Van Slyke participates in international project to bridge science and the humanities

James Van Slyke, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, will be among 24 scholars participating in “Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II.”

Activities begin with seminars in Oxford, England, during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Participants come from universities worldwide, including Canada, India, Kenya, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.

The project is sponsored by Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), the United Kingdom’s subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Funds come from the Templeton Religion Trust and the Blankemeyer Foundation.

In addition to attending the seminars, participants will create an original research project in science and religion intended for major publication. There will also be a weekend colloquium in North America in February 2019 and a roundtable with presidents from participating institutions in the summer of 2019 at Oxford.

FPU psychology students will assist Van Slyke in his research, and Van Slyke will hire a research assistant for the duration of the grant. Funds are provided by the project.

“Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II” is aimed at early-to-mid-career faculty with proven interdisciplinary, leadership and communication skills as well as strong research records who represent the CCCU’s institutional, denominational, academic, geographic and demographic variety.

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Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations