Friday Academic Lecture Series | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • The Friday Academic Lecture Series

    The Friday Academic Lecture Series showcases the best that a Catholic liberal arts education has to offer. Talks are given by prominent contemporary thinkers including Franciscan University faculty, as well as faculty and scholars from outside Franciscan  The Series is a celebration of the Catholic intellectual tradition that will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions and dissemination of knowledge, and present cutting-edge research to our entire academic community here in Steubenville, as well as the rest of the world.

  • Join us online or in-person

    Lectures will begin at 3 p.m. in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center, and will streamed live via the University's Facebook page.

    Past FALS talks

    See last semester's FALS talks »

  • Spring 2018 Speakers

    January 26

    The Emergence of the Image: Theological Reflections on the Science of Evolution and Human Origins

     Chris Baglow
    Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Notre Dame Seminary
    Sponsored by the Science and Faith Lecture Series 

    February 9

    Causation and Potency: Scotus’ Argument for God’s Existence 

    Richard Cross
    Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

    Sponsored by the Edith Stein Lecture in Christian Philosophy


    February 23

    Slavery, Christian Revelation, and Moral Blindness

     Michael Rota

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas

    Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics


    March 23

    Science at the Doorstep to God: Remarkable New Evidence

    Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
    President and Founder of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith

    Sponsored by the Henkels Family Fund


    April 6

    Towards an Authentically Catholic Cinema

    Barbara Nicolosi
    Associate Professor, Honors College, Azusa Pacific University Plenary Lecture for Media & Faith Workshop 

    Sponsored by the Communication Arts Department


    April 13


    Selected student presentations for GRACE - The Gallery of Research, Artistry, and Community Engagement.


    April 27

    Whether We Like It or Not: Why the Protestant Reformation Still Matters

     Brad S. Gregory
    Director of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffen Chair, University of Notre Dame

    Sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology


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