April 8, 2022
The Anthropocene: Multidisciplinary Approaches
On May 21, 2019 the Anthropocene Working Group, an group formed by the Subcommission on Quarternary Stratigraphy and the International Commission on Stratigraphy, voted 29-4 that the “Anthropocene” should be treated as a formal chrono-stratigraphic unit beginning in the mid-twentieth century. Given this decision and the popularity of the “Anthropocene” in environmental discussions, eight Creighton faculty will gather to discuss what the Anthropocene means in their discipline.
The symposium will take place Friday, April 8, in Skutt Student Center 105, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 17–18, 2022
Religion, Race, and the Other
The Kripke symposium will address the complex role that religion plays in racism and other forms of discrimination and dehumanization. Religion functions to unite and divide. It was used to support slavery as well as to call for its abolition. Religion establishes boundaries and thus may foster discrimination between peoples, but it also breaks down barriers and blurs distinctions.
The symposium will take place Thursday and Friday, February 17–18, in Skutt Student Center 105, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.