President John Garvey hosted a symposium April 11–12, 2011, at The Catholic University of America on the topic of Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University. More than 350 people from 21 colleges and universities in five different countries participated in the symposium. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
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Rev. Terence Henry, T.O.R., president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Thomas Keefe, president of the University of Dallas, visit before the start of the symposium.
John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, welcomes participants to the symposium.
Most Rev. Thomas J. Curry, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, delivers the opening address.
President Garvey and symposium participants listen to the opening address.
Bishop Curry challenged the audience "to recover an appreciation of the importance of American Catholicism and the role it has played in America."
Symposium participants applaud after one of the presentations.
Sister Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., president of St. Thomas Aquinas College, introduces the first panel of respondents at the symposium.
Philosopher John Rist delivers the keynote address.
Angela McKay Knobel, assistant professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, delivers one of the responses to the keynote address.
Taras Dobko, Senior Vice Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University, responds to the keynote address.
Professor Rist answers a question from the audience.
Professor Rist listens to a questioner.
Professor John Rist and Rev. Borys Gudziak, president of Ukrainian Catholic University, continue the discussion during a break.
John Haldane, director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, delivers a presentation at the symposium.
John Haldane addresses an audience in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at Catholic University during the inaugural symposium.
John Haldane visits with symposium participants after his presentation.
Christopher Kaczor, professor of philosophy in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University, delivers a lecture at the inaugural symposium.
Mariana Hernandez-Crespo G., Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the International ADR Research Network, University of St. Thomas, presents a response to one of the presentations.
John Garvey and Christopher Kaczor share a light moment between presentations.
Joseph Kaboski, an associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, presents a talk at the symposium.
Paul J. Griffiths, a professor of Catholic theology at Duke Divinity School, delivers a lecture at the symposium.
Caroline Sherman, assistant professor of history at The Catholic University of America, presents a response to one of the presentations at the symposium.
University presidents Terence Henry, T.O.R., John Garvey, and Thomas Keefe visit between sessions at the symposium.
Priests attending the symposium, including several university presidents, concelebrated a Mass at the conclusion of the first day of the conference.
Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P., delivers a homily at the Mass held at the end of the first day of the symposium.
Symposium participants finished their day with a dinner held in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.