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2018 World Catholicism Research Poster Presentation

On April 6, 2018, select undergraduates from Catholic Studies courses participated in an interactive poster session, presenting their research on the leadership of women in the Catholic Church around the world—this year's World Catholicism Week conference topic: "Daughters of Wisdom: Women and Leadership in the Global Church."

Rosemary Nyirumbe, SSHJ, and Melinda Roper, MM
LEFT: Rosemary Nyirumbe, SSHJ, one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2014 and director of St. Monica Girls' Tailoring Centre, serving girls formerly held captive by the Lord's Resistance Army. RIGHT: Melinda Roper, MM, past president of the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation and longtime missionary among Panama's mestizo and indigenous communities.

Three of our conference speakers—Agnes Brazal, Emilce Cuda, and MarySylvia Nwachukwu, DDL—were among the audience, and after the students' presentations, each offered their thoughts and comments, as respondents, on the students' research.

The presenters were those undergraduates whose research was evaluated by their professors as among the top in their courses. Following the presentation, the students were invited to join all of the speakers for the conference's opening dinner.​