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President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.


Bannan Institutes

Feb 26, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Marilynne Robinson | Grace in Shakespeare

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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

Marilynne Robinson is the author Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, Home, a companion to Gilead, won the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction and the 2009 Orange Prize for fiction.  Robinson is also the author of the modern classic Housekeeping (available in paperback from Picador), which won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  Robinson received a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award in 1990 and the prestigious Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts in 1998. She is also the author of four books of nonfiction, Mother Country, The Death of Adam (which was reissued by Picador in November 2005), Absence of Mind, and When I Was a Child I Read Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).  She did her undergraduate work at Pembroke College the former  women's college at Brown University, receiving her B.A., magna cum laude in 1966. She also received her  Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington in 1977.  She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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