October 5, 2011

7-9:00pm | EVC, Room 8500
In light of the recent revolutions and uprisings in the Arab world, this panel will take on the philosophy of revolution after a brief overview of the history of the Arab Revolutions since December 17, 2010.

October 19, 2011

Rites of Passage Panel Discussion
7:00 pm | Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater
Rites of passage are the rituals and events that mark the stages of our lives, such as coming-of-age, initiation, and graduation ceremonies, as well as marriages and funerals. These rites give us a sense of identity and connection with the societies in which we live, and help us acknowledge and process change. Join ACC faculty members and community leaders for an illuminating discussion of rites of passage in a variety of religious and cultural contexts.

February 22, 2012

Feb 22, 7-9 pm | EVC, Room 8500
Science and philosophy began as the same field of study. Over time, however, the two areas of study have diverged. This lecture will look at the philosophy of science and the intertwined history of the two academic fields.

March 27, 2012

Religion, Health and Medicine Panel Discussion
March 27, 7-8:30 pm | Eastview Campus Room 8500
How do different religious traditions approach issues of health and healing? Many healing modalities, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and herbalism, are closely connected to religious worldviews. Can prayer, meditation, and religious belief aid the healing process? What is the relationship between modern Western medicine and spirituality? Join religious leaders and health professionals from the Austin community for a discussion of these topics and more.

April 4, 2012

Agora Film Screening and Discussion
Apr 4, 6:30-9 pm | EVC, Room 8500
Agora is a 2009 Spanish historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The story uses historical fiction to highlight the relationship between religion and science amidst the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism and the Christianization of the Roman empire. The title of the film takes its name from the agora, a gathering place in ancient Greece, similar to the Roman forum. The biopic focuses on Hypatia, a female mathematician, philosopher and astronomer in 4th century Roman Egypt who investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model that challenges it.

Presented by Roy Casagranda, ACC Government Department and Matt Watkins, ACC Philosophy Department.


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