A unique opportunity for grad students

After returning from Thanksgiving break, there is a unique opportunity for grad students to hear from a world class physical chemist about how he navigates the often perceived conflict between being a science scholar while also being a follower of Jesus. Professor Thomas Rizzo, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Physical Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will be at UGA on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to deliver a lecture for the chemistry department. He also agreed to come a day early and make himself available for interaction with graduate students. 

On Monday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 5 pm, Dr. Rizzo will be speaking at a reception on the topic of "Science and Faith: An Impossible Mix?" He will be sharing his personal journey on the topic for about 25 minutes and then have 20 to 25 minutes of Q&A. Light refreshments will also be served.

The meeting will be held in the Chemistry Annex Conference Room (Room 401CA), which can only seat about 35. This venue will allow more interaction with Dr. Rizzo compared to a larger auditorium. An invitation will also be extended to grad students in the sciences, so we are asking those interested in attending to RSVP so that we don't have too many for the room. I will also send more specifics about the room location to help you find it if you have never been to this building.

- Buz Amason 

Faculty Commons Field Representative
University of Georgia