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.


    See Past Talks

    Past Friday Academic Lecture Series talks can be seen in the playlist on our YouTube channel here »


  • Fall 2019 Speaker Series

    • September 27

      Discussion Panel: Transhumanism
      Dr. Daniel Kuebler, Dr. Michael Sirilla, Dr. Paul Symington
      Sponsored by the School of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Disciplinary Intersection Lecture Series
    • October 11

      Man and Woman: No Big Deal or Vive la Différence?
      Dr. Patrick Lee
      John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics
      Co-sponsored by the Catholic Social Workers’ National Association and the Department of Counseling and Social Work in partnership with the School of Professional Programs
    • October 25

      The Sanctity of Human Life: Three Questions
      Dr. Christopher Tollefsen
      College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina
      Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists
    • November 8

      The Growth of Marian Devotion at the Medieval University of Paris
      Dr. William J. Courtenay
      Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin
      Co-sponsored by the Department of History in conjunction with the Carrigg Lecture Series, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • November 15

      How St. John Henry Newman influenced Josef Ratzinger and Why it Still Matters
      Dr. Donald Graham
      Assistant Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, St. Augustine’s Seminary
      Sponsored by the School of Theology and Philosophy

    All Events Begin at 3:00 P.M.
    Gentile Gallery, JCWC

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