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Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver is leading Duquesne University's new Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.Weaver, who formerly taught at Villanova University, is a former resident of the Altoona area.

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By Lou Kilzer
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Weaver has been appointed as director of Duquesne University's new Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which sponsors interdisciplinary research and teaching that engages Duquesne's Roman Catholic and Spiritan heritage. Spiritans sacrifice power, prestige and wealth to minister to the poor and disadvantaged.

Age: 42

Residence: Looking for a home in the Pittsburgh area

Family: Husband, Sean, and sons Jack, Nathan and Joseph

Background: Weaver grew up in Altoona and graduated from high school there. She taught for three years at Georgetown University and 11 years at Villanova University, where she also was director of the theology institute.

Education: Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University; master's in religion from Yale University; doctorate in theological ethics from the University of Chicago

Quote: "It's great to be back home, reacquainting myself with the city and also seeing all that is new. The Duquesne challenge is very exciting. I'll be surrounded by brilliant people doing a lot of important work."

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