Samford University chemistry professor Paul Wiget is working both within the church and within his profession to advance the unified cause of science and faith. According to OneVoice, the magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, Wiget organized the first-ever Gold Mass at Birmingham's Cathedral of St. Paul for the Birmingham chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS). He also arranged for the group to have a booth at a regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.
“To our knowledge this is the first time a professional group of religious people have had a booth at a secular professional conference,” Wiget told the magazine. “To be a faithful witness to the harmony between science and faith in such a place was truly awesome."
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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.