Jesuit Institute Slates Spring Lectures

Lectures by current and former Jesuit Institute grant recipients highlight a series of public events the institute will sponsor during the spring semester.

On Wednesday, March 13, the institute will present Andreas Speer, an associate professor and associate director at the Thomas-Institut at the University of Cologne in Germany. Speer's talk, " Certitudo, Illuminatio, Reductio : Bonaventure's Approach to Philosophy," will take place from noon-2 p.m. at the institute, which is located at Faber House.

On Wednesday, March 20, from 4-6 p.m., Richard Blake, SJ, film critic and writer for the Catholic journal America , will speak on "Wandering In a Fragile Barque: The Catholic Voyage of Filmmaker Martin Scorsese." The event will be held in Higgins 307. Fr. Blake recently was named the University's next Gasson Professor.

The 1995-96 Jesuit Institute Visiting Fellow Leon Hooper, SJ, will give an as-yet untitled talk on Tuesday, April 2, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Gasson 100. A senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center of Georgetown University, Fr. Hooper is undertaking a study on producing new perspectives on the civic common good in relating the Gospels to pluralistic democratic societies.

Dorothy Judd Hall, the institute's visiting scholar for 1992-93, will appear at Faber House on Wednesday, April 17, from noon-2 p.m. Hall, a member of the religion faculty at Boston University, will present "God and Modern Poetic Vision: From the Cosmic Abyss to 'The Abyss of Being.'"

On Thursday, May 2, Jon Fuller, SJ, MD, will present a talk on AIDS-related issues from 7:30-9 p.m. in Higgins 307. He is assistant director of the adult AIDS program at Boston City Hospital and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

For further information on Jesuit Institute events, call ext. 8290.


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