Jan. 4, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 8

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    'Epic of Creation' features University faculty members

    A lecture series, "The Epic of Creation: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Our Origins," featuring lectures by several University faculty members, will be presented during the winter quarter at the Lutheran School of Theology. The lectures will be from 7 to 8:20 p.m. and from 8:30 to 9:50 p.m. on Monday evenings from Jan. 8 through March 11, as well as on three Fridays, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

    The series explores the story of creation from scientific and biblical perspectives and considers the role of those perspectives in the quest for meaning. Speakers will cover topics from cosmogenesis to culturegenesis and will include the following University faculty members and topics:

    _ Jan. 8, 7 p.m.: Michael Turner, Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics, "The Earliest Moments of the Universe"; 8:30 p.m.: Donald York, Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics, "From the Appearance of Hydrogen to the Formation of the Solar System"

    _ Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: Alfred Anderson, Professor in Geophysical Sciences, "The Physical Evolution of the Planet Earth"; 8:30 p.m.: Joseph Piccirilli, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, "The Origin of Life"

    _ Jan. 22, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.: James Hopson, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, "Biological Evolution Up to the Appearance of Hominoidea"

    _ Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: Philip Ulinski, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, "The Processes Underlying Brain Evolution"; 8:30 p.m.: Rodney Holmes, Senior Lecturer in the College, "Recent Evolutionary Changes in the Brain That Produced an Animal Who Makes Meaning"

    _ Feb. 2, 7 p.m.: Russell Tuttle, Professor in Anthropology, "Animalia, Homo and the Kingdom of God"

    _ Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor in Psychology, "Meaning and Sociocultural Evolution"

    The lectures are free and open to the public. Lecture topics and speakers are listed in the Calendar. For a complete schedule, call 256-0670.