“To Be Deep in History:” Newman on the Gift of Tradition
On Thurs, Feb. 8th, Collegium Institute and Penn Newman Community were honored to welcome Prof. Thomas Pfau (Duke) to present our 2nd Annual John Henry Newman Lecture. A recording of his lecture may be found below:
On Nov. 30th, 2017, the Magi Project welcomed Prof. Kenneth Miller (Brown) for their Fall Lecture. Prof. Miller spoke regarding the relationship between faith and science, with particular regard to evolution. Hear his reflections in the video below.
On November 30th, 2017, The Magi Project welcomed Prof. Ken Miller (Brown) to Penn for a lecture on God, Darwin, and the Cosmos: Is Faith Still Relevant in a Scientific World? He spoke on the relationship evolution and faith have in popular perception, as well as the ways in which they could be compatible. The full recording of his lecture can be heard below:
To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Prof. Carlos Eire (Yale) returned to Penn to provide a reflection on the lasting legacy of the Reformation. Listen below to hear some of his thoughts on the Reformation, its influence, and its commemoration through history.
Stay tuned for a video of the lecture and a personal interview with Prof. Eire about his recent book, Reformations (2016).
In June 2017, esteemed scientists across the academic disciplines joined Rev. Fr. Andrew Pinsent (Oxford University & Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion) in presentations on our place in the universe and the various methodological approaches we may take to answer such a question. Audio of their lectures can be hear in full on Collegium’s new playlist, Seeing Reality.
Lecturers include: Rev. Fr. Andrew Pinsent, Prof. Hans Halvorson (Princeton), Prof. Karin Öberg (Harvard), and Prof. Marie George (St. John’s University).
More information about the Magi Project: Religious Belief in the Era of Modern Astrophysics and recent initiatives,
Last year, Collegium and First Things invited Penn Alumni to a panel discussion on moralities and the markets. Presenters included Dr. David Skeel and Dr. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde of the University of Pennsylvania, Eric Cohen of the Tikvah Fund and First Things, and Dr. Atif Mian of Princeton University.
Here, Dr. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde writes of the Catholic perspective which he presented that night.
This new series in Medical Humanities is a monthly luncheon seminar that invites students across the healthcare community to engage with veteran practitioners and faculty on concrete, clinical issues that prompt more fundamental questions: what does it mean to heal? how does one measure wellness? how do doctors and nurses determine when their responsibility for making someone well is complete? How is the flourishing of patient and caregiver related — or not?
Reconsidering Newman’s Philosophy of Education Today
Penn Newman Catholic Center
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Dr. Don Briel, the Blessed John Henry Newman Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Mary, launched the Inaugural John Henry Newman Lecture, speaking and answering questions at this first annual lecture marking the University of Pennsylvania as the site of the nation’s first Newman Club.
On February 17, 2016, alumnus and author Jason Trennert visited The Wharton School to give a talk for Collegium Institute on his book My Side of the Street: Why Flash Boys, Quants, and Masters of the Universe Don’t Represent the Real Wall Street. He also took some time to answer questions of the audience.