Alumni Weekend Reception

When: Sunday, May 18th, 2014; 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Where: Houston Hall 223 (Golkin Room): 3417 Spruce Street

The Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture will host a breakfast reception immediately following the 9:30 a.m. Penn Alumni Mass at St. Agatha-St. James at Houston Hall in celebration of its first year of activities at Penn. We warmly welcome all alumni, family, and friends to join us. Advance registration is not required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dan Cheely,, or visit 

The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium and Modern Catholic Social Thought

A Lunch Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania

When: Friday, May 23rd, 2014; 12 noon – 2pm
Where: Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall 218 (3417 Spruce Street)
Dr. Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at Princeton University.  Dr. Fernandez-Villaverde is also Research Associate at Penn’s Population Studies Center, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Centre For Economic Policy Research.  He is Vice-President of the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO) and a Senior Fellow of the Collegium Institute.
Dr. Matthew O’Brien, Chairman of the Collegium Institute.  Dr. O’Brien completed an A.B. in Philosophy at Princeton University, a Classics Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.  His articles have appeared in venues such as The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Public Discourse, The British Journal of American Legal Studies, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly and as an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has taught as a Lecturer at Rutgers University and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Villanova University and now works as an equity research analyst for O’Brien Greene & Co., an investment management firm in Media, PA.
Space is limited.  To RSVP, please contact Dan Cheely at

Today: Learning Without Irony

Inaugural Humanities Symposium

It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Christy Wampole (Princeton) and Dr. R. R. Reno (First Things) to the University of Pennsylvania, and to invite you to join our symposium today.

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall (3417 Spruce St)

“Against Critical Thinking” by Dr. R. R. Reno, First Things & Creighton University

“The Other Serious” by Dr. Christy Wampole, Princeton University

Cosponsored by French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will follow.