Rev. John O'Malley, S.J., university professor at Georgetown University, will present "Mastering the Art of Jesuit Higher Education," at Loyola University Maryland on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period and dessert reception.
Fr. O'Malley's remarks will address topics including the two traditions of schooling that have defined education in the Western world since at least the 15th century; academic and professional training offered by universities; and the more general education offered by the humanistic schools that sprang up during the Renaissance. The lecture will analyze these traditions, contrast their core values, and show how the Jesuits negotiated between them. Fr. O'Malley will conclude by presenting six "fundamental options" resulting from this negotiation that characterize the Jesuit tradition of education.
One of the most respected church historians in North America, Fr. O'Malley was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and to the American Philosophical Society in 1997. He holds the Johannes Quasten Medal from The Catholic University of America for distinguished achievement in Religious Studies. In addition, he has won lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Italian Historical Studies and the Renaissance Society of America. His books have won major prizes, and his best known work, The First Jesuits, has been translated into 10 languages.
Sponsored by the University's office of mission integration and the Loyola chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities, this event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are requested by Feb. 15.
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