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Faith In Fossils?

Reflections of a Penn Paleontologist

On February 5, 2014, Dr. Peter Dodson collaborated with the Collegium Institute to share his reflections on theology and science.

Dr. Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-editor of The Dinosauria, a definitive scholarly resource, and the author or co-author of more than one hundred academic papers and books, including The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton, 1996). A research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Religion and Science, Dodson has taught a broad range of course in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies for more than three decades at Penn. In 2011 he received a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

 

Silent Music: St. Cecilia as Model of Contemplation

A Penn Year of Sound Panel
  • Date and time: Thursday February 27th, 5:00 pm
  • Location:  102 Music Building (201 S. 34th St)

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Thomas Connolly, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Mourning into Joy: Music, Raphael, and St. Cecilia (Yale, 1995)

DISCUSSANT:

Ann Moyer, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Musica Scientia: Musical Scholarship in the Italian Renaissance (Cornell, 1992)

Cosponsors: Department of Music, Department of History, Medievalists @ Penn, and a Penn Year of Sound (YoS) grant

Please find a PDF of our event poster here.

New Events for Spring 2014!

Penn Year of Sound Panel:
“Silent Music: St. Cecilia as Model of Contemplation”
  • Date and time: Thursday February 27th, 5:00 pm
  • Location:  102 Music Building (201 S. 34th St)

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Thomas Connolly, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Mourning into Joy: Music, Raphael, and St. Cecilia (Yale, 1995)

DISCUSSANT:

Ann Moyer, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Musica Scientia: Musical Scholarship in the Italian Renaissance (Cornell, 1992)

Cosponsors: Department of Music, Department of History, Medievalists @ Penn, and a Penn Year of Sound (YoS) grant


CI’s Inaugural Anscombe Lecture in Ethics
“Acting Well: The Philosophy and Psychology of Virtue”
  • Date and time: Wednesday March 19th, 5:00 pm
  • Location: TBD

FEATURED SPEAKER:

John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, and Director of the Center for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews

 


“The Meaning of Beauty”
  • Date and time: Tuesday March 25th, 7:00 pm
  • Location: TBD

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, Williams College

 Copsonsored by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute


CI’s Inaugural Humanities Forum: “Learning without Irony”
  • Date and time: Thursday April 10th, 5:00 pm
  • Location: TBD

“In Praise of Seriousness”

by Dr. Christy Wampole, Assistant Professor

of French and Italian, Princeton University

“The Pedagogy of Piety”

by Dr. R.R. Reno, Editor, First Things

Prof. Peter Dodson Tonight!

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Faith in Fossils?
Theological Reflections of a Penn Paleontologist
Date: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Terrace Room, Cohen Hall

Dr. Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is co-editor of The Dinosauria, a definitive scholarly resource, and the author or co-author of more than one hundred academic papers and books, including The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton, 1996).  A research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Religion and Science, Dodson has taught a broad range of course in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies for more than three decades at Penn.  In 2011 he received a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Cosponsored by 
Penn Jews and Muslims, Dialoguing in Abraham’s Tent, Penn InterVarsity, the Whitefield Society, the Veritas Forum, and Penn Newman Center, and the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS)
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For more information, please visit: www.collegiuminstitute.org
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Please find a PDF of our event poster here.

Faith in Fossils?

Theological Reflections of a Penn Paleontologist
Date: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Terrace Room, Cohen Hall

Dr. Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is co-editor of The Dinosauria, a definitive scholarly resource, and the author or co-author of more than one hundred academic papers and books, including The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton, 1996).  A research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Religion and Science, Dodson has taught a broad range of course in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies for more than three decades at Penn.  In 2011 he received a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

Cosponsored by 
Penn Jews and Muslims, Dialoguing in Abraham’s Tent, Penn InterVarsity, the Whitefield Society, the Veritas Forum, and Penn Newman Center
For more information, please visit: www.collegiuminstitute.org
Please find a PDF of our event poster here.

The Renaissance Latin Workshop at Penn

Time: Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Place: College Hall, 319B

The Latin language is a passport to the culture of the Renaissance. It was the primary medium for the transmission of learning until that period, and remained so for centuries afterward.

This workshop convenes graduate students and scholars of the Penn community to translate significant Renaissance texts whose language conceals them from most modern audiences. We meet weekly in an informal, convivial setting to build our skills of translation and paleography and to enjoy reading post-classical Latin texts together. The workshop is moderated by History Professor Ann Moyer, Director Emerita of the Renaissance Society of America.

Please contact Dan Cheely (cheelyjm@sas.upenn.edu) if you would like to receive announcements for the group.

Catholic Economics? Capitalism, Solidarity, and Catholic Social Thought

On November 14, 2013, the Collegium Institute hosted an afternoon panel discussion on capitalism, solidarity, and modern Catholic social thought at the University of Pennsylvania.  Our featured speaker was Dr. Maciej Zieba, OP, a former activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement, a close associate of Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II) and the author of the new book “Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism.”  Our respondent was Dr. Mary Hirschfeld, economist and theologian at Villanova University.  This event was cosponsored by Penn’s Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part I)

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part II)

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld’s Comment

– Director’s Introduction: Catholic Economics

CREDO Reception RSVP

 Kindly RSVP for this event by Friday, December 20, 2013.

The Collegium Institute is proud to sponsor the inaugural reception of the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO) during the annual meeting of the American Social Science Association (ASSA) in Philadelphia on January 4, 2014.

CREDO fosters community, conversation, and dissemination of non-partisan economic research and expertise as it relates broadly to Catholic social thought, the Church, and society. Two of its founding members are Penn faculty who are core supporters of the Collegium Institute.

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:45 a.m., Bishop John McIntyre will celebrate Mass for friends of CREDO and the Collegium Institute at St. John the Evangelist Church (one block from the conference headquarters at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown). Mass will be followed by a breakfast reception in the Independence Ballroom III of the Marriott Hotel (1201 Market Street). We will be joined at breakfast by Bishop McIntyre and Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who looks forward to discussion and insight from our group.

With the support of a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute, the Collegium Institute is delighted to welcome guests free of charge. Space is limited, however, and will be reserved for those who respond first. Please RSVP to dcheely@collegiuminstitute.org by this Friday, December 20, 2013 for the opportunity to join us.

 

From Theology to Religious Studies?

Catholic approaches to studying non-Christian traditions

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10th
Time: 8:00-8:50am (immediately following Mass at 7:30)
Place: Penn Newman Center, Ground Floor (3720 Chestnut St)

The Collegium Institute and the Circle of St. Bede present Collegium Institute Fellow Dr. Clemens Cavallin, a visiting professor in religious studies at Haverford College, who will lead a discussion on the relationship between Catholic theology and the field of religious studies.

Cavallin’s own research intersects Hinduism, ritual theory, and Catholicism.  Building upon the recent article by F.X. Clooney, SJ, in the Journal of Anglican Studies, Cavallin will consider how Catholic approaches to the study of non-Christian traditions might assist us in understanding religious pluralism and in performing inter-religious dialogue.

Coffee, Tea, and breakfast pastries will be served.

The JAS article will be pre-circulated.  Please contact dcheely@collegiuminstitute.org if you are interested in participating.  All are welcome.