Nov. 2, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 5


James Carroll lecture tonight

Author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll will present a lecture, "Toward a Democratic Catholic Church," tonight at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100.

A former priest who served as Catholic chaplain at Boston University, Carroll has written a weekly op-ed column for the Globe since 1992. The author of such novels as Secret Father and Mortal Friends, he also has published non-fiction works including Toward A New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform and House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.

Carroll's appearance is sponsored by the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center. For more information call ext.2-8057.

Alumni Memorial Mass is Sunday

The Alumni Association will sponsor the annual University Memorial Mass for Alumni this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church.

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, will celebrate the Mass and Alumni Association Chaplain William McInnes, SJ, will offer the homily. A reception will follow in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons.

Those planning to attend should contact the Alumni Association at ext.2-4700 or

Chambers Series presents former astronaut Collins

Retired Colonel Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command an American spacecraft, will give a talk, "Leadership Lessons from Apollo to Discovery," on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons.

Collins commanded Space Shuttle Discovery's historic "Return to Flight" mission, NASA's first manned flight following the February 2003 loss of the Shuttle Columbia.

Her appearance is presented as part of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics' Chamber Lecture Series, which brings high-profile speakers to discuss the leadership challenges and opportunities they have experienced in their lives and careers.

This event requires registration. For information, call ext. 2-9296, e-mail or see

Health Fair Nov. 9

The Faculty and Staff Fall Health Fair will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Murray Room of the Yawkey Athletic Center. The Human Resources Web site,, offers a list of services that will be available at the fair.

Philosophy Colloquium on Plato, Heidegger

The Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy at Boston College will sponsor a public lecture and seminar on Nov. 9 in the Walsh Hall Function Room by Skidmore College Professor Francisco Gonzales. The seminar, featuring a discussion of "The Sun Analogy in Plato's Republic," will be held at 3 p.m.; the lecture will begin at 7:30, and is titled "Plato's Question of Truth vis-à-vis Heidegger's Doctrine."

For further information contact John Cleary or Gary Gurtler, SJ.

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