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Life and Science: Visitng Scholar Lectures on Trust and Consciousness  

Visiting Scholar Professor Paul Robin

Visiting Scholar Professor Paul Robin

On Tuesday, March 27th, Visiting Scholar Professor Paul Robin, a biochemist and sociologist of agriculture, will give a lecture, "From Trust to Conscience in Life and in Science." In his lecture, Professor Robin will discuss life is a long journey between the visible and the invisible. He will explore this dialectic through four personal experiences: the chemical purification of the squash nitrate reductase enzyme; the environmental management of the nitrogen nutrition of tomato greenhouses; the historical exploration of the chemical science emerging in plant nutrition, and the inner experience of reading his spouse's will fifteen years later.

This lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in Bethany Hall, room A. All are welcome to attend.

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About Paul Robin
Professor Paul Robin studied biochemistry and endocrinology at the Paris-Sud University before working as the senior scientist of the French National Institute of Agronomical Research in the Department of Plant Physiology, Agronomy, and Sociology. He also acted as consulting professor at the Faculty of Agronomy in Montpellier on standards in agriculture and was a member of both the INRA historical committee and the committee on Sciences in Question.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.

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Categories: Faith and Service , Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Erica Naumann
  • (973) 275-2407
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