February 5, 2015 – The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College will bring renowned experts to campus for two public lectures on medical ethics during the spring semester.  

Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy, the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will deliver the 2015 Saint André Bessette Lecture, titled “Dignity, Vulnerability, and the Care of the Patient,” at 4 p.m. on March 12 in the Burke Auditorium. 

Dr. Shelley Burtt, Executive Director of the Camphill Foundation, is the keynote speaker of the 2015 King’s/Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. She will discuss “The Politics of Caregiving in America: The Challenge of Camphill’s Model of Inclusive Care,” at 7 p.m. on April 13 in the Burke Auditorium. 

Saint André Bessette, the first Holy Cross Congregation member to attain sainthood, was known as a healer for his devotion to the sick and afflicted. The King’s College Student Health Center, André Hall, is named in his honor. 

The Women’s and Gender Studies Conference is a joint venture coordinated by Wilkes University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and King’s College’s Women’s Studies Program. The conference theme is “Women and Work.” Presentations on gender studies research projects, panel discussions, and performance art will be held on April 14-15 at King’s College. 

The Camphill Foundation provides grants and loans to more than 100 communities throughout the United States and abroad, supporting projects to enrich the quality of life of people with learning disabilities. 

The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689.

Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy

Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy