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Limited seating remains for 2011 McNair Lecture

Dr. Marcelo Gleiser


Laurinburg, N.C. - With one week left to register for the 2011 John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology limited seating remains.

World-renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser will present "The known, the unknown and the unknowable" at St. Andrews on Oct. 25.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a dinner at 6 p.m. in the Carol Grotnes Belk Main Room and will be followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made until Monday, Oct. 17 by contacting rsvp@sapc.edu or calling 910-277-3968. Please include that the reservation is for the McNair Lecture, the names of the attendees and any special meal requirements. Limited seating is available.

Gleiser is the author of more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, a fellow of the American Physical Society, recipient of the Faculty Fellows Award from the White House and member of several editorial boards. He is currently the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, where he leads an active research group in topics related to the origin of the universe and of life.

He has authored dozens of essays for magazines and newspapers around the world. Gleiser has appeared in many television documentaries, including a series in his native Brazil watched by more than 30 million people. He is also the co-founder of the science and culture blog 13.7, hosted by National Public Radio.

The McNair lecture was established by the 1857 will of John Calvin McNair who asked that “the object of which lecture(s) shall be to show the mutual bearing of Science and Theology upon each other….”

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