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Upcoming Events

Each semester, the Theology Department will host two Theology Thursday presentations. These events are open to the public and are intended to highlight the work of our department faculty members. Below you can find the topics and schedules for the Spring 2018 semester.

Spring 2018 Theology Thursday Presentations

"Preparing Students to Encounter the Suffering of Grief and Loss”

Please join Drs. Rebecca Gaudino (Dept. of Theology), Anissa Rogers (Dept. of Social Work), and Barb Braband (School of Nursing) as they present their award winning approach to teaching their students to encounter the suffering of grief and loss. Key to this course is an interview project first developed by Barb Braband, a project that invites students to encounter suffering and to reflect on its meaning in their own lives as well as in the lives of their interviewees. In studying the effectiveness of this project and students’ response to this project, our UP researchers developed a model of teaching and learning about suffering that they have entitled the Pedagogy of Suffering. They have also rooted this model in a spirituality that they believe encourages students to begin to embody spiritual practices of compassionate presence.

April 5, 7:30 p.m., Bauccio Commons Terrace Room

Theology Thursday Flier