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CTE Lecture to Focus on Jesuit Pedagogy


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will present its second annual Distinguished Guest Lecture in Jesuit Pedagogy, featuring M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Boston College. Copeland is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including Barry University’s Yves Congar Award for Excellence in Theology, and the author of two books. She describes teaching in the Ignatian tradition as “accompaniment,” whereby one takes up a position beside one’s student. Her lecture on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the 12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Center at the Lincoln Center campus will sketch some dimensions of accompaniment in teaching and service learning.


Spotlight on Historian’s Second Amendment Expertise

Saul Cornell, Ph.D. , the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History

Photo by Gina Vergel

Saul Cornell, Ph.D., the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, has been enriching the current national debate on gun regulation with a historian’s perspective.

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, Cornell’s op-eds and commentary have appeared in a variety of news outlets. This month Cornell will be part of a PBS weeklong exploration of guns in America, from their Colonial roots to their present-day politics. Flagship programs, from Frontline, to Nova, to Washington Week, will all feature the subject.

An expert on the history of the Second Amendment and author of A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control (Oxford University Press, 2006), Cornell has gone on record with his concerns of when the Second Amendment overshadows the First Amendment. “Judging by the effort to deport Piers Morgan, the CNN host who promoted gun control, there is at least a constituency among Second Amendment supporters who don’t seem to have read the First Amendment—they seem to have just skipped to the Second Amendment,” he said recently.

Cornell will be exercising his right to free speech on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS nationwide, Channel 13 in New York.


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