Dr. James V. Maher, newly-named Chairman of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents and Provost Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Saint Vincent Seminary Scholarship Dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26th at LeMont in Pittsburgh.
In addition to Provost Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Maher is also the Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and Senior Science Advisor. He served as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor from July 1, 1994, to August 15, 2010, and has been a member of the faculty at the University for 40 years. A member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents since 1999, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Board in 2010, and Chairman of the Board in 2011.
Dr. Maher earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University. He is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
During his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Maher has served as director of the University’s Scaife Nuclear Physics Laboratory, as a longstanding resident fellow in the University’s Center for the Philosophy of Science, and as a visiting scientist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut in Groningen, the College de France in Paris, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. He serves on numerous national and local professional society committees and charitable boards, including the Carnegie Science Center Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of BioOne. He served as chair of the Council of Academic Affairs of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Dr. Maher and his wife, Angela, have two children and six grandchildren. They are members of Saint Bede Parish in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
The Saint Vincent Seminary Scholarship Dinner helps to raise money for and awareness of the Seminary’s more than 60 scholarships, which are used to assist seminarians in need, from dioceses throughout the country, to attend Saint Vincent Seminary.
Cost of the dinner is $100 per person. A table of 8 may be reserved in advance for $700.
For more information about the dinner, contact Lisa Poole in the Seminary Events Office at 724-805-2901. Online registration is now available by visiting the Seminary section of http://www.stvincentstore.com.