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Dr. William Hurlbut to present WIC Lecture Series

Dr. HurlbutDr. William Hurlbut, physician and consulting professor at the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University, will present this year’s Women in the Church (WIC) Lecture Series at Covenant College on February 13-15, 2014. 

Dr. Hurlbut earned his undergraduate degree and medical training from Stanford University, where he went on to complete postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics. Dr. Hurlbut has authored numerous publications, including Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue (Oxford Press). In addition to his role at Stanford, Dr. Hurlbut has served with NASA and is a member of the Chemical and Biological Warfare working group at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics since 2002.


During the WIC Lecture Series, students will hear from Dr. Hurlbut in chapel and will have the opportunity to sit under his instruction in a weekend-long class. The Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Women in the Church of the Presbyterian Church in America. 


Dr. Hurlbut’s WIC Lectures, titled “Biotechnology, Christian Love, and the Human Future,” along with subsequent classes, will examine the societal changes brought about through recent advances in biotechnology. From his standpoint as a neurobiologist and as a Christian, Dr. Hurlbut will look beyond the physical ramifications of biotechnology and ask questions about the ways biotechnology influences the many facets of human existence. 


The WIC Lectures, including chapel talks and class sessions, are free and open to the public. The class will be held in Brock Hall 118-122.


Thursday, February 13

11:00 a.m.                      Chapel: "Between Infinities: Human Place and Human Purpose"

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.           Class: "Beyond Therapy"


Friday, February 14

11:00 a.m.                      Chapel: "Biotechnology and the Spirituality of Saint Francis"

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.           Class: "Love, Sex, and Genes"


Saturday, February 15

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Class: "Rewiring the Brain"




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