Conference: "What Darwin Didn't Change: Enduring Interactions of Faith, Science, and Reason"

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)


Registration: Registration is FREE (through the conference website) and includes breakfast and lunch on Friday, March 14.  The conference is open to any students, faculty, staff, or other affiliated individuals who would like to attend. Although the conference is free, please register before hand.

A detailed schedule can be found on the conference website:

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Friday, March 14

8:30 AM: Welcome Reception and Breakfast, McKenna Hall

9:30 AM: Faith and Science

Dr. Phillip Sloan, Professor Emeritus, Program of Liberal Studies & Program in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Ronald Numbers, Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Q & A

11:30-1:00 PM: Complimentary catered lunch for all conference attendees.

1:00 PM: Science and Reason.

Dr. Joan Steigerwald, Associate Professor, Science and Technology Studies Program, Department of Humanities, York University
Dr. Denise Phillips, Assistant Professor, History, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Q & A

2:20 PM:  Break, with refreshments.

2:45 PM: Reason and Faith.

Dr. Grant Kaplan, Associate Professor, Systematic Theology, St. Louis University
Dr. Cyril O’Regan, Hiusking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Q & A

4:10: Break, with refreshments.

4:30-5:30 PM: Closing Panel for All Invited Speakers: “What have we learned about the future and scope of discussions around faith, reason, and science?”

Also including:
Dr. J. Matthew Ashley, Associate Professor, Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor, Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame

Conference Organizers:

John Slattery, Doctoral Student, Systematic Theology and History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
Dr. J. Matthew Ashley, Chair and Associate Professor, Theology, University of Notre Dame


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