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Jennifer Frey, Iris Murdoch and Flannery O’Connor on Vision, Transcendence, and Morality, March 12

On March 12, University of South Carolina professor Jennifer Frey will deliver a talk entitled “Iris Murdoch and Flannery O’Connor on Vision, Transcendence, and Morality” at 5:30pm in the Heritage Room, 5th floor of Weinberg Memorial Library.

Dr. Frey is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina, working at the intersection of the philosophy of action and ethics. She was recently a PI of a three year, 2.1 million dollar research project titled, “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life.” She is the author of many articles and recently co-edited a book titled, Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. She runs a popular philosophy podcast, “Sacred and Profane Love.”

“From the White House to the Work Force,” with Denis McDonough, 11/13

The inaugural Humanities in Action, sponsored by the Slattery Center for Humanities, event will occur this Wednesday at 5:30 in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The outlook, skills and training required for jobs in the future will be discussed by Denis McDonough, former chief of staff to President Obama and current senior principal at the Markle Foundation, where he chairs the Rework America Task Force.

At the Humanities in Action Lecture, University of Scranton philosophy professor Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., and Scranton Times-Tribune education reporter Sarah Hofius Hall will lead a question and answer session with McDonough. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions as well. We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity.