Caritas Veritas Symposium

Join us for Convocation

Whether you are new to Dominican or feel as if you have a personal relationship with Fr. Samuel, you are invited to participate in Convocation at the close our 7th Annual Caritas Veritas Symposium:

Caritas Veritas Convocation
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Lund Auditorium
3:15 p.m.

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Our Academic Convocation offers a celebratory closure to a day of reflection and dialogue. This year’s Convocation will include the presentation of the 2016 Davlin Diversity Leadership Award to Professor Jane Hseu and the 2016 Bradford-O’Neill Medallion for Social Justice to Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P.
By definition, the meaning of convocation emerges through coming together as a community of teachers and learners, and the affirmation of excellence requires your presence. Please join us!

Caritas et Veritas: Foundation of a Good Life?
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Caritas Veritas Symposium is a treasured annual tradition at Dominican University. For one day during the fall semester, the entire university comes together to explore the meaning of our mission and motto through formal papers, panel presentations and interactive workshops. 

During the day, the regular class schedule is suspended so that students, faculty and staff can give presentations or attend other presentations.

With the 2016 Caritas Veritas Symposium, Dominican University continues its celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers. We bring all members of the university community together to consider values—namely love and truth--foundational to Dominican life and mission and ask, what are their roles in the creation or discovery of “The Good Life”? From professional, personal, religious, civic and scholarly points of view, what do we imagine the good life to be? How does one live a good life?

Informed by the Dominican University motto and mission, we invite the entire community—faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumnae/i—to contemplate these questions:

  • What does it mean to be good, to lead a good life?
  • How do you find your good life?
  • What does it mean for a student, professional, scholar, or educator to be good?
  • How have the love and truth of others shaped your life?
  • How does one reconcile self-interest with a sense of broader responsibility?


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