Mary T. Clark Lecture to Bring Alumna Back to Manhattanville


Mary T. Clark Lecture to Bring Alumna Back to Manhattanville

March 27, 2017 • Anonymous

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Alumna Mary Ellen Pohl Bork ’63 will return to campus on Wednesday, March 29 to serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Mary T. Clark Lecture hosted by the Manhattanville College Philosophy Department.

Bork’s talk “Finding a Place to Stand in an Age of Discontent” will serve as a tribute to the late Clark, who held strong beliefs in the importance of truth in work and thought.

Mary T. Clark, R.S.C.J., was a passionate and respected professor and scholar in the realm of philosophical thought. She served as the president of numerous national philosophical societies including the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

She also was an ever-present figure at Manhattanville College. She was a full-time faculty member for 44 years in the philosophy department, and chaired the department for 12 years. In 1997, members of the Class of 1957 established the Mary T. Clark RSCJ Chair in Christian Philosophy at the College in honor of the warden of their class. Today, Professor Siobhan Nash-Marshall carries the title honoring Clark.

“Mary Clark was and is a constant source of inspiration for me. She had a dream. We who share it remember that dream when we get together to honor her with what she loved best: the truth,” Nash-Marshall said.

The Mary T. Clark Lecture continues to recognize Clark’s outstanding mission and dedication that she gave to the College. The spring lecture also serves as a way to connect current students, alumni, and faculty to her outstanding work, as well as the work from those who were inspired by her.

The lecture will be held in Reid Castle and begin at 6 p.m.

School of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy DepartmentSiobhan Nash-MarshallMary T. Clark Lecture