Monday, February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation inspired response by a Seton Hall faculty member who is also a priest
In response to Monday's announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would resign at the end of February, Msgr. John A. Radano, of Seton Hall University's School of Theology made a statement expressing both surprise and gratitude: Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation: an initial reaction The news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation came as a surprise. The first reaction to this announcement is to express a word of deep gratitude to the Holy Father for his eight years of service to the Catholic Church as Bishop of Rome. He brought to that work his great expertise as a theologian, his deep concern for the pastoral needs of people, and a sense of ecumenical responsibility for seeking the unity of divided Christians, and building bridges of understanding …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jennifer Egan will be featured author at Poetry-In-The-Round on Jan. 23.
Wednesday, January 16
The following information is from Seton Hall University: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of A Visit from the Goon Squad, will be the featured author for Seton Hall University’s Poetry-In-The-Round on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite in the University Center at 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ. In addition to being awarded the Pulitzer, A Visit from the Goon Squad won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction, was nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction and for the Pen/Faulkner award, and was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Egan is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. …
Monday, December 12, 2011
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez gave a lecture at Seton Hall University's Jubliee Hall Auditorium regarding Jewish-Christian relations and racism.
United States Sen, Robert Menendez (D-NJ) visited Seton Hall University on Sunday afternoon to give a lecture in which he expressed concern about growing anti-Semitism and racism. The lecture was part of the Sister Rose Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies. Speaking in front of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, students and faculty members, Menendez spoke of the importance of Holocaust education, interfaith dialogue and the legacy of the late Sister Rose Thering. Menendez, who was born to immigrant parents in Union City in 1954 and raised Catholic, recalled watching Sister Rose’s career from afar and credited her with inspiring much of his work as a legislator. He called Rose “a luminary, an incredible asset to the…
Friday, December 9, 2011
The senior senator from New Jersey will speak as part of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will be coming to Seton Hall University on Sunday to be the featured speaker of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series. The series is part of the Sister Rose Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies. This will be the first lecture of the series and will be held at Jubilee Hall at 2 p.m. Senator Menendez will address The Legacy of Sister Rose. Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf, a trustee of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, endowed the lecture series that bears her name in 2009. Her vision for the series is to present meaningful speakers and programs that will further the work of the late Sister Rose, whose lifelong efforts built important bridges of understanding, compassion and trust between Jews and …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Larry Dell's mixed media sculpture is on display at Seton Hall University.
Larry Dell says that the artwork now on display at Seton Hall, wasn’t one he chose. “This is a subject that chose me,” he explains, when he learned, at age 59, that he had been adopted as a child, his biological parents unknown. The work is part of windows@walsh 4.0, on display until September, and featuring the work of Gianluca Bianchino, Dell, Vandana Jain, Lester Johnson, Lori Merhige and Lorena La Grassa. The fourth annual invitational show of site-specific artwork is curated by Jeanne Brasile. Dell, who has written for Patch on the subject, explains that, “as told by my mother the story of my birth went like this: "The summer I was born, 1948, was one of the hottest on record, and August the hottest month. August 18, the day I was …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
‘There are a lot of people who need to hear this story.’
The Hoboken International Film Festival premiered “After the Fire,” a documentary on the Seton Hall University fire and the friendship that grew between two young men in the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center as they fought arduously to heal. About 150 attended the premiere on Wednesday night, including the victims and families of the students who died: Aaron Karol, John Giunta and Frank Caltabilota. “It was a good movie,” said Gina Caltabilota, Frank’s sister. “But I lived through all of it, so it brought up a lot of emotions.” Shawn Simons, whose recovery from devastating burns was a focal point of the film, saw the film for the first time. “I am just in awe right now,” he said afterward. “It sparked a lot of memories, but I feel…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Documentary film tells 'A True Story of Heroes & Cowards' of the Seton Hall University fire.
“After the Fire,” a documentary film that follows the story of Seton Hall University burn survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, will premiere this week at the Hoboken International Film Festival. The film is expected to bring together the survivors, medical team, journalists, families and investigators whose lives remain entwined in the 11 years since an early-morning fire killed three students and injured 58 in a freshmen dorm in South Orange. “It’s with me everyday, there’s no doubt about it,” said Matt Rainey, a former Star Ledger photographer who won the newspaper’s first Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the men's recovery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. More than 400 of his images are used throughout the moving …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Seton Hall presents donation to help rebuild Chile.
Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda, rescued after 69 days under the earth, has begun a charity to help rebuild Chile. On Thursday, his efforts brought him to Seton Hall University, where he met with students, clad in his signature poncho and carrying his miner's helmet. Appearing with the Consul General of Chile, the Honorable Julio Fiol, and via Skype, Dr. Jean-Christophe Romagnoli, Sepulveda accepted a donation from the university on behalf of Miner’s Miracle, an organization that aids those who were affected by last year’s Chilean earthquake. Founded by Sepulveda, the organization will soon turn attention to aiding survivors of the recent earthquake in Japan. Dubbed “Super Mario,” for his effusive personality and comfort in front of the …