Sept. 18, 2014
Philosophy Professor Honored by University of Dayton
|Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart, center, is presented with the Marianist Award by Michael Carter, associate professor of history (left) and Rev. James Fitz, S.M., rector of the University of Dayton. (Photo courtesy of Julie Walling, University of Dayton)
Philosophy Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart was recently honored by the University of Dayton with its 2014 Marianist Award. Named for the religious order that founded the University of Dayton, the award “recognizes a Roman Catholic whose work has made a major contribution to the intellectual life,” according to the event program.
“Dr. Thérèse-Anne Druart brings to her scholarship only the highest substantive and methodological standards, so in honoring her contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Marianist Award expresses recognition of her own significant achievements as well as the collective research signature of the University’s School of Philosophy,” said James Brennan, Catholic University provost.
At the award ceremony on Sept. 12, Druart was presented with a piece of Marian-themed art and a stipend after delivering a lecture, “What has Baghdad to do with Rome? Or Arabic Philosophy with Faith?”
“Professor Thérèse-Anne Druart’s Christian faith is at the very center of her life, and she makes no secret of it professionally,” said John McCarthy, dean of CUA’s School of Philosophy. “In addition to her distinguished record of publication, she is a wonderful teacher and an extremely generous colleague and friend. I am delighted that the University of Dayton has recognized her scholarly achievement, which does great honor to our Church and our University.”