The pursuit of wisdom

The pursuit of wisdom is the foundational ideal of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, an educational program animated by the spirit of Blessed John Henry Newman.  Cardinal Newman’s own pursuit of wisdom led him to see that true liberal education, liberal in the sense that it frees us from error and falsehood, has “almost the beauty and harmony of heavenly contemplation, so intimate is it with the eternal order of things.” The Institute promotes this education by offering integrated college courses in the Humanities. In exposing students to what is most noble and edifying in our common heritage, the Institute hopes to reach hearts and minds that have grown cold to the reality of the true, the good, and the beautiful.


Fall 2018 Course Registration now open

The Newman Institute offers a selection of undergraduate, accredited humanities course taught at the Newman Center. In these courses, college students have the opportunity to wrestle with some of the primary questions of human existence: What is life’s purpose and meaning? How should we live? What should we love?

Reborn in wonder Lecture Series

The Newman Institute hosts four lectures each fall semester at the Newman Center. These lectures are intended to reflect the mission of the Institute and to engage the public academically, spiritually and culturally. Check back soon for the fall 2018 lineup.