Niagara Gazette


September 24, 2012

Former student opens UN's Founder's Week discussing New Orleans service


Niagara Gazette — "The hallmark of Niagara's identity is service," Delaney said. "We're trying to connect the Vincentian heritage to the ways Niagara University is involved in service."

Events will take place throughout the week, with a Catholic mass scheduled for 11:10 a.m. today kicking the rest of the week off. There will be some serious programs and some not-so-serious ones, including a St. Vincent de Paul look-a-like contest and a convocation to award its Vincentian Service Award.

But the highlight of the week will be a presentation at 7 p.m. tonight, Delaney said. A free discussion about wealth distribution, open to the public, will provide attendees with several different viewpoints on a topic affecting much of this year's debate.

"We felt wealth distribution was such a hot topic to discuss, with the 99 percent and the 1 percent this year," he said. "We'll have (a member of) our history department, the sociology department, the business school and the philosophy department, who'll present views from their individual department's discipline. We'll look into how these different disciplines approach wealth distribution. We want to do more towards engaging intellectual discussions here to educate people."

The free program will be held in the Castellani Art Center.

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