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Catholic University's Philosophy Lectures Endowed

March 13, 1998

he Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation has established a $50,000 endowment to fund lectures in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

The grant will ensure that the school's fall lecture program may become a permanent feature of the academic year and will make it possible to extend invitations to internationally renowned scholars to speak on campus.

The endowment will also enable the School of Philosophy to provide opportunities for students to meet and debate with scholars on important issues. The thinking of the most prominent contemporary philosophers will be made available to students in the Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Similar lecture programs at Catholic University have resulted in more than 20 volumes of studies that have been published by The Catholic University of America Press.

"This endowment will help us to carry out our mission to emphasize the Roman Catholic tradition in the study of western philosophy," said Jude P. Dougherty, Dean of the School of Philosophy.

Based in Los Angeles, the Leavey Foundation provides grants to religious, health, and cultural organizations and supports scholarships in higher education.


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