Category Archives: Guest Authors

Dispatches from the border

Francisco Cantú, an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, will discuss his memoir, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (Riverhead Books, 2018), on Mar. 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. … Continue reading

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In praise of floods

James C. Scott, director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University, will present “In Praise of Floods: The Study of Rivers and Civilization” on Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Scott’s books include Against the Grain: … Continue reading

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“Make the Most of Your 20s”

Society’s “30 is the new 20” mantra is a disservice to the country’s 50 million twentysomethings, according to clinical psychologist Meg Jay, author of the best-selling book The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of … Continue reading

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Religion in the White House

Kenneth L. Woodward, who was the religion editor at Newsweek magazine for nearly 40 years, will present the 2nd Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics on Mar. 14 in Gasson Hall, room 305, beginning at 6 p.m. In … Continue reading

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“Ideas from the Catholic Press”

Crux editor John L. Allen Jr., a journalist highly regarded for his coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church, and Matt Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media, will be the panelists for “Revitalizing Our Church: … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Us” in Ecological Times

Theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., a professor emerita at Fordham University, will present the 18th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. In her talk, titled “The Challenge of ‘Us’ in Ecological Times,” … Continue reading

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Fiction Days

Writer, critic, and essayist Carmen Maria Machado will speak on campus Feb. 27 as part of the University’s Fiction Days. The talk will focus on her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for … Continue reading

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