The Institute of Catholic Studies and the Breen Family Catholic Lecture Series are presenting "American Catholics and their Universities: Catholic and American Responsibilities" on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will feature David O'Brien, Ph.D., university professor of faith and culture, University of Dayton and professor emeritus of history, College of the Holy Cross. O'Brien is professor emeritus of history and formerly the Loyola professor of Roman Catholic studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. He specializes in Catholic social and political thought, the history of American Catholicism, and religion and politics. He frequently provides expert commentary for the media. He has written six books on the history of American Catholicism and has served as President of the American Catholic Historical Association. He was also awarded the University of Dayton's Marianist Award for Distinguished Service to Catholic Intellectual Life in 2006. The lecture will take place in the LSC Conference Room of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Paul V. Murphy, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Catholic Studies at 216.397.4558.