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October 2016

Outsourcing Memory? Can we Upload our Memory to a Computer?

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Professor Herzfeld will examine how our increasing dependence on computers as our outsourced memory alters not only our recollection of the past but the present as well, affecting how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves. To view the flyer for this event, click here. For directions please see the map below.

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November 2016

Science, Subjective Consciousness, and Faith: Struggling to Hold It All Together

November 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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As the sciences advance, questions of subjective human consciousness share the stage with religion and philosophy. Conflicts and difficulties arise for Christians in theory and practice. For instance, how can the psychology of religious experience be understood? Together we will explore this question which will hopefully induce creative insights and further explorations. Sidney Callahan, PhD is a writer who seeks to integrate Christian faith and the intellectual challenges of our culture. Her PhD in Social-Personality Psychology is from the City…

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Open Dome Night

November 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Observatory – 5th Floor SJH, 9801 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA, 19118 United States
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Join us for open dome night on the 6th floor of Saint Joseph's Hall. We'll be opening up the astronomy tower to look at the stars! Click Here for more information. Check out the Open Dome Night trailer!

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January 2017

Human Origins: Recent Findings from Genetics

January 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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John Braverman, SJ, PhD Associate Professor of Biology, St. Joseph University 7 pm, January 25 (February 1, in case of snow) Where did we come from? This lecture offers an informed updating using current scientific conclusions from population genetics. The origin of modern humans, their migrations, and interbreeding with other species is presented in dialog with Catholic theology. For event flyer, click here

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August 2017

Retreat: Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ

August 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

During this retreat, through input, prayer, song, film, contemplative activities, and sharing, we follow Teilhard as he travels ever more deeply from Circle to Circle into the arms of the Cosmic Christ. This experience of traveling with Teilhard will guide all those of kindred spirits “who love the world” and who yearn to expand their mystical hearts. Presenter: Kathleen Duffy, SSJ August 18 – 23, 2018 Enders Island Retreat Center, Mystic CT Contact: Jeanne Goyette, OP jgoyetteop@yahoo.com For event flyer…

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October 2017

How Much Can Biology Explain? Charles Darwin & Bernard Lonergan, SJ

October 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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John Haught, PhD Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University 1:30 - 4:00 PM, October 8 Evolutionary biology contributes much to our present understanding of life, and it promises also to deepen our understanding of human intelligence, ethics and even religion. For some evolutionists, however, Darwin’s science is so impressive that it now supplants theology by providing what appears to be the ultimate explanation of all manifestations of life including human intelligence. By using the Jesuit philosopher Bernard Lonergan's theory of understanding…

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November 2017

Dreaming: A Gateway to the Unconscious?

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Bindu Methikalam, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychology, Chestnut Hill College 7 pm, November 2 Dreams are a fascinating way to gain new or deeper understanding of one’s identity.  At the same time, there are often misconceptions about dreams and exploring dreams can be confusing.  This interactive lecture will provide an overview of present research on dreams as well as some of the cultural factors associated with dream work.  Dr. Methikalam is Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology program and Assistant…

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Spiritual Insights on Studying the Atmosphere of Mars

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Brother Robert Novak, CFC, PhD Professor of Physics, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY Collaborator with NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center and their collaborators have been analyzing the components of the atmosphere of Mars, particularly, water, ozone, and methane. In this lecture, Brother Robert Novak will share details about his research and the impact of his study of Mars’ atmosphere on his spirituality and experience of community among his coworkers.…

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February 2018

Physics, Faith and the Meaning of Life – Marisa Christina March, PhD

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Marisa Cristina March, PhD is a cosmologist at the University of Pennsylvania where she carries out research in the field of dark energy science, a field that seeks to understand the acceleration of the Universe. Dr. March has worked on galaxy lensing for the future Euclid space mission, and she now works on supernova cosmology for the ground based Dark Energy Survey. Dr. March studied theoretical physics at Imperial College London, where she also carried out her doctoral research on…

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April 2018

Darwin and Divinity – Nelson Rivera, PhD

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Nelson Rivera is Associate Professor of Theology at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. He has a PhD in Religion from Temple University, and is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Rivera’s main area of teaching and research is Doctrinal Theology, with pronounced interest on the evolution of Christian doctrine, the use of theological language, and how these disciplines inform the practice of ministry. His published work covers confessional statements of faith, as well as…

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