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Meilaender to deliver Scholar-in-Residence lectures on aging and dying

Gilbert Meilaender
Gilbert Meilaender

JACKSON, Tenn.March 14, 2011 – Gilbert Meilaender, the Phyllis and Duesenberg Chair of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University, will address aging and dying in this year’s Scholar-in-Residence lectures at Union University March 15 and March 17.

Meilaender is the author of 13 books and scores of articles, and his work has been recognized repeatedly by his peers with awards such as the Smith Award for Distinguished Contribution to Pro-Life Scholarship (2009) and the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics (2009). He is a Fellow of the Hastings Center for Bioethics, a Remick Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame and, from 2002-2009, was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Before his tenure at Valparaiso, Meilaender taught at the University of Virginia and Oberlin College. He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Princeton University.

Meilaender is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The schedule for the lectures is as follows:

All lectures will take place in the Carl Grant Events Center and are free and open to the public.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at the daytime lectures, with light refreshments at the evening lectures.

Continuing education credit will be available for nurses, pharmacists and social workers who attend any or all of these lectures. For more information on continuing education credit, contact Kendra BeDen at (731) 661-5131.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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