The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Bellarmine Forum, a long-standing signature program of the College. Co-directed by Paul Harris and Brad Stone, the fall 2016 Forum will center on “The Values of Time.” Harris is a professor of English, and Stone is a professor of philosophy and chair of African-American Studies at Loyola Marymount University.
The Bellarmine Forum is an endowed program in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts that seeks to support innovative teaching, curriculum development, and public programming that cultivates an appreciation of the liberal arts and the Jesuit educational mission at the University and in the community at large.
Next fall’s program, in development now, will create an interdisciplinary scholarly community of faculty and students who will explore “the Values of Time” throughout the 2016 semester. Courses – ranging from first-year seminars to upper division electives – will examine the theme from a range of perspectives. Students in these courses will gather for monthly joint lectures and seminars throughout the semester. Participating faculty and students will also engage in a semester-long reading group to further exchange ideas outside the classroom.
“We are anticipating the fall 2016 Bellarmine Forum with much eagerness,” said Robbin D. Crabtree, dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. “The Bellarmine Forum is an opportunity for BCLA faculty to imagine and create exciting interdisciplinary courses that share a common theme, and that engage students inside and outside of the classroom in innovative ways.”
“I am very excited to engage the ‘The Values of Time’ theme collaboratively with colleagues and students encompassing disparate disciplines, and to see what concepts and practices emerge when we explore the notion of ‘slow time’ as it applies to teaching, research, and lived experience,” said Harris.
In addition to the curricular components, the 2016 Bellarmine Forum will also feature public events to welcome broader participation in the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. Details on courses and public events will be available this spring.