A History of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

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Join us for an enlightening talk with local author and Whitehall’s own, Dr. Michael Rizzi! His new book is a comprehensive history of Jesuit higher education in the United States, weaving together the fascinating stories of over fifty colleges and universities that the Jesuits have operated since 1789. 

His presentation will explore how the colleges responded to common challenges including: anti-Catholic prejudice in the United States, the push from government authorities to modernize their curriculum, and the pull from Roman authorities to remain loyal to Catholic tradition. He’ll also speak about the role of Jesuit colleges in racial justice, women's education, and other civil rights issues. 

With Dr. Rizzi as your instructor, come trace the role of Catholics in the evolution of American higher education – and go straight to the head of the class! 

Signed copies will be available for $30.00. 

Bio: Dr. Michael Rizzi is Director of Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He holds degrees in education, political science, and government from the University of Pittsburgh and Georgetown University. He is the author of numerous articles on the history of education in the United States.