Professor John Alvis to Deliver Lecture on Nathaniel Hawthorne

Professor John Alvis to Deliver Lecture on Nathaniel Hawthorne

On Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., John Alvis, professor of English, will deliver a lecture titled "Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter: Giving Fictional Form to America's Founding Principles." The lecture will be held in Gorman Lecture Center Room C. A reception and book signing in the Gorman Faculty Lounge will follow.

In his recent book, "Nathaniel Hawthorne as Political Philosopher," Alvis explores Hawthorne's understanding of equality as the image of God-in-man, inalienable rights as "sanctity of the human heart" and his view of sin as defacing the divine in man.

"Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter' offers lessons in the meaning of the 'Declaration of Independence' as a guide to Americans in their individual conduct, to secure justice in their communities and to foster family integrity," said Alvis. "It renders in personal and dramatic terms the meaning of such American principles as a higher law of nature, the sanctity of individual rights and the moral significance of liberty and equality."

News

UD Announces Partnership with Bishop Lynch High School

The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce a new partnership with Bishop Lynch High School. The partnership aims to further the Gupta College of Business' mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties, serving a range of industries, and will support recruiting, education and other key functions at Bishop Lynch.

+ Read More

Anonymous Donor Endows Classics Scholarship

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, several members of the university community, including former students and colleagues of the late Classics Department founder Father Placid L. Csizmazia, O. Cist., gathered to celebrate the $50,000 endowment by an anonymous donor of the Father Placid L. Csizmazia, O. Cist., Memorial Scholarship in Classics, which will benefit classics majors at the University of Dallas.

+ Read More

UD Embraces Liberal Learning for Life

A rebirth of lifelong learning is flourishing under the instruction and embrace of a collective "brain trust" of UD faculty, which Provost Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D., guides from the third floor of Cardinal Farrell Hall.

+ Read More