One of the speakers is well-known to the St. Thomas community. Dr. Bruce Kramer has ALS and is former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Gavrilyuk, successor to Thomas Sullivan, discusses his role as a university collaborator and bridge-builder, and his journey from a solid-state physics student in Moscow to an internationally respected theologian at St. Thomas.
Barbour, who will attend the event, is one of the best-known figures in the interdisciplinary study of science and religion.
Each of the scholarly journals edited or published in the College of Arts and Sciences provides new information and exciting opportunities to the faculty who work on them.
For the past three summers, graduate students and beginning professors of philosophy and theology have traveled from around the world to attend the St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theory.
Winners will receive a “Tom and Ginny Sullivan Scholarship” to be applied to spring tuition. The top prize is a $1,000 scholarship.
Bishop Charles Morerod of Switzerland will give the first “Hot Topics: Cool Talk” lecture of the 2012-2013 academic year.
He will present and take questions on developments in physics and mathematics on Creation, the “Big Bang Theory,” and the complementarity between new physics, philosophy and theology.