Garaventa Center Initiatives | University of Portland

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 a biennial Holy Cross Pilgrimage.


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Beckman Humor Project

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

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Holy Cross Pilgrimage

Senior UP faculty walk in the footsteps of Blessed Basil Moreau

Learn more about the Holy Cross Pilgrimage