Garaventa Center Initiatives

In addition to inviting renowned speakers and artists to campus, the Garaventa Center explores Catholic intellectual life and American culture through two additional initiatives: the Beckman Humor Project and Student Leadership Development Grants.


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Beckman Humor Project

Harnessing humor as a creative way to puncture arrogance and outwit violence

Learn more about the Beckman Humor Project

UP Student Leaders

Student Leadership Development Grants

For student proposals contributing to the Catholic intellectual life and sacramental imagination at UP

Learn more about student leadership development grants


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