteenth annual symposium on... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 20, 2018