Braniff Salon Archives

The Distinctiveness of Disciplines & The Quest for Truth: Academic Disciplines in the Braniff Graduate School
Participants: Daniel Burns, Teresa Danze, William A. Frank, Gilbert Garza, Dan Hammett, Andrew Moran, Ronnie Rombs, Amie E. Sarker; Moderator: Joshua Parens
Date: March 3, 2017

Personal Responsibility & The Common Good: Our Liberal Arts Education and the Social Teaching of the Church
Participants: Aida Ramos, Irene Alexander, Jonathan J. Sanford, Gregory Roper, Richard Dougherty
Date: Nov. 4, 2016

Celebrating the Legacy of Louise Cowan: Lyric Poetry & The Soul
Participants: Mary K. Mumbach, Kathleen Kelly Marks, Gregory Borse, Kathryn Smith, Robert Dupree
Date: April 30, 2016

Piero della Francesca's Flagellation of Christ
Participants:
David Andrews, Catherine Caesar, John Norris, Andrew Osborn, Kim Owens, Robert Wood, Lyle Novinski
Date:
September 18, 2015 

The Oresteia of Aeschylus
Participants:
Louise Cowan, Matthew Walz, David Sweet, Stefan Novinski, Bainard Cowan
Date: 
April 24, 2015

Reason, Justice and Love in The Merchant of Venice
Participants:
Bainard Cowan, David Davies, Richard Dougherty, Joshua Parens, David Sweet, Aaron  Thurow, and Martin Yaffe
Date:
April 28, 2012

The Liberal Arts and the City
Participants: Louise S. Cowan and Robert E. Wood
Date: April 29, 2011

The Legacy of Willmoore Kendall
Participants: Leo Paul de Alvarez, John Alvis, and Louise S. Cowan
Date: October 30, 2010

Wisdom and the Disciplines
Participants: Leo Paul de Alvarez, John Alvis, Louise S. Cowan, and Robert E. Wood
Date: March 26, 2010

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