Science and Reputation: Biology, Social Thought, and the Modern University

U-M Bicentennial Seal

Event Information

Date & Time
February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Join Robert Bender, Francis X. Blouin, Terrence J. McDonald, Kate Rosenblatt, and Perrin Selcer (all from the University of Michigan) as they look at a transformative period in the intellectual life of the University (1880-1920). New ideas were emerging about how individuals should conduct themselves and relate with others. These questions, once considered primarily spiritual, then seemed more the province of biology. Evolution studies brought new perspectives. But biology did not ultimately embrace all the possible directions, opening a path for the development of social science. This discussion will look at the intersections of natural science, psychology, philosophy, faith, and belief that at the University of Michigan, transformed it into an early model of the modern research university.

This LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester event is presented with support from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office. Additional support provided by the Department of History and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Rachel Maddix
Event Contact
Michael Gawlik
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Last modified: 02/15/2017