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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Past Events at Chesterton House

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 7

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

The Priest Who Fathered the Big Bang--POSTPONED

St. Albert the Great Forum

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

105 Space Sciences
Public Lecture

Georges Lemaitre was a Belgian mathematician, physicist and Catholic priest who conceived the Big Bang model for the origin of the cosmos. Historical research over the past decade has not only shown how central was Lemaitre’s role in the early 20th century search for cosmic origins, but also illuminates the unique difficulties Lemaitre faced in defending his scientific model in view of his very public profession as priest. I will use this fascinating piece of 20th century scientific history to provide a perspective on the present day polemics regarding the interaction of science and religion.

This lecture is part of the St. Albert the Great Forum, co-sponsored with the Cornell Catholic Community. 

Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science. He has done astrophysical and planetary research for more than 30 years and has been involved in a number of NASA missions, including Cassini to Saturn and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Dr. Lunine earned a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. He is author of two textbooks and co-editor of a book, “Frontiers of Astrobiology” (Cambridge, 2012), based on a Study Week on Astrobiology held by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City, in 2009.

He is a co-founder of the The Society of Catholic Scientists.

 

 

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 6

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 5

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

Beyond Colorblind?

Racial Identity, Faith & Reconciliation

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Uris Hall Auditorium (G01)
Public Lecture

This year's Veritas Forum will feature Dr. Andra Gillespie of Emory University.

Gillespie, who has degrees from UVA and Yale, is an expert on African American Politics, particularly the politics of the post-Civil Rights generation of leadership.

Brave New Atlantis: Rediscovering Humanity in the Post-Genomic Era

Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD; Spring Beimfohr Lecture

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

8:00 pm

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall; Cornell University
Public Lecture
 
LIVESTREAM LINK HERE!
In the short decade and a half since scientists decoded the first human genome, there has been an explosion of biotechnological discoveries that may fundamentally change how we think about biology, humanity, and even life itself. We are seeing the beginning of synthetic biology, where one day, printing life may be as easy as typing on a computer and pressing enter. We can now read the entire genome of the baby even while in the womb through a simple blood draw. Genome editing is the latest hot topic as scientists, ethicists, and policy makers scramble to consider the implications. In this tumultuous time, is there a role for biblical faith to join in the conversation? If so, what wisdom can a thousands year old text, arguably the original book of life, teach us?

Dr. Cheng-Ho Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS, is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Oncology at Natera (NASDAQ: NTRA), where he is leading the development of new diagnostic technologies for cancer. Prior to this, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH as well as working on pioneering research at Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis. He has published in top academic journals, such as Science, Nature, and Cell, and has been featured in media outlets, such as New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Washington Post, and the Financial Times.

 

Dr. Lin's TED Talk can be viewed here.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 4

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

Where Faith Meets Justice

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Uris G01, Cornell University
Partner Event, Public Lecture

Speaker: Liz West

International Justice Mission's Senior Program Manager of Justice Operations.

Jubilee Conference

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Pittsburgh, PA
Conference

“There is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” ― Abraham Kuyper

The Jubilee Conference is about living faithfully in every area of life. For over 40 years, thousands of college students have been invited to Pittsburgh to talk, learn, think, and dream about the public implications of their personal transformation. Whether you’re interested in engineering and science or art and music, law and politics or medicine and mission, justice and families or college life and the years to come, Jubilee will have someone speaking about what it means to be involved in those places faithfully.

Chesterton House will be organizing a trip to Jubilee this February!

Jubilee takes place February 17-19, 2017. Follow this link to learn more: http://www.jubileeconference.com/

The Jubilee Conference is part of the mission of the Coalition for Christian Outreach.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 3

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

314 Anabel Taylor Hall
Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

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