JACKSON, Tenn. – Dec. 18, 2008 – The next Town and Gown series at Union University will address the topic “Bioethics: Happiness, Health and Human Nature.”
The lecture series will take place on Tuesday nights from Jan. 6-Feb. 3.
Town and Gown is an opportunity for community members interested in various topics to attend lectures and participate in discussions in a classroom setting. The classes are free and open to the public.
The schedule for the series is as follows:
Jan. 6, 6-8 p.m., “Bioethics and the Christian Worldview,” by Justin Barnard, director of Union’s Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Intellectual Discipleship and associate professor of philosophy.
Jan. 6, 8-10 p.m., “Bioethics and the Natural Law Tradition,” by J. Daryl Charles, senior fellow at the Center for Politics and Religion at Union University.
Jan. 13, 6-10 p.m., “Homo faber: Man, the maker,” by D. Joy Riley, executive director of the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture.
Jan. 20, 6-10 p.m., “Genes, Knives, Pills and Electrodes: Is Biotechnology a Remedy for the Human Condition” and “Biotechnology and the Rise of Anti-Culture: Beyond Good, God and Man,” by Michael Poore, executive director of The Humanitas Project.
Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., “Current Issues in Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry,” by Sheila Mitchell, dean of Union’s School of Pharmacy, and Mark Stephens, associate professor of pharmacy at Union.
Jan. 27, 8-10 p.m., “Current Issues in Health Care,” by Jill Webb and Mark Kossick, nursing professors at Union.
Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m., “Human Happiness in a Post-Human World,” by Wilfred McClay, the SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
All classes will meet in White Hall room 102. For more information, contact Barnard at (731) 661-5963 or email@example.com.