Ave Maria is a Catholic University and a Town of the same name, both founded by Tom Monahan, former President/CEO and founder of the Domino´s Pizza chain, and sustained by him together with an important number of donors. More than $400 million dollars have been invested in the total project since its beginnings as Ave Maria College in 1998.
Monaghan, who is still Chairman of the University, was raised in a Catholic orphanage, making him a classic rags-to-riches story. Located at the southern end of Florida, Ave Maria is a unique place. Its development, even if it came at a slow pace at first, has been constant. While today is already one of the fastest growing new Universities in the US and a very ambitious and successful educational and lifestyle project.
Most of the people in Ave Maria are retired, work at Ave Maria University or commute to jobs in Naples, 45 minutes away. The community is surrounded by small towns – its closest neighbor being Immokalee, a community of about 20,000 people, most of them Hispanic-
In 2013, the religious order Mother Teresa founded in Calcutta, the Missionaries of Charity, granted the University official permission to establish the “Mother Teresa Project at Ave Maria University,” the first-of- its-kind in the world . No college campus in America has a program of study and service which honors this Nobel Peace Prize winner whom many believe was the most beloved individual of the 20th century.
At a time when the world is rife with violence and riven with division among the world’s religions, the goal of the Mother Teresa Project is to produce graduates of Ave Maria University who will spread her compassion and teachings to a new generation of Americans who know little about this saintly woman, and in the process, spread peace in the same manner as she did – one person at a time. (From the AMU website)
Tuesday April 26th, 4 PM, the University Library: “SIMPLICITY AS A PATH TO THE CORRECT RESULT” (AVE MARIA, FLORIDA)
Lecture by Ignacio Alperin at Ave Maria University.
The lecture will include most of the following topics:
– Universal simplicity: The scientific view (Einstein/Gell-Mann/Newton/Hawking)
– Simplicity = Beauty = Elegance?
– The role of architecture in the business universe
– The business universe: The Facebook example
– The mathematician´s trick
– Building consensus
– A matter of communication
– Nothing we imagine is absolute, yet it may still work!
– The “simple” truth
Until next time!
©2016 by Ignacio Alperin Bruvera