Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2001-08-03
Dr. Timothy F. George, dean of Samford University's Beeson Divinity School, has been selected to serve on the advisory board of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The Forum, a new project supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of how religion shapes American ideas and institutions. Its purpose is to bridge the worlds of scholarship, public policy and journalism to function as both a clearinghouse and a town hall.
Upcoming Forum events include an examination of President George W. Bush's proposal regarding charity tax credits and a winter conference on religious perspectives of the death penalty.
Dr. George has been dean of Beeson Divinity School since it was established in 1988.
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 US News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.