Interesting reading (or listening) from The Mathematical Yawp blog. Francis Su shares what he has seen of grace in academia and what he has learned about how we need to give grace.
Thursday, March 12, 11:30 AM
Starling-Loving Hall, Room M008
Sleep and Performance for Professionals
Mark Splaingard, MD, is the director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and sleep medicine. Dr. Splaingard’s research has concentrated on the outcomes of children with chronic pulmonary and acquired neurological disorders with a recent focus on sleep disorders in children. In 2013, his research projects included studies on a modified smoke alarm to awaken children during slow wave sleep, randomized trial of behavioral treatments for toddlers with insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea in children with bipolar disorder, drugs mimicking narcolepsy in children, sleep problems in cystic fibrosis with pulmonary hypertension and the pathophysiology of aerodigestive reflexes in sleeping infants. In addition, he has discovered that his faith and professional life can be integrated to a great degree and enjoys how his relationship with Jesus Christ informs and energizes his life.
Please Note: This luncheon is bring your own lunch. You can grab lunch from the Wendy’s in the hospital, the establishments along Neil Avenue, or brown bag it from home.
Room Location: Starling Loving Hall is located between the OSU Hospital and the old James Cancer Center. To find the room mount the steps to the main entrance on the north side of the building. Once inside turn and take the stairs down to the basement. Room M008 is on the north side of the building. Or, enter the ground level door on the west side of the building, go down a half flight of stairs, and turn left. Campus Map Information
Miracles: An OSU Atheist and an MIT Christian Discuss Belief and Reason
February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union
Ian Hutchinson (Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Donald Hubin (Professor & PI for the OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values, OSU)
We shared with each other brief reviews of books we have read recently and that could then be used to start discussion groups on campus. A list of the books discussed is linked below as is a list of books read by the Dead Theologians Society.
Bob Trube posted on his blog about this luncheon with Amazon links to all the books: http://bobonbooks.com/2014/10/21/books-that-have-changed-your-life/
Thursday, September 18
Speaker Dr. Greg Hitzhusen,
School of Environment and Natural Resources
Dr. Hitzhusen’s research has several areas of interest:
Theory and practice of faith-community environmental education and ethics,
Religious influences on environmental attitudes and behavior,
Environmental ethics; Eco-theology; Religion and ecology,
Energy and climate change education and outreach trends in faith communities,
Writing-in-the-majors and sustainability across the curriculum.
Greg’s Handout – EcoTheology, Genesis, Dominion & Christ
Following our recent symposium with the President of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Santa Ono, we are seeking your thoughts moving forward with the conversation. This June we will host another event in the UP. In anticipation of the interactions on the topic: The Ends and Goals of Higher Education in Twenty-First-Century America: Change and the Calling of the Christian Educator, we have created a site to facilitate a dialogue. https://sites.google.com/site/endsofhighereducation/, is now up and running! We invite you to go to the site and post a comment in the online discussion, If you are part of a small group on campus you could bring up this topic to others there or with a colleague over a breakfast, lunch, appointment and take notes on thoughts/responses and post to the board as “Thoughts from __________”.
The link above entitled ‘Connecting’ will give you a list of small groups around campus that meet for mutual encouragement during the week. We are starting more groups. If you are interested please reply.
Currently we are interested in finding out who would like to be a part of a new group that will read and discuss The Good and Beautiful God. What follows is a brief snapshot of the topic. Group will meet at a time convenient for the greatest number of people. When you reply let us know what days and hours you are most available. The books have been ordered. This hardbound book retails at $23 but we have it for participants for $10.
We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true–but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by–to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed–and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God. Read more