Centers of Excellence

Marywood University hosts three academic Centers of Excellence on campus; The Center for Law, Justice and Policy, The Living City Lab, and The Mother Theresa Maxis, IHM Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. Each center provides students with the tools and resources to excel in their academic endeavors, fostering a dynamic environment where they can engage deeply with their respective fields of study and make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond.

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Center for Law, Justice, and Policy

The Center for Law, Justice and Policy focuses on enriching undergraduate education through research collaboration and community outreach. Our mission is to integrate students into a network of legal professionals and advocates from the start of their undergraduate career. By emphasizing innovative legal studies and real-world applications, we advance justice and policy, equipping students for significant societal contributions.

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Center for the Living City

The Living City Lab at Marywood University, located in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, is a co-created space for experiential learning, where students address global challenges on a local scale. It consists of three key components: education, projects, and networking

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Mother Theresa Maxis, IHM Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

The Association of American Colleges and Universities(AAC&U) is partnering with higher education institutions to develop Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers, including Marywood University's, to prepare the next generation of strategic leaders and critical thinkers to promote racial healing and to catalyze efforts to address current inequities grounded in notions of a racial hierarchy. As a national, community-based initiative, the TRHT effort seeks to address the historical and contemporary effects of race and racism within our communities. Each TRHT Campus Center prioritizes expansive, community-based healing activities that seek to change collective community narratives and broaden the understanding of our diverse experiences.

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