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Welcome to the September edition of our eNewsletter. With school back in session, we hope to be able to connect even more with you, our alumni and friends, through our website.

A few months ago, I used this space to remind you of our website and the many new tools it offers us to better communicate online with our students, alumni and friends. So far we have been very pleased with the effectiveness of the new site in both opening and maintaining a continual dialogue between all of us here in Provo and our many friends around the world.

The new portion of our website dedicated exclusively to our college alumni and friends has been helping us forge tighter bonds. This interactive portal, which you can visit at cpms-alumni.byu.edu, helps further our goal of promoting greater communication within the CPMS community, regardless of the distances that may currently separate us.

By signing up with the Alumni & Friends section of our college website, you can build a personal profile and connect with other members of the BYU family through a variety of innovative tools.

You can also interact with and receive updates from various alumni organizations and clubs, as well as your respective departments.

Also, we distribute college and department information (including this eNewsletter) via the alumni portal. Members can manage all of their subscriptions and select the updates they would like to receive in order to stay current on the latest news and events.

These exciting options help you use our website more effectively to interact with one another and with the college as we strive to keep you apprised of the exciting things happening here at CPMS. We hope you have been taking advantage of these useful resources to stay connected with each other and your departments.

If you have not done so, I encourage you to register, create your profile and check out the many innovative features available. You need only your Route Y ID to register. If you don’t have a Route Y ID yet, I invite you to create one here and stay connected to your friends and favorite faculty members.

As always, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to keeping in touch in new and exciting ways.

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Jack-of-all Trades: John Lamb
Milton Lee Awarded by the ACS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Capturing the Flag & the Competition
Find Relatives Among Your Friends
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Joke Time With Professor Skinner
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Alum is a Finalist for National Award
COLLEGE LINKS
CPMS Homepage
Giving to the College
CPMS on Facebook
CPMS on Twitter
LinkedIn
CPMStv
FRONTIERS MAGAZINE
Spring 2011 Issue & Videos

 


PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND LECTURE ON SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Prominent religious scholar and law professor John W. Welch will discuss how religion and science differ, and yet go hand in hand, during the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s annual Summerhays Lecture on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

Welch has practiced and taught law for over thirty years and has extensive experience in religious research. The Summerhays Lecture, which is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between religion and science, will feature Welch’s insights on the subject.

His lecture which is titled, “Forging a Friendly Alliance between Mormonism and Science,” will talk about the success of numerous LDS scientists and how science and religion have worked together in their lives and pursuits.

“Forging a successful alliance often means putting two things together that really seem to have nothing to do with each other but in the end are necessary in order for both to advance,” Welch said.

Welch also is the editor-in-chief of BYU Studies, a journal that publishes articles where professors connect their academic disciplines with their religious beliefs. He will use examples from BYU Studies along with other examples from recent publications from several faith traditions.

While some religions teach concepts contrary to scientific theories, Welch suggests religion and science have strong common grounds, so that “true religion” and “true science” are not actually antithetical.

“A lot of times, contradictions are only apparently so,” Welch said. “When you step back a little bit from contradictions you can often find common ground or synergy.”

Follow this link for the rest of the story and an audio interview with Dr. Welch.
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY | COMPUTER SCIENCE | GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS | MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY | STATISTICS

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