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CSUB to feature lecture on religion and science

Dr. Ursula GoodenoughThe CSUB Institute for Religion, Education, and Public Policy (IREPP) invites the community to an upcoming lecture by Dr. Ursula Goodenough, Professor of Biology at Washington University, entitled “Ecomorality: Fusing Religion and Science.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, May 8th at 7pm in the CSUB Student Union Multi-Purpose room.

Dr. Goodenough is author of the highly regarded book The Sacred Depths of Nature, which has resulted in her teaching about religious naturalism and evolution around the world and on PBS, the History Channel, and NPR. She joined the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS) in 1989 and served as its president for four years. She also served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology. In 2002, Goodenough was a member of a five-scientist panel invited to participate in an ongoing series of seminars on Western science for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2009 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science.

“CSUB is very fortunate to have Dr. Ursula Goodenough visit campus,” said Dr. Stephen Campagna-Pinto, Co-Director of IREPP. “In an age when people see religion and science in conflict, Dr. Goodenough's work illuminates the ways in which these two fields of learning can come together to address one of the most challenging topics of our time: environmental sustainability.”

Dr. Goodenough's lecture is sponsored in part by the CSUB School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering and the CSUB School of Arts and Humanities. The lecture is free and open to the public, with free parking in lot K. For more information, contact Angela Hullah at 654-6263 or

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