Virtual series on Newman’s ‘The Idea of a University’

Newman University Church Feature

Margaret Arriola | September 25, 2020

The Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason have launched a new, four-part international series to celebrate the first anniversary of the canonization of St. John Henry Newman — theologian, poet, convert and founder of the Catholic University of Ireland. “Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention Today” will explore Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” and its contemporary relevance to educational challenges faced today during the coronavirus crisis.

This international conversation honoring Newman’s educational legacy — available exclusively on the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s ThinkND platform — will be moderated by Rev. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C., director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, and professor Kevin Whelan, director of the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway.

“St. John Henry Newman’s insights into the purposes and values of a university still inform higher education today and should be studied by anyone concerned with the future of learning,” said University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “At Notre Dame, our mission is very much inspired by Newman’s conviction that education, far from being a simple transfer of knowledge, must involve the formation of the whole person within the context of a community of learners.”

The “Thinking with Newman” series will be aired live from Newman University Church — a landmark of Dublin city center, designed by Newman in 1856 and described as “the most beautiful Church in the three Kingdoms.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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