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Dr. Robin Lovin to speak in Convocation, seminars

lovinDr. Robin Lovin will present “Reinhold Niebuhr for the 21st Century: Christian

Realism and the New Realities” at the annual Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. The series of events, to be held, Feb. 28 – March 1, is part of the 2007-2008  Convocation Series “Many Voices Bold Vision.”

Dr. Robin Lovin is a Cary Maguire University professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He joined the SMU faculty in July 1994 and served as dean of Perkins School of Theology from 1994-2002. From 1991-1994, Lovin was dean at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His teaching career includes service as an instructor at Candler School of Theology of Emory University and 13 years as a faculty member at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and Harvard University (B.D. and Ph.D). He is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church. Continue reading “Dr. Robin Lovin to speak in Convocation, seminars”

Dr. Ned Hallowell to speak at 2007-2008 Convocation Series

hallowellDr. Ned Hallowell, M.D. will make two presentations as part of the 2007-2008

Convocation Series “Many Voices Bold Vision.” His first presentation, “Worry,” will be held Friday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m. “CrazyBusy,” the second of Hallowell’s presentations, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Noon. Both events will be held in Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center.

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist and graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, is the founder of The Hallowell Center in Sudbury, Mass. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty from 1983 until he retired from academics in 2004 to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books. He has authored 14 books on various psychological topics, including attention deficit disorder, the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness in life, methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry, and managing excessive business. Continue reading “Dr. Ned Hallowell to speak at 2007-2008 Convocation Series”

Filmmaker to Speak at Next Convocation

bisanzPeter Bisanz will present “One: The Documentary” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel. Bisanz marks the second in a series of Convocations called “Many Voices Bold Vision.” Bisanz will talk on the fundamental issues facing our world today, and how faith, religion, and spirituality can inspire peaceful and compassionate solutions.

Bisanz holds a BFA in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and an MBA from Oxford and is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. He is currently editing his ongoing production “One,” a feature length documentary, which focuses on the positive role of faith and spirituality in modern times by exploring the fundamental unity of the worlds’ religions.

All Convocation speeches are open and free to the public. For additional information on Peter Bisanz’s presentation, visit