Upcoming Events

Benne Center for Religion and Society Events

2014-2015

Faith and Learning Lecture/Dinners for Faculty and Administrators


October 6, 2014           Michael Hakkenberg

January 27, 2015         Kristi Hoffman       

February 24, 2015     Paul Henrickson


Public Events


September 23, 2014
- Jennifer J. WisemanPhD, the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope  
"Seeing What Had Never Been Seen Before: the Revelations of the Hubble Space Telescope"
While pursuing her bachelor's degree in physics at MIT, Jennifer Wiseman discovered the comet Wiseman-Skiff. After earning her PhD in astronomy at Harvard, she was a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a Hubble Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has led to heading the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics at NASA, serving as the president of the American Scientific Affiliation, and now as the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her time on campus is sponsored by the Benne Center for Religion and Society.

The lecture will be held in Olin Theatre on the Roanoke College campus at 7:30pm
Tickets are not required


November 19, 2014 - Melissa Moschella

"Religious Freedom Under Fire"

The lecture will be held in the Pickle Lounge in the Colket Center on the Roanoke College campus at 4:30pm
Tickets are not required


November 19, 2014 - Melissa Moschella with Kirsten Powers
"The Meaning of the 2014 Elections"

The lecture will be held in the C. Homer Bast Center on the Roanoke College campus at 7:30pm
Free tickets are available at www.roanoke.edu/tickets or at the Colket Center Information Desk beginning Sept. 1

The event is sponsored by the Robert Benne Center for Religion and Society and the Henry H. Fowler Program


February 9, 2015 - Dr. Thomas Farr
"The First Freedom and Diplomacy"

Georgetown University Professor Thomas Farr was the first Director of the US State Department's Office for International Religious Freedom. His Oxford University Press book,World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty is Vital to American National Security, has been well received and his most recent testimony at a congressional hearing can be seen at http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Farr-Testimony-6-13-IRFA.pdf.  

The lecture will be held in Wortmann Ballroom in the Colket Center on the Roanoke College campus at 7:30pm
Tickets are not required




 

Dr. Farr's lecture is sponsored by the Benne Center for Religion & Society, the Center for the Teaching of the Rule of Law, and the Turk Pre-Law Program