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Dominican University's Siena Center to Host Lecture on the Hydrography of Faith

1/24/2013 - 1:51 PM PST

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River Forest, IL (January 24, 2013) - Dominican University's St. Catherine of Siena Center will host a lecture by Christiana Z. Peppard, a scholar whose research focuses on the duality of water as both a scarce ecological resource and as a significant theological symbol. The lecture will be held on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of Dominican's Priory Campus, 7200 West Division Street, River Forest. The lecture, titled "Living Water: Ecology, Sacramentality and the Hydrography of Faith," will explore the ethical, ecological and theological significance of fresh water in today's world.

Peppard is assistant professor of theology and science at Fordham University. She received her PhD in theology with distinction from the Yale School of Divinity in 2011. Her dissertation focused on the creation of an ethic of fresh water in an era of globalization by drawing on resources in moral anthropology and Catholic social teaching.

She is author of several articles and essays on ecology, ethics and theology, and is co-editor of Expanding Horizons in Bioethics and the forthcoming Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology, and Resource Extraction. Prior to joining the faculty at Fordham, she served as cathedral scholar in residence at St. John the Divine in New York City and visiting scholar at the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham. She holds a master's degree in ethics from Yale and a bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University.

The lecture is free and open the public. For more information, contact the Siena Center at (708) 714-9105 or siena@dom.edu.

Dominican University established the St. Catherine of Siena Center to examine critical issues of church and society in the light of faith and scholarship. The center calls together members of the university community, professional ministers and the wider community of faith who are committed to deepening their insight into the role of the Christian in today's world.

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelorís degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and masterís degrees through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2013 issue of Americaís Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest masterís level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as one of three Great Schools at a Great Price in Illinois.

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