Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Past Events - Fall 2009

Lessons and Carols - A Festival of Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas

Friday, December 4th, at 7:30pm

Sunday December 6th, at 2pm

Founders Chapel

Each December, USD invites the campus community and the public at large to gather in Founders Chapel to enjoy "Lessons and Carols," a centuries-old Christmas celebration. Through poignant readings from Old and New Testaments interspersed with elaborate instrumental and choral music, the congregation reflects on the Christmas Story, the birth of Jesus in the context of its significance in salvation history.

Click here for video of the celebration in 2008.

"God, Darwin, and Design- America's Continuing Problem with Evolution"

Ken Miller, Ph.D.

Ken Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Brown University

Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 7:30pm

Shiley Theatre in Camino Hall

Overflow in Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

Ken Miller is professor of biology at Brown University and a practicing Roman Catholic. He has coauthored four high school and college biology textbooks and published numerous articles in leading scientific journals. In 2007, he received the Exploratorium's Outstanding Educator Award and was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reminiscent of the Scopes Monkey Trial, he was called to the witness stand in 2005 in Dover, PA where one of his textbooks had become the center of controversy when the local school board reacted against teaching the theory of Evolution in favor of Intelligent Design. He is the best-selling author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution and Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul.

Cost: $10 general public, $5 non-USD students with ID, free for USD faculty, staff, and students with USD ID card

Please click here for Dr. Miller's website.

USD community members click here for the video