Dominican University

2014 Dominican University Caritas Veritas Symposium

2014 Dominican University Caritas Veritas Symposium

 

At the fifth annual symposium, we gather around the theme “Caritas et Veritas in Community” to explore the relevance of our motto for the world in which we live — a world rich in diversity, yet marred by inequality. Amidst this reality, in community, we live our lives. Community simplifies. Community complicates. Community is chosen and unchosen. We invite the entire Dominican community—faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumnae/i—to contemplate these questions. How do love and truth inform: the tension between personal identity and group membership? the dynamics of living in diverse communities? our grappling with inequality among and within groups?

Recent Submissions

  • Hlinak, Matt (2014)
    A key element of a liberal education is engagement with “classic” texts, texts that often present views in conflict with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. This article will ask, although not necessarily answer, a ...
  • Calabrese, Ric (2014-09-16)
    As the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Professor Service Award, I have been asked to prepare a “Last Lecture” presentation. In September of 2014, I will be in my 48th year of teaching at Dominican. Having spent the ...
  • Beach, Daniel; Hall, Tamika; Mathes, Kimberly; Tesla, Suzana; Wojtach, Paulina; Zou, Ning (2014-10-15)
    This session addresses the similarities and differences between two communities regarding their culture, tradition, and modern development: China and the USA. Panelists from the 2014 Study Abroad China program will share ...
  • Carroll, Donna (2014)
    Presentation of the 2014 Sister Clemente Davlin, OP, Diversity Leadership Award to Christina Perez, Associate Professor of Sociology and Discipline Director Study of Women & Gender.
  • Carroll, Donna (2014-10-15)
    Opening remarks of the 2014 Caritas Veritas Symposium.
  • Kowalczyk, Stacy; Mancuso, Andrew (2014-10-13)
    Social media are significant communication platforms that promote sharing of events and emotions to create virtual communities and develop social networks. This research looks at the way in which people use Facebook to ...
  • Lesniewski, Jacob (2014-10-13)
    What is community? What is its role in social change? And how do those of us who seek to affect change approach community and communities? This presentation focuses on lessons learned from community work in Guatemala and ...
  • Omi, Amy; Potter, Jeannine (2014-10-10)
    Awakening Spirit is a performance piece designed to illustrate the important role that individuals play in building the relationships that form our inter-connected world. It uses movement and voice as its primary media to ...
  • Amoroso, Lisa M.; Aron, David; Chaudhry, Anjali; Reavey, Brooke (2014-10-07)
    This round table will begin with each participant sharing his or her experience with community-building exercises. Our discussion questions will include: Through community-building, do members of the class feel more connected ...
  • Heifner, Gwen; Hinojosa, Andrea; Keller, Lisa; Komperda, Rebecca; Myers, Kelsey; Tesla, Suzana; Thelen, MaDonna; Zacour, Anastasia (2014-10-03)
    When confronted with the enormous economic disparities as experienced in Haiti and Guatemala, students are faced with the question: how can we build a more just and humane global community? This panel will offer student ...
  • Hadi-Tabassum, Samina; Huggins, Sujin; Kok, Adrian; Salvatore, Cecilia; Simpson, Paul; Thelen, MaDonna; Villarreal Sosa, Leticia; White, Jill (2014-10-03)
    A faculty panel will present their experiences in using community-based research (CBR) as a teaching and learning tool and how this benefits both the local and the university community. They will also share their insights ...
  • Alonzi, Peter (2014-10-03)
    In this session we pause to be mindful of what we do and who we are -- Mission. Through this mindfulness we sneak up to find the deep centering of our Motto -- Caritas Veritas. The first part of this session focuses our ...
  • Kantor, Sarah; Licitra, Stephan; Nevins, Kim; Scodius, Sara; Snow, Karen; Stuart, Elena (2014-10-10)
    The Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) list is a controlled vocabulary used by libraries around the world to provide subject access to library materials. Students enrolled in Dr. Karen Snow's GSLIS Summer II 2014 ...
  • Miller, Bob (2014-09-23)
    This presentation draws upon Dominican University's Mission Statement and Chapter Two of Pope Francis' exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, in addressing the culture of greed as exemplified by The Wolf of Wall Street. It marks ...
  • Callahan, Mary Anne; Krause, Christina M.; Kuhn, Maria E. J. (2014-09-23)
    This presentation will provide a snapshot of the unique identifiers of people who are living with multiple chronic conditions and discuss the inequalities and complexities that make them vulnerable in the health care ...
  • George, William (2014-09-23)
    When we think of "community," do we include among its members future generations? Especially given the long "shadow of the future" cast by powerful technologies (consider, for example, nuclear wastes remaining radio- active ...
  • Bauer-Gatsos, Sheila; McManus, Ellen; Pliske, Rebecca (2014-09-22)
    Evidence from a variety of disciplines suggests that the capacity for empathy not only is part of our evolved nature but can be strengthened and expanded. In this panel, Ellen McManus will discuss recent multidisciplinary ...
  • Ramirez, Patricia (2014-09-22)
    Co-winner of the O'Hanlon Essay contest 2014 will present her paper entitled “Languages Have Rights Too: Mi identidad bilingüe.” She will discuss the history of bilingual education and how she coped with the social injustices ...
  • McElwain, Hugh (2014-09-17)
    Puzzled by the seeming contradiction between the ideal of equality (all persons are created equal) and the actual/natural (?) phenomenon of inequality/difference, this presentation attempts to offer a solution to this ...
  • Woods, Richard, O.P. (2014-10-01)
    Despite dangerously diverse social conditions in the first centuries of the Common Era, Christian compassion for all and particular concern for the sick poor led to the development of the nursing tradition. Then, by ...

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