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Nazareth College Lectures

Only available to current Students, Faculty and Staff of Nazareth College.

Daan Braveman

"State of the College Address, 2007" 4/12/2006  

Diarmuid Ó Murchú

"Spirituality: Are We Birthing a New Paradigm?" 3/29/2007 WAV file Sponsor: William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies

Jane Rhodes

"Higher Education and Social Justice: The Legacy of the 1960s" 11/02/2006 WAV file Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs

Beth Shulman

"Restoring the American Dream:How Do We Create Family-Sustaining Jobs for the 21st Century?" 9/26/2006 WAV file Sponsor: Honors Program

Valerie Grim

"State of Blacks in the Rural Diaspora: HIV-AIDS and the Struggle for Continuance." 9/25/2006 WAV file Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs


Daan Braveman, Ninth President of Nazareth College


Diarmuid Ó MurchúDiarmuid Ó Murchú, M.S.C., a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, lives in London but his work as a social psychologist has taken him around the world: Europe, North America, Australia, Asia, and South America, where he has worked with couples, the bereaved persons with AIDS and HIV, homeless people, and refugees. For Ó Murchú, "scientific and theological questions intermesh." Exploring theology in light of cosmology and quantum physics, he gives expression to an evolving and transforming spirituality and its implications for Christian faith.


Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity & Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College.

Dr. Rhodes was recruited to Macalester College after ten years in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego. She has also been a faculty member at Indiana University and at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Prior to her academic career, Rhodes worked as a journalist at, among other media, the Rochester Times-Union. Dr. Rhodes specializes in the study of race and mass media, African American history, and cultural studies. She earned her Ph.D. in mass communication research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her first book, Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century won the award for best book in media history from the Associaton for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her forthcoming book, Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon is due out from The New Press in 2007.


Beth ShulmanBeth Shulman is the author of The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans (New Press, 2003), a revealing examination of low-wage work in the United States. She co-chairs the Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work, a project to increase public awareness about the problems of low-wage work and the need for policy change to respond to this issue, and has served on President Clinton's Advisory Council School to Work Opportunities.


Valerie GrimChair and Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Valerie Grim holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Iowa State University. Her B.A. Degree is from historically Black Tougaloo College. She has published widely and is currently completing a book on African American Rural Life and Culture in the Mississippi Delta, 1910-1970. She has been engaged in teaching institutes and workshops throughout the United States and South Africa. Her area of expertise concerns African Americans in the United State sand blacks in the Rural Diaspora.

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