Rice University
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Finding God in the hard places

a Cornell professor explores truth and meaning

February 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Shell Auditorium

About the Presenters
Professor of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Rosemary Avery received her BS from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, her Honors in Science degree from the University of Pretoria, and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University. She joined the Cornell University faculty in 1988, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the department of Policy Analysis and Management in 1994, and to the rank of professor in 2000.  She currently serves as department chair in human ecology.  Her research has focused on child welfare policy as it relates to the impact of public policy on the experience of children in the foster care system.

History at Rice University

In 2014, MIT chemist Troy Van Voorhis spoke at "Walking Through the Lab Door: Does Worldview Matter for a Scientist?" for The Veritas Forum at Rice. 

The Veritas Forum at Rice in 2013 hosted John Lennox at "Good God? An Oxford mathematician on faith and reason in the face of suffering". 

In 2012, The Veritas Forum at Rice brought Drs. Marianne Meye Thompson and Jeffrey Kripal to share Christian and pluralist understandings of Jesus' identity in "Do We See Him Clearly?"

In 2011, The Veritas Forum at Rice welcomed Dr. Rosalind Picard of MIT, discusses her work on affective computing. How are Robots, Autism, and God related? Dr. Picard discussed how her work and her faith inform each other and inspire her to help those with autism.

In 2009, The Veritas Forum at Rice hosted Dr. Francis Collinsworld-renowned geneticist, physician, and former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He shared his journey from atheism to faith, propelled by science in "The Language of God".