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Learn “The Truth” Feb. 27 at JU

A Jacksonville University College of Arts & Sciences panel discussion Feb. 27 focuses on getting at “The Truth.”

Topics on everything from “Truth in Education” to “Personal Truth” to “News is Not the Truth!” will be presented and addressed by JU faculty members.

The yearly cross-disciplinary panels give faculty members from different academic areas a chance to address topical issues from the perspective of their respective disciplines.

This year the general theme for the fourth annual event is the slippery nature of truth — its political, scientific, educational and personal components — and how it is often misunderstood by the public, said Douglas M. Hazzard, Arts & Sciences Dean and the evening’s moderator.

“Truth: Have It Your Way,” which is free to the public, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Terry Concert Hall. Attendees can also view student artwork inspired by the topics, and attend a reception prior to the program at 5:30 p.m.

A complete lineup of topics is below, followed by a .pdf of the program.

For more information, contact (904) 256-7100, dhazzar@ju.edu.


Presenters and Topics:

Rethinking the Search for Truth — Matthew Groe, PhD., Associate Professor of Philosophy

Truth in Education: Is It on the Syllabus? — Steven Davis, PhD., Associate Professor of Education

It’s Just a Theory — Jeremy Stalker, PhD., Assistant Professor of Marine Science

News is Not the Truth! — Keith Saliba, PhD., Assistant Professor of Communication

Personal Truth: A Modern Oxymoron — Nathan Rousseau, PhD., Associate Professor of Sociology

The Liar’s Paradox — Capt. Herb Hadley, JU NROTC Unit Commanding Officer