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Isthmus Society Events, 2006-2007

Hurlbut Lecture "Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics: Is There a Way Forward?"

William Hurlbut
Physician and Consulting Professor, Neuroscience Institute, Stanford University

Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 4:00-6:00
Union South


with a panel discussion featuring:

Robert Streiffer, Associate Professor
Philosophy, Medical History and Bioethics

Clive Svendsen
, Professor
Anatomy and Neurology,
Waisman Center

Robert Morlino, Bishop,
Catholic Diocese of Madison

Sponsored by the Isthmus Society

Co-Sponsored by: The Local Society Initiative of the Metanexus Institute, The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, New College Madison


The Geneva Forum Presents:
Two public lectures by Cal Dewitt

Professor, Environmental Sciences, and the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

"John Muir's Spiritual Journey"
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 4:00-5:30 PM
Humanities Building
455 North Park Street

"Evangelicals and Scientists: A New Consensus on Caring for Creation"
Friday, February 9, 2007, 7:30-9:30 PM
Wisconsin State Historical Society Auditorium
816 State St. Mall, Madison, WI

Co-sponsored by The Bradshaw-Knight Foundation, New College Madison, Intervarsity Faculty and Graduate Ministries, and The Isthmus Society, with additional support from the Catacombs Coffeehouse, The Crossing Campus Ministry, and the Wisconsin Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign, Inc.


Michael Ruse"The Evolution-Creation Struggle:  An American Story"

Michael Ruse
Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor, Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program, Florida State University


Wednesday, May 9, 4:00-5:30
325-326 Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street

Michael Ruse is well known for his work on the argument between creationism and evolutionary biology. Born in England, he took his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol (1962), his master's degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and his Ph.D. at the University of Bristol (1970). Ruse taught at the University of Guelph for 35 years. Since his retirement from Guelph, he has taught at Florida State University. In 1986 he was elected as a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received honourable doctorates from the University of Bergen, Norway (1990) and the McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (2003).

This lecture is sponsored by the Isthmus Society, with support from:

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