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Logos of Love Conference

In the Lógos of Love: Promise and Predicament of Catholic Intellectual Life Today

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Among the speakers…

  • Richard Rodriguez, essayist and author of Hunger of Memory.
  • Nancy Dallavalle, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Fairfield University.
  • Paul J. Griffiths, Warren Professor of Catholic Theology, Duke Divinity School.
  • Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Professor of History, The Catholic University of America.
  • Miguel H. Diaz, University Professor of Faith and Culture, University of Dayton. U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) to the Holy See.
  • Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California.
  • Scott Appleby, Professor of History and John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
  • Vincent J. Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, University of Dayton
  • Amelia J. Uelmen, Visiting Lecturer, Georgetown Law School. Former Director of the Institute on Religion, Law, & Lawyer's Work at Fordham University.


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Registration deadline is 8/15/2013.


Please note that the Friday afternoon/evening events take place on UD's Main campus. This is about a 20 minute walk from the Dayton Marriott hotel. We will have some free shuttles available to go between the Dayton Marriott hotel and UD's main campus, beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday. (If you drive a car to the main campus, please see the information about parking on the Details page.)

Please note that the Saturday and Sunday events take place on UD's River campus. The River campus is about a 15 minute walk from the Dayton Marriott. We will have free shuttles running Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning.

Friday, September 20, 2013

4:30 p.m.

Conference Registration
(On the second floor of Kennedy Union, outside of the Ballroom)

5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
(On the second floor of Kennedy Union, next to the Ballroom)

5:45 p.m.

Opening Conference Dinner in Kennedy Union Ballroom
(sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences)

7:30 p.m.

Conference opening and Richard Rodriguez Talk in Kennedy Union Boll Theater
"Always Good Friday"

University of Dayton President, Dan Curran
Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies President, James L. Heft, S.M.

Plenary talk: Richard Rodriguez (open to the public)

Saturday, September 21, 2013  
7:30 a.m. Registration opens for those yet to register
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Plenary Session I

Scott Appleby: Contending with and for Modernity: Catholic Intellectual Life Today

Miguel Diaz: Building Bridges: Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Engineering of Cultural Relationships in the Image of God

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session II

Paul Griffiths: Revolution or Gratitude? Models of and for Catholic Intellectual Life in the Pagan University

Amy Uelmen: Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Resources for Personal and Professional Unity

11:45 a.m. Lunch / Roundtable I
1:15 p.m.

Plenary Session III

Leslie Tentler: Breaking the Silence: Sex, Gender, and the Parameters of Catholic Intellectual Life

Nancy Dallavalle: Two Truths about Sex and Gender and Sexuality: On a Collision Course? A Catholic Response

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

Plenary Session IV

Vince Miller: Beyond Identity: Diversity and Catholicity in a Fragmented Media Age.

Diane Winston: Media Coverage of Catholicism During the First Decade of AIDS

4:15p.m. Break
4:45 p.m.

Roundtable II

Roundtables moderators include:

Sr. Patricia Wittberg, IUPUI
Matt Malone, S.J., America Magazine
Meghan Clark, St. John's University
Grant Gallicho, Commonweal Magazine
Margaret McGuinness, La Salle University

5:45 p.m. Break
6:15 p.m.

Vespers for the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

7:00 p.m. Social
7:30 p.m. Dinner 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

8:00 a.m.  Liturgy
9:00 a.m. Conference closing discussion and buffet breakfast
11:00 a.m. Conference Ends


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