The Catholic University of America


Fall 2017 Department Events

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Second Annual Bellet Lecture will be delivered by David G.K. Taylor, Associate Professor of Aramaic and Syriac, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

Lecture Title: "The Purgatorial River of Fire in Sixth-Century Syriac Theology."

Location: Keane Auditorium (McGivney 106), CUA campus.

Reception immediately following in McGivney Hall foyer, 1st floor.

Free and open to the public. To request disability accomodations, contact or 202-319-5084

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Public Lecture


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Department Reception

This annual reception opens the academic year for the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures.

It will take place in the May Gallery of Mullen Library on Wednesday, September 6, 5pm to 7pm.

Light refreshments and Middle Eastern pastries will be served.