Calendars


Suffering and Bioethics

Date(s)
2/9/2015 4:00 p.m.
Description
Long before it cured disease, medicine aimed to relieve suffering. Despite that precedence, the relief of suffering often takes a back seat in today's biomedical research and treatment. Modern bioethics, too, has been slow to come to terms with suffering. Attention to ethical quandaries has sometimes displaced attention to the experience of patients. This seminar will discuss the place of suffering in contemporary bioethics. Ronald M. Green is Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values in the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College and a member of the department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. From 1992 to 2011 he directed Dartmouth's Ethics Institute. In 1994 he served on the National Institute's of Health's Human Embryo Research Panel and in 1996-97 he served as founding director of the Institute's Office of Genome Ethics. The author of nine books and editor of three, he has published over one hundred and sixty articles on philosophical and applied ethics. His 2007 book Babies by Design (Yale) has topped the Amazon.com listing of books on genetic engineering. In 2005, Professor Green was named a Guggenheim Fellow. Nathan J. Palpant is Acting Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. His scientific research focuses on developmental fate choices and therapeutic applications of lateral plate mesoderm derivatives. Dr. Palpant's work in bioethics has focused on the translational implications of nuclease-mediated genetic engineering and human embryonic stem cells. He is co-editor of Human Dignity and Bioethics: from Worldviews to the Public Square (Routledge, Annals of Bioethics, 2013).
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall 111
Fee
None
Contact
Michelle Pace, (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu
 
 

The Role of Religious Activists in Civil Rights

Date(s)
2/11/2015 7:00 p.m.
Description
The role of religious activists in the Civil Rights struggles of the Northwest.
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theater
Fee
None
Contact
Brandon Emerson, (509) 777-4164 or bemerson15@my.whitworth.edu
 
 

Public Lecture (Kathryn Lofton)

Date(s)
2/16/2015 7:00 p.m.
Description
The Simpson-Duvall Endowment present a lecture by Dr. Kathryn Lofton, Do Not Tamper With the Clues: What Goldman Sachs Can Tell Us About Religion. She is a Yale University Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity; Chair, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research focuses scholarly attention on the public affects, intimate desires and corporate entities that have influenced and are in turn influenced by religious activity.
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT
Fee
None
Contact
Jennifer Lorenz , (509) 777-3275 or jlorenz@whitworth.edu
 
 

“Why Ferguson Matters to Whitworth"

Date(s)
2/17/2015 7:00 p.m.
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall 111
Fee
None
Contact
Brandon Emerson, (509) 777-4614 or bemerson15@my.whitworth.edu
 
 

Medieval Christian Worship, The Dominican Liturgy

Date(s)
2/18/2015 6:00 p.m.
Description
MEMS Lecture on the History and Development of the Medieval Worship Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, Ph.D., author of several books, including Francis of Assisi: A Life (Cornell University Press, 2013), will be providing an open talk on the history and practice of Medieval Christian worship, especially the Dominican Rite. Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall 111
Fee
None
Contact
Jennifer Lorenz, (509) 777-3270 or jlorenz@whitworth.edu
 
 

MEMS dinner with Fr. Augustine Thompson

Date(s)
2/18/2015 7:30 p.m.
Description
Served Dinner with Fr. Augustine Thompson for 12 people by invite only. In coordination with the MEMS lecture earlier that evening.
Location
Hixson Union Building (HUB) Sumner Room
Fee
None
Contact
Jennifer Lorenz, (509) 777-3270 or jlorenz@whitworth.edu
 
 

Dr. Marc Robinson: “BSU and the Black Power”

Date(s)
2/19/2015 7:00 p.m.
Location
Weyerhaeuser Hall 111
Fee
None
Contact
Brandon Emerson, (509) 777-4614 or bemerson15@my.whitworth.edu