The annual J. Roderick Davis Lecture is Samford University's premier public arts and sciences event. Each year's topic connects with important issues, current events, and historical milestones that reflect Samford's commitment to a broad liberal arts education.

The lecture series honors J. Roderick Davis, a 1958 Howard College alumnus and later the dean of Samford's Howard College of Arts and Sciences. When Davis retired from his office in 2001, his colleagues honored him by establishing a lecture series in his name that would bring to campus recognized scholars and public intellectuals.

J. Roderick Davis Lecture: Why Science and Faith Need Each Other In These Times
October 7, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wright Center Concert Hall

Elaine Howard Ecklund, director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, is a leading scholar at the intersection of science and religion, with more than $10 Million in grants and awards for her work.

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