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For Immediate Release: January 18, 2013

Prominent Scholar to Deliver Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture at Providence College

gorman.jpgProvidence, R.I. – Prominent scholar and lecturer Dr. Michael Gorman, who is an associate professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of America, will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture at Providence College on Thursday, January 31, at 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies (CCDS), Gorman’s lecture, “Being, Goodness, and a Place for Persons,” will be held in Aquinas Lounge.

Gorman earned his Ph.D. in theology from Boston College in 1997 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from State University of New York in 1993. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Christianity and culture from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College in 1987.

Gorman has been teaching at the Catholic University of America since 1999. Most recently, he has taught courses in Nature and Human Nature as part of the University’s Honors Program and the senior seminar courses for majors in philosophy.

Gorman’s primary areas of interest include Metaphysics, Human nature, Christology, Scholastic philosophy and theology, and analytic philosophy.

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was a Dominican Friar, priest, philosopher, and theologian. He is hailed as the “Angelic Doctor of the Church” and is the patron saint of Catholic schools and students. His feast day is celebrated on January 28.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception in the adjacent CCDS. For more information, contact the CCDS at or (401) 865-2870.


Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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