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Delving more deeply within disciplines

Centers and Institutes

Focused Exploration, Deep Learning

The Centers and Institutes of the College of Arts and Sciences explore and expand upon certain academic disciplines within the College.

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Center for Irish Studies

The Center for Irish Studies advances teaching and scholarship in Irish studies for students, faculty and friends of the university through its publications, instruction and public programs. One aspect of this devotion to Irish culture, literature and the arts can be found in the widely-recognized New Hibernia Review.

Center for Irish Studies

Academic Centers

Center for Applied Mathematics

This endowed center is designed to increase student awareness of the applications of applied mathematics via student research, seminars/colloquia, and projects with industrial partners.

Center for Applied Mathematics

Center for Writing

Individualized and ongoing support to become a better writer, communicate more clearly, and think critically throughout the planning, drafting, and writing process.

Center for Writing

Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC)

Supports student learning in mathematics through free drop-in peer tutoring. The MaRC is also headquarters for the Math Placement Exam for undergraduates.

Mathematics Resource Center (MaRC)
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Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies

The Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies is dedicated to a scholar-practitioner approach to cultivating interfaith leadership that promotes basic (inter)religious literacy through lived encounter with people, communities and ideas, and provides opportunities to wrestle constructively with our growing religious diversity.

Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies

Center for Catholic Studies

Internationally recognized for its distinctly integrated, interdisciplinary approach to academic work, the Center for Catholic Studies engages others in a Christ-centered exploration of 2,000 years of thought and culture to find deeper understanding of the common good in the contemporary world.


Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership

Provides leadership formation beyond traditional skill-building, using an organic and collaborative model of Catholic leadership, as well as thoughtful analysis concerning what it means to be a Catholic leader in our modern society.

Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership

Terrence J. Murphy Institute

In partnership with the School of Law, the Murphy Institute works to engage the church, the academic community and the public in rigorous discussions that bring historical and contemporary Catholic perspectives to bear on debates about law and public policy.

Terrence J. Murphy Institute

John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

Seeks to deepen the integration of faith and work, guided by the rich theological and philosophical resources of the Catholic tradition, by examining the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice.

John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought