The Newman Lecture series was established to address the college community on topics of interest. The series is named for John Henry Cardinal Newman, a nineteenth century English theologian and scholar. Cardinal Newman represented the best in Roman Catholic scholarship, which is the reason why Catholic centers and clubs on so many college campuses are named for him. He began his career as an Anglican priest and a professor at Oxford University. He later became Roman Catholic and was elevated to the rank of Cardinal in the Catholic Church. In the spirit of Cardinal Newman, UMass Dartmouth CCM seeks to make a contribution to the intellectual life of the campus through this lecture series.