The 6th Annual St. Photios the Great Faith and Learning Symposium, sponsored by the Office of Vocation and Ministry at Hellenic College, will take place this Saturday, February 26, 2011, in the Reading Room of the Library on the college campus in Brookline, MA. This year the theme is "Faith and Science." This event annually brings together Orthodox Christian college students from nearby schools to join in fellowship and exploring the relationship of their faith with various aspects of society. Anyone wishing to learn more can contact the OVM office at 617-850-1312, text 657-888-4688, or email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
8 am Orthros and Divine Liturgy in Holy Cross Chapel
10:30 am Brunch
11 am Faith and Learning Symposium
4 pm Reception
5 pm Great Vespers in Holy Cross Chapel
This year three Orthodox Christian academics will present at the Symposium.
Dr. Daniel Buxhoeveden from the University of South Carolina is the founder and director of the Religion and Science Initiative at the University of South Carolina. He has a JD from Loyola University and a PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Chicago. He is interested in the micro-organization of the cortex and how this can be applied to comparative neuroscience, medicine and brain evolution. He has a particular interest in knowledge and its limits in science and technology and how that affects the dialogue between the two.
Dr. Bruce Foltz of Eckerd College, who has a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, draws on the history of philosophy (especially ancient Greek, Byzantine and Russian philosophy) and contemporary European methodologies in both his teachig and his writing to address issues in environmental philosophy and the philosophy of religion. He has published articles on Heidegger, Russian and Byzanitne philosophy, mysticism and the philosophy of the natural environment. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and directs the Senior Honors Program at Eckerd College.
Dr. Terry Orr-Weaver, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received her PhD in biological chemistry from Harvard University. She was appointed a senior advisor of The Genetics Society of America in 2008. Through investigating the mechanisms that control the sequence of events during which a cell duplicates its DNA and divides in two, Dr. Orr-Weaver's lab has illuminated fundamental aspects of this process (the cell cycle) and shed new light on a broad range of diseases caused by breakdowns in cell division, including cancer and certain birth defects.
As usual, the program promises to be a stimulating experience, allowing participants to think constructively about how their faith, their lives and their environment can and do co-exist.
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