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Le Moyne College Hosts Interreligious Talk on Love

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Is it an emotion, an experience or an illusory ideal? And, what does love have to do with our wellbeing?

David McCallum, S.J., and Catherine Landis will speak from their respective Catholic/Jesuit and Buddhist traditions on the nature of love on Monday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel at Le Moyne College. This evening will surely deepen our understanding and appreciation of the complicated and sometimes misunderstood phenomenon of love.

Catherine Landis is a doctoral candidate in ecology at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where her research focuses on the ecological history of Onondaga Lake. For two years, she was a National Science Foundation Teaching Fellow, partnering with teachers in area high schools to share scientific literacy with students. An avid naturalist, her professional interests concern the merging of people and place, social mores and ecological literacy. She is the treasurer of Syracuse University’s Student Buddhist Association and leads the Healthy Monday meditation at Hendricks Chapel.

David McCallum, S.J., is the special assistant to the president for strategic development, mission and identity at Le Moyne College, and a faculty member in the Division of Management. He was ordained in 2001, and took his final vows as a member of the Society of Jesus in 2010. Prior to returning to Le Moyne, Father McCallum served as associate pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish in Oceanside, N.Y., and on the staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, N.Y. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Le Moyne and his doctorate in education from Columbia University.

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Wellness Week at Le Moyne College, which will run from Feb. 14 – 18 and is sponsored by the College’s Wellness Center for Health and Counseling. For more information, call (315) 445-4195.

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posted on: 2/2/2011