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The Vatican in the World Today


Wednesday, September 13, 1995

William A. Wilson, first U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

The National Gallery of Art in the 21st Century


Monday, May 15, 1995

Earl A. Powell, III, director of the National Gallery of Art

Deeply Superficial


Thursday, May 11, 1995

Robert Colacello, former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and special correspondent for Vanity Fair

In Search of Graham Greene


Thursday, March 2, 1995

Norman Sherry, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Trinity University

Labyrinth: Medieval Studies and Humanities in the 21st Century


Wednesday, February 15, 1995

Dr. Martin J. Irvine, Associate Professor of English, Georgetown University, and Dr. Deborah Everhart, Humanities Computing Specialist at the Academic Computer Center, Georgetown University

Kim Philby: An Inquiry into the Spy Case of the Century


Thursday, November 17, 1994

Panel discussion

Wines of the (NY) Times: Backstage with Frank Prial


Monday, November 7, 1994

Frank Prial, columnist and wine critic for the New York Times

Shakespeare: Script and Performance


Monday, October 3, 1994

Michael Collins, Dean of the School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University

Communication: A Key to Georgetown's Future


Saturday, October 1, 1994

Monsignor Andrew Joseph McGowan

Two Millionth Volume Celebration


Wednesday, May 4, 1994

Speaker: Mario Vargas Llosa, Distinguished Writer in Residence, School of Languages and Linguistics, on "The Paradise of Books"

From the Program:

The libraries of Georgetown University trace their foundation to 1796, when for the first time books were marked "for the use of the College." In the following century the stock of the College library was combed to provide nuclei of appropriate volumes for new and separate libraries when the medical and law faculties were established. Today the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, the John Vinton Dahlgren Library, and the Edward Bennet Williams Law Library provide the intellectual resources and access to information demanded by a student population numbering nearly 12,000.

The libraries' two millionth printed item (reproduced above), a broadside printed in New York, appropriately dates from 1789, the year Georgetown University was founded. The broadside announces, with reverberations that linger to our day, the proclamation of the first Thanksgiving Day by a chief executive of the United States of America. Washington's choice of the fourth Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving, recognizing that it "is the Duty of all Nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty GOD, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his Protection and Favor," established not only the date we celebrate today, but the essential link between God's will and the fruits of man's rational government of his own affairs.

The George Washington Thanksgiving broadside is the gift of Mr. Marshall B. Coyne, LHD '90.

Magical Undersea World


Thursday, April 7, 1994

Ruth Petzold

Napoleon on St. Helena: Exile and Death--Or Was It Murder?


Tuesday, March 1, 1994

Honorable Andrew H. Steigman, Assistant Dean and Deputy Director, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Art and Politics of Cartooning


Thursday, October 28, 1993

Eric McAllister Smith, editorial cartoonist and columnist

Medical Concepts and Controversies That Affect Your Health


Thursday, June 3, 1993

Jerry M. Earll, M.D., Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Georgetown University

Russia During and After the Coup


Thursday, February 25, 1993

Paul Quinn-Judge, Washington and formerly Moscow correspondent for the Boston Globe

It's Tough to Be First: John Gilmary Shea and the Writing of American Catholic History


Friday, October 16, 1992

Reverend Gerald A. Fogarty, S.J., University of Virginia

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