Kendall Lecture Series: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

October 2018


Stritch’s Kendall Lecture Series welcomed Dr. Lucy Kalanithi in October 2018 for a discussion of "When Breath Becomes Air," written by her late husband Dr. Paul Kalanithi.

The New York Times bestseller is Dr. Paul Kalanithi's memoir that details his life and fight against stage IV metastatic lung cancer, which was diagnosed when he was a neurological surgery resident at Stanford University. 

In the days leading up to the lecture, the Cardinal Stritch University community featured several other sessions focused on the 2018-19 Franciscan value of the year: showing compassion:

* “A Judicial Perspective on Compassion,” with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Carl Ashley

* “This is What Compassion Sounds Like,” featuring student presentations

* “Compassion Through the Lens of a Nurse and Educator,” with Stritch Nursing professor Julie Lepianka

The Kendall Lecture Series was established through the philanthropy of Nancy, ’87, and Lee, ’88 (H), Kendall to honor the liberal arts tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. The purpose is to underwrite speakers of national prominence to Cardinal Stritch University. Speakers are selected based on their ability to encourage meaningful intellectual discussion among students and the broader Milwaukee community.

Photos by Zak Eden