Lane Atmore '16 discusses her research in Fairfield, Iowa, focused on the area's "surprisingly numerous sustainability initiatives."
Timothy Knepper, Professor of Philosophy, Drake University
While Christianity may be the most common religion practiced by Iowans, it is not the only one. Drake University’s “Religions of Des Moines Initiative” is exploring, documenting, and placing Christianity in dialogue with others, including Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, all of which have practitioners and places of worship in Des Moines. The Initiative’s goal is to develop and practice a philosophy of religion that is diverse.
Timothy Knepper is a professor of philosophy at Drake University, where he chairs the Department of Philosophy and Religion and directs The Comparison Project, a public program in comparative philosophy of religion. He teaches and publishes in the philosophy of religion, comparative religion, late ancient Neoplatonism, and mystical discourse. He is the author of books on the future of the philosophy of religion (The Ends of Philosophy of Religion, Palgrave, 2013) and the sixth-century Christian mystic known as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (Negating Negation, Wipf & Stock, 2014). He is currently working on an edited collection on "Comparative Grammars of Ineffability," a textbook on "Global Philosophy of Religion," and a photo-illustrated book on the "Religions of Des Moines.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies and the Department of Religious Studies.
Join Grinnell alumni for a two-day symposium on written communication on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20, 2016.
Spencer Piston ’01 talks about why Americans love the welfare state in an age of economic inequality.
The Department of Physics invites applications for two one-year appointments beginning fall 2016.
Professor and students work on cutting-edge research with USDA and Iowa State University.
Grinnell Golf and Country Club membership vote in favor of the College's purchase of the Club, Club's Board unanimously approves the sale.
Register by Feb. 26 for the March institute with free academic mini-courses for 7th–12th graders.
Leading data scientist and Grinnell alum to speak on data, machines, and people.
Author/performer reads from her play and discusses the experiences of women during the 1980s farm crisis.