The Value of a Cosmic Perspective

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Come explore the cosmos and learn how looking at the universe can help us examine and
thrive in our everyday lives.

Our August assembly will focus on the cosmos with speaker Dr. Todd Duncan, Director of the Science Integration Institute and instructor at Pacific University and Portland Community College. He will present a talk titled “The Value of a Cosmic Perspective”. According to Duncan, “Science is widely valued for its role in creating the technology that shapes our world today, but it can also teach us something that transcends technical, intellectual knowledge”. He hopes that by providing insights that shock us out of our limited points of view, science can transform our experience and our awareness of who we are and what we are capable of achieving. The talk will explore this theme, with examples from astronomy, to frame a discussion of how these ideas can be used to help solve everyday problems. 

Duncan is a cosmologist whose work is guided by the theme of better understanding how our immediate human experiences connect to a cosmic perspective that gives them meaning. He combines a research background in physics and astronomy with experience teaching science concepts to a wide range of audiences. Duncan received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Illinois, an M. Phil. from Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar, and a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Chicago where he was a National Science Foundation and McCormick Fellow. In 1998, he founded the non-profit Science Integration Institute as a forum for exploring what it means to be human in the universe as understood by modern science. He also is the author of Glimpses of Wonder and An Ordinary World: The Role of Science in Your Search for Personal Meaning and coauthor of Your Cosmic Context: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology.

WHEN
August 13, 2017 at 11am - 2pm
WHERE
Hoffman Hall
1833 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
United States
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CONTACT
Ann Moses & Travis McGowan ·
39 RSVPS
Travis McGowan Carlin Scott Jeremy Knowles Will Baumgardner Cassie Hobbs Tiffany Newton Jessica Rendon Ashley Hall Tim Elston Jeremy Thomason Hameed Alnassar Anna McNeil Caitlin Hobbs Amanda Recker Chuck Schuler Maggie Stanton Shuler Katie Kinsley Todd Duncan Emma Sohriakoff Bruce Bartlett Sabrina Gogol Amy Scholl Heidi Mansfield Clare Chevalier Andrea McDermed Aaron Miller Stuart Zahn Amy Lynn Chesser Juan Rogel Claire Scott Lj Féinics Emma Sohriakoff

Who's RSVPing

Travis McGowan
Carlin Scott
Jeremy Knowles
Will Baumgardner
Cassie Hobbs
Tiffany Newton
Jessica Rendon
Ashley Hall
Tim Elston
Jeremy Thomason
Hameed Alnassar
Anna McNeil
Caitlin Hobbs
Amanda Recker
Chuck Schuler
Maggie Stanton Shuler
Katie Kinsley
Todd Duncan
Emma Sohriakoff
Bruce Bartlett
Sabrina Gogol
Amy Scholl
Heidi Mansfield
Clare Chevalier
Andrea McDermed
Aaron Miller
Stuart Zahn

Will you come?

  • Aaron Miller
    attended. 2017-09-09 13:56:42 -0700
  • Tiffany Newton
    attended. 2017-09-09 13:56:42 -0700
  • Will Baumgardner
    attended. 2017-09-09 13:56:42 -0700
  • Travis McGowan
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:44 -0700
  • Carlin Scott
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:44 -0700
  • Jeremy Knowles
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:43 -0700
  • Will Baumgardner
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:43 -0700
  • Cassie Hobbs
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:42 -0700
  • Tiffany Newton
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:41 -0700
  • Jessica Rendon
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:41 -0700
  • Ashley Hall
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:40 -0700
  • Tim Elston
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:39 -0700
  • Jeremy Thomason
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:38 -0700
  • Hameed Alnassar
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:38 -0700
  • Anna McNeil
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:37 -0700
  • Caitlin Hobbs
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:36 -0700
  • Amanda Recker
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:35 -0700
  • Chuck Schuler
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:35 -0700
  • Maggie Stanton Shuler
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:34 -0700
  • Katie Kinsley
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:34 -0700
  • Todd Duncan
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:33 -0700
  • Emma Sohriakoff
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:32 -0700
  • Bruce Bartlett
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:31 -0700
  • Sabrina Gogol
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:30 -0700
  • Amy Scholl
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:30 -0700
  • Heidi Mansfield
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:29 -0700
  • Clare Chevalier
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:28 -0700
  • Andrea McDermed
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:27 -0700
  • Aaron Miller
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:27 -0700
  • Stuart Zahn
    rsvped 2017-08-11 21:12:26 -0700

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