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True Life? True God(s)? True Purpose?


March 16, 2016 at 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT


Chesterton House – Residence

Veritas Forum hosts university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life. Forums are composed of hundreds of university community members who desire to host, plan, and coordinate a Veritas Forum on their local campuses. Forums seek to inspire the shapers of tomorrow’s culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ.

In this Forum, two science professors from different faith backgrounds discuss their worldviews in the context of a pluralistic society. See Facebook event page here.

 About the Presenters:

 Dr. Ehsan Samei, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE is a tenured Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, where he also serves as the Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and the founding Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. Dr. Samei’s interests and expertise include x-ray imaging, theoretical imaging models, simulation methods, and experimental techniques in medical image formation, analysis, assessment, display, and perception. His current research includes methods to develop image quality and dose metrics that are clinically relevant and that can be used to design and utilize advanced imaging techniques towards precise interpretive and quantitative performance. He further has an active interest in bridging the gap between scientific scholarship and clinical practice, in the meaningful realization of translational research and in clinical processes that are informed by scientific evidence.

Dr. Sandip Tiwari is currently the Charles N. Mellowes Professor in Engineering and the director of USA’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network. His research has spanned the engineering and science of semiconductor electronics and optics, and has been honored with the Cledo Brunetti Award of the Institution of

Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur, the Young Scientist Award from Institute of Physics, and the Fellowships of American Physical Society and IEEE. Through National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) and in his personal life, he is also active in bringing broader education, openness and understanding and cooperation across this world.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Rosemary Avery, Department Chair of Policy Analysis & Management at Cornell.  A Cornell faculty member since 1988, her professional career has focused on child welfare policy as it relates to the impact of public policy on the experience of children in the foster care system. Dr. Avery has been the recipient of several awards for both her teaching and scholarship, including eleven Merrill Presidential Teacher Recognition Awards. 


Chesterton House Painting