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Our theme this month is
What Is Education?

Next month, we will explore Why Poetry Matters.


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FREE VIDEO SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new free video series from the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Program: “The Person: Action and Influence.” This series explores the fundamental questions at the heart of the moral and ethical life: What is the nature of our reality, and how should a life be lived? Join us as we discuss the nature of conscience, the virtues of courage and prudence, and the various ways in which we impact our world through our actions and our influence on others.


THE TEACHER AS EVANGELIZER
FOR BEAUTY

In this video, Assistant Professor of History Mark Petersen, Ph.D., speaks about the Chilean teacher, education advocate and Nobel-prize-winning poet Gabriela Mistral. Learn more below about how Mistral saw the teacher as "an evangelizer for beauty" and a "gentle gardener."



This video is taken from the free video series "The Person: Action and Influence," part of the
Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Program.

WHAT IS EDUCATION?

Education, classical education, liberal education: what’s the difference? In this episode of the Liberal Learning for Life @ UD podcast, Professor of Humanities Jeffrey Lehman, MA ’99 PhD ’02, describes all education as “that whereby we become most fully human.” We also discuss non-Western art and texts, how it can be true that the human soul is, in a sense, all things, and whether education requires a school or teachers.

This episode is taken from the Liberal Learning for Life @ UD Podcast, which features compelling, pithy and rich conversations with UD faculty and friends.
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EDUCATION FOR FREEDOM

Throughout Plato’s Socratic dialogues, Socrates embodies courage in the pursuit of the truth and exhorts others to follow his example. As Professor of Humanities Jeffrey Lehman, MA ’99 PhD ’02, explains, it takes true courage to expose oneself to the winnowing effect of Socratic conversation. Read more about why courage is an essential virtue for conversation below.


This article is taken from the journal of the
Arts of Liberty Project, which educates students, teachers and lifelong learners in the purpose and power of the liberal arts and liberal education.

      Upcoming Events     

BOOK RELEASE: ETHICS,
by DIETRICH VON HILDEBRAND

Thursday, March 11 @ 7 p.m. CST, via Zoom

With the release of a new edition of Hildebrand's Ethics, readers can now discover for themselves why Pope John Paul II called Dietrich von Hildebrand "one of the great ethicists of the 20th century." This conversation will be led by John F. Crosby,
Beth Rath and Jonathan J. Sanford, and moderated by
John Henry Crosby
.




HISTORY, TRADITION AND HOPE
with JONATHAN SANFORD, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 17 @ noon CST, via Zoom

A study of history might teach us to see all things as failing, unless informed by Faith and Hope, which help us to achieve Magnanimity (Great-Souled-ness) and Humility. These virtues are not in tension with one another but in congruence with one another, and together help us move toward our final home in God. Join UD Provost Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D., for an EnCore Lecture and discussion on history, tradition and hope.


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