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Cushing Lecture Series Hosts Marquette Ethics Professor

The Ralph and Barbara Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series University of Detroit Mercy will host a talk on "The Gender Justice Revolution: How Feminism Builds Bridges Between Genders, Races, Sexual Orientations, Classes, and Nations" with Dr. Daniel C. Maguire, author and professor of moral theological ethics at Marquette University. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols campus.

Maguire has written 11 books, edited three anthologies and printed over 250 articles articles in publications such as The New York Times, Atlantic, USA Today, The Crisis: Journal of the NAACP, etc. His book, “The Moral Choice,” won "Best Scholarly Book of the Year, 1978; and the University of Notre Dame named Maguire one of the ten best teachers, 1983-1984.

This event is a part of the Ralph and Barbara Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series, in memory of George Pickering, a former UDM professor of Ethics. According to the Cushings, the lecture is, "intended for the intellectual enrichment of students, faculty, and the community." This event is free and sponsored by UDM's Religious Studies Department. A reception will follow.

Release date: March 28,2011

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 11th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" – 2012 edition.

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