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February 09, 2001

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Spring 2001 course schedule
New Exhibit: The Scheufelen Collection
Mary in the Secular Press
Additions to the Mary Page web site

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Spring 2001 course schedule

The International Marian Research Institute is offering several seminar courses this semester with the first scheduled to start on Feb. 26, 2001. For more details click into 'Academic Program' from the far left of our home page. The course schedule for Summer 2001 may also be seen there. For additional information, please write or call Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director at the International Marian Research Institute/Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, (937) 229-4214 or (937) 229-4258 (FAX).

We are also preparing a series of courses to grant credit through distance learning. The first course in the on-line series will be "Mary and the New Testament" with Fr. Bertrand Buby, SM as moderator. It will cover the same material as on-site course MRI611. The on-line course will also award 3 quarter hours credit and will be billed at the same rate as the on-site course. The course will be taught using Lotus Learning Space and will be accessed through the Internet. Applicants are required to use a Windows-based PC with Internet access and email capability. The course will begin on March 5, 2001 and will conclude on April 27, 2001. Weekly readings and assignments may be done anytime, but attendance at an interactive discussion forum will be required each week. These sessions will be held Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM EDT (i.e. 3/6; 3/13; 3/20; 3/27; 4/3; 4/10; 4/17; and 4/24).

For additional information, please write or call Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director at the International Marian Research Institute/Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, (937) 229-4214 or (937) 229-4258 (FAX).

New Exhibit: The Scheufelen Collection

A closing event of U.D.'s Sesquicentennial Celebration will be an exhibit of religious art prints on loan from the collection of Ulrich Scheufelen, chairman of the European Art Paper Association. The exhibit is entitled From Barlach to Baselitz: Religious Print Art of the 20th Century. 75 pieces of signed print art from some of the world's most noted 20th-century artists will be on display Feb. 22-April 30 at the Roesch and Marian Library galleries and the Law School [all on the University of Dayton campus].

Dr. Sheufelen and Br. Raymond Fitz will host the opening reception at 7 PM on Thursday, February 22, at the Roesch Library gallery, which will be followed by a lecture on the art of Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault by Fr.Johann G. Roten.

The exhibit and lecture series is sponsored by the Roesch and Marian Libraries and by Mr. and Mrs. Burnell and Karen Roberts. During March and April, a series of lectures will be presented on the following topics in relation to the works on exhibit:

March 8 Giving Body to Inspiration: Printing Techniques and Expression by Professor Raymond L. Must from Wright State University

March 22 Giving Form to Feeling: Early 20th Century German Expressionism, an Overview by Dr. Carol A. Nathanson from Wright State University

April 5 Giving Context to Art: Expressionism and German Culture by Dr. Robert C. Conard from the University of Dayton

April 19 Balance of an Exhibit: Panel on Art and Christianity in 20th Century Expressionism with Dr. Roger J. Crum, M. Dominique Vasseur, Dr. Eugene B. Cantelupe, Rev. Joseph W. Goetz, Dr. Judith Huacuja-Pearson and Rev. Johann G. Roten.

Special events will be offered to enable viewing and meditating on Grieshaber's Stations of the Cross and Pechstein's Our Father.

Mary in the Secular Press

Commentary on Mary in various news articles from January 17 through February 7, 2001.

The director and editors of Mary Page under the auspices of the International Marian Research Institute do not necessarily endorse or agree with the events and ideas expressed in this feature. Our sole purpose is to report on items about Mary gleaned from a myriad of papers representing the secular press.

Additions to the Mary page web site

Our Mary Page web site is updated frequently. Please stop in again and see what's new. We've added answers to seven new questions submitted by our readers. Just click into "Your Questions" from our home page. The most recent postings are listed at the top. We've also added several foreign-language links to our instructions on praying the Rosary. To see these, go to FAQ from the home page and choose question #7. Also, we've posted reviews to several texts about the Virgin Mary: "Guadalupe, Mother of the New Creation" by Virgil Elizondo; "Mary is for Everyone: Essays on Mary and Ecumenism"; "The Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty" by John Saward; "The Virgin Mary in Recent Ecumenical Dialogues" by Jared Wick;"Ex Abundantia Cordis: a Study of the Cordimarian Spirituality of the Claretian Missionaries" by Jose Hernandez Martinez; "Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends , Meditations" by Vincenzina Krymow; "Mary and the Fathers of the Church" by Luigi Gambero; and "Lourdes, Body and Spirit in the Secular Age" by Ruth Harris. To find these reviews, select "Resources" from our home page and go to the Marian Book Reviews subsection. Titles are indexed by author's last name [or at the top under 'no author'].


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