Lectures & Fellowships

STM’s Fellowships and Lectures provide opportunities for students to engage with distinguished individuals in their respective fields in a religious dialogue on issues of art, culture, science and law.


Fall 2020 Lecture Series

Sunday, Septemb
er 13th @ 6pm
Atlantic Journalist Emma Green
 Trump and a Prayer at the Ballot Box: How Catholic Voters May Swing the 2020 Election

Sunday, September 20th @ 6pm
Sr. Jerilyn Hunihan
Signs of Hope: Art and Faith Inside Prison

Sunday, October 4th @ 6pm
Fr. Patrick J. Ryan, S.J.
The Call to Jihad and the Lure of Prosperity: Polarities in Contemporary Islam and Christianity in Africa

Sunday, October 18th @ 6pm
Kathleen Grimes, Ph.D.
Kathleen Grimes, PhD, is an expert on Christian ethics and their bearing on racism,
white supremacy, sex, gender and the environment. Topic: TBD

Sunday, November 1st @ 6pm
Teresa Berger Ph.D.
Teresa Berger , Ph.D. teaches at Yale in the fields of liturgical studies and Catholic theology. 
Her scholarly interests have turned her attention questions of liturgy and creation.  Topic: TBD


More House Lecture

The first More House Lecture was given in 1962 by theologian Fr. John Courtney Murray, S.J. His talk was entitled “On the Problem of God.” Today, the More House Lecture continues to bring lecturers to STM who are engaged in the creation—and teaching—of Catholic theology.

The Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science

The Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science was established in 2001 and is made possible by the vision and generosity of the late Thomas E. Golden, Jr. '51 BE, '52 M. Eng. An underlying question informing the Fellowship, and posed to us by the donor himself, is "Can 21st century science brings us closer to God?" Mr. Golden, a civil engineer by training at Yale, was fascinated by the interplay, tensions and harmonies of science and faith.

The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion & Law

The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion & Law was established to advance the Catholic intellectual program at Saint Thomas More in the area of religion and the law. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of The Lehrman Institute, in recognition of Hon. Guido Calabresi '53, '58 LL.B., former Dean of Yale Law School and member of the Saint Thomas More Board of Trustees.

The Fay Vincent, Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Culture

Francis (Fay) T. Vincent, Jr. '63 LL.B, established the Fellowship in Catholic Faith & Culture in memory of his father, Francis (Fay) T. Vincent '31 who graduated six years before Saint Thomas More Chapel was built. Modeled after the Chubb Fellowship at Yale, the Fay Vincent, Jr. Fellowship for Catholic Faith & Culture allows for a person of national or international recognition to spend a day at Yale, meeting with students during the informal moments of the day and over meals. The visit culminates with a lecture open to the whole university community.

The Reverend Robert L. Beloin Lecture on Contemporary Theology

This lecture is named in memory of Rev. Robert L. Beloin, 7th Catholic Chaplain at Yale University, who dramatically expanded Catholic life on Yale’s campus, built the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center, and created opportunities for faith-based innovations to address pressing social challenges.

The Jeanie Graustein Lecture on Environmental Justice

The Jeanie Graustein Lecture on Environmental Justice honors Jeanie Graustein ‘95 M.Div., who was Environmental Justice Ministry Coordinator, within The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Her programs taught about caring for God’s creation from a Catholic perspective and the many interconnections that arise from protecting life and health. The lecture honors her lifelong passion and service in the effort of Catholic social and environmental justice.

Mary Field and Vincent DeP Goubeau Lectures on Women's Contribution
to Church & Society

This lecture intends to explore the contributions of women in church and society. It has welcomed such distinguished guests as Kerry Robinson, Executive Director for the Leadership Roundtable; Elizabeth Dryer, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective; and Maura Ryan, Associate Professor of Theology, Notre Dame University.

The Reverend Michael Gosselin Lecture in Poetry & Faith

Named in memory of a beloved former Catholic Chaplain at Yale, this annual lecture explores the intersection of poetry and faith that was a particular interest of Fr. Gosselin.

The Reverend Richard R. Russell Lecture 

This lecture is named in memory of  Rev. Richard R. Russell, honoring Fr. Russell’s twenty-five years of extraordinary service as Catholic Chaplain at Yale. The Russell Lecture is a bi-annual lectureship dedicated to advancing Catholic intellectual excellence on Yale’s campus. 

The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize
For Excellence In Journalism, Arts & Letters

The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters honors young writers who demonstrate integrity and the promise of future achievement in their works. The prize was established in 2014 as a joint initiative of Saint Thomas More Chapel & Center at Yale and America Media.