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Loyola to hold the 36th annual Cosmos and Creation conference

| By Stephanie Weaver

The 36th Annual Cosmos and Creation conference will be held Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018, on the Evergreen campus. The conference strives to bring scientists together to discuss and share their vision of God and the world, based on their scientific training, reading, and working experience.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Michelle Francl, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and an adjunct scholar at the Vatican Observatory. In her two lectures, Francl will discuss the topic, “Are scientists mystics?” On Friday at 7:30 p.m. in McManus Theatre, Francl will deliver her first keynote and the topic will be, “Practically Impractical: What Contemplatives Might Teach Scientists.” On Saturday, Francl will deliver her second keynote, “Impractically Practical: What Scientists Might Teach Contemplatives”

Francl has taught chemistry at Bryn Mawr since 1986 and has been noted as one of the 1000 most cited chemists. Francl has written for The Catholic Standard and Times, the Catholic newspaper in Philadelphia and various other chemistry journals. She started a podcast in 2005 called “Introduction to Quantum Mechanics,” and has a blog where she writes about science and spirituality.

Schedule of events for Cosmos and Creation conference:

“Practically Impractical: What Contemplatives Might Teach Scientists,” a lecture by Michelle Francl, Ph.D. 
Friday, June 8, 2018
McManus Theatre
7:30 p.m.

“Impractically Practical: What Scientists Might Teach Contemplatives,” a lecture by Michelle Francl, Ph.D.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
McManus Theatre
10:30 a.m.

“Can the Great Eastern Forest Oaks recover from deer damage?”
Post-Luncheon Talk by Eugene Meyer, retired professor of biology at Loyola University Maryland
Saturday, June 9, 2018
McManus Theatre
1:30 p.m.

For more information and to see past speakers, go to https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/cosmos-creation.

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