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Conference Schedule

Wed. Sep. 28.
7:00pm. Plenary Presentation
Convener: Gerard Magill, Ph.D. Chair, Conference Committee
Invocation: Fr. Ray French, C.S.Sp.
Welcome: University President Ken Gormley.
Introduction & Facilitator: Alan Seadler, Ph.D.
Presentation: Ursula Goodenough, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. The Evolutionary Dimensions of Laudato Si'

8:30pm: Light Reception (Shepperson Suite).

Thu. Sep. 29.
7:30am.
Registration & Light Breakfast.

8:15am.
Convener: Gerard Magill, Ph.D. Chair, Conference Committee
Welcome: University President Ken Gormley.

8:30am.
Spiritan Panel Presentation.
Facilitator: Darlene Weaver, PhD.
Introduction: Fr. Jeff Duaime, CSSp, Provincial.
John Kilcran, CSSp, Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Dublin, Ireland. 
Jude Nnorom, CSSp, Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Rome, Italy.
Chika Oneyjiuwa, CSSp, Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network, United Nations, Brussels, Belgium.
Title: The Poor and the Earth are Crying Out: Protecting Our Common Home

10:30am. Break. 

11:00am. Panel Presentation.
Introduction & Facilitator: John Stolz, PhD.
Michael Blackhurst, PhD. Research Development Manager, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Title: Exploring the Limits of Science and Engineering for Environmental Decision Making.

Brady Porter, PhD. Biological Sciences, Duquesne University.
Title: Navigating the Anthropocene with Jack Sparrow's Compass.

12:00pm.  Buffet lunch at tables in Power Center.

12:45pm. Plenary Presentation
Introduction & Facilitator: Lisa Levers, PhD.
Daniel P. Scheid, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology, Duquesne University.
Title: The Moral Vision of Laudato Si': The Cosmic Common Good as a Common Ground for Interreligious Ecological Ethics.

2:15pm. Break.

2:30pm. Panel Presentation.
Introduction & Facilitator: Robert Sroufe, PhD.
Michel A. Boudrias, Julia Cantzler, Simon Croom, & Mark Woods. Dept. of Environmental & Ocean Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Sustainable Supply Chain Institute & Dept of Philosophy, University of San Diego.
Title: Climate Change Education and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Sustainability or How we can all Care for Our Common Home?

3:30pm. Break.

4:00pm. Plenary Presentation
Introduction & Facilitator: Darlene Weaver, PhD.
Celia Deane-Drummond, PhD. Professor of Theology, Director of the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing, University of Notre Dame, IN.
Title: The Theological Anthropology of Laudato Si: Tracing the Interplay of Theology, Science and Ecology.

5:30pm. Light reception. End of day.

Fri. Sep. 30.
Participation by Invitation only.
Presenters, Committee, guests at Stakeholder Tables.

9:00am. Light Breakfast.

9:30am. Session 1. Facilitator, Jane Moriarty.

10:30am. Break.

11:00am. Session 2. Facilitator, Jane Moriarty.

12:00pm. Close, Lunch.