'Journey of the Universe': Rowan to welcome Yale scholar to campus

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Yale University scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker, executive producer of the PBS documentary film, “Journey of the Universe,” will host a showing of the film and answer questions about the implications of modern scientific knowledge on contemporary society during an appearance at Rowan University on Monday, Dec. 3, at 3:15 p.m. in the auditorium of Bozorth Hall.

Yale University scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker, executive producer of the PBS documentary film, “Journey of the Universe,” will host a showing of the film and answer questions about the implications of modern scientific knowledge on contemporary society during an appearance at Rowan University on Monday, Dec. 3, at 3:15 p.m. in the auditorium of Bozorth Hall.

 Tucker’s film takes viewers on a journey from the Big Bang to the epic impact humans are having on the planet today. It draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe.

Tucker’s appearance is free and open to the public. It is the first in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (CHSS) Speakers Series.

A senior lecturer and research scholar at Yale, Tucker has appointments in the university’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Center for Bioethics.

She is co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, through which she has helped organize a series of conferences on World Religions and Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.

The lecture is sponsored by CHSS and the departments of Geography and Environment, Physics & Astronomy, and Philosophy & Religion.

For information, contact John Hasse, hasse@rowan.edu.