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9/30/2016
“Computers and Life,” Bristol, UK

10/11/2016
ASA 75th Anniversary Dinner Event

10/13/2016 » 10/15/2016
National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Charlotte, NC

10/16/2016
“From What Has Been Made,” Columbia, SC

10/17/2016
“CRISPR & the Ethics of Human Gene Editing,” Rochester, NY

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ASA Meeting 2016 - from Airport (sharing a ride) 24 C. Rusbult My name is Timothy OppermanI can offer rides to Azusa Pacific University from Los Angeles. I am staying downtown with some family and will be driving to APU every morning, and driving back every evening. Let me know if you need a ride and we can work something out. Please email me at tim.opperman@gmail.com
by T. Opperman
Thursday, July 21, 2016
ASA Meeting 2016 - for Car Drivers & Riders 1 C. Rusbult I can offer rides to Azusa Pacific University from Los Angeles. I am staying downtown with some family and will be driving to APU every morning, and driving back every evening. Let me know if you need a ride and we can work something out. Please email me at tim.opperman at gmail.com
by T. Opperman
Thursday, July 21, 2016
ICE (International Congress of Entomology) 0 J. Reynolds Hello, The International Congress of Entomology will be meeting in Orlando FL this coming September (Sept 25-Sept 30). I was wondering if there are other ASA members who are planning to be there and if anyone would be interested in meeting at some point.
by J. Reynolds
Thursday, June 09, 2016
ICSA VIII: "The Future of Religion: Re-Enchantment of the World?" 0 O. Gruenwald CALL FOR PAPERS ICSA VIII. WORLD  CONGRESS THE  FUTURE  OF  RELIGION: RE - ENCHANTMENT  OF  THE  WORLD? HILTON  PASADENA,  CALIFORNIA,  USA,  22 - 23  JULY  2016 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Suggested  Themes:     John Paul II--philosopher-poet-Pope--forged a grand new synthesis unmatched since Thomas Aquinas’ Summa.  It is timely, then, to ask how and why John Paul’s vision of a new evangelization of culture may impact the Church and the world.  A scholar whose many encyclicals sought to make religion accessible and relevant to the modern world, John Paul combined the moral courage of the Russian Nobel-winning author Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn with a major French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain’s personalism that emphasized human dignity and universal spiritual yearnings, bridging East and West.  Personal experience as a witness to Nazi and communist dictatorships in his native Poland sharpened his vision and prayer life, and contributed to his formation and pastoral calling rooted in Christian humanism.  But it was his friendly demeanor, approachable personality, openness to all seekers, and bearings under physical afflictions that appealed to all and made John Paul II everyone’s Pope across geographical and cultural divides, prompting the call for his sainthood (“santo subito”). The question, thus, arises: What are the prospects for John Paul’s quest for the evangelization of culture and the future of religion in a world that embraces a commercial ethos with highly atomized, self-referential individuals in a postmodern global society in search of common bonds?  Can such a world experience re-enchantment by rediscovering St. Paul’s cardinal virtues--faith, hope, and love--as the road energized by Christ’s promise of grace, mercy, and redemption?  __________________________________________________________________________________ ICSA VIII endeavors to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and denominations for an exciting international conference which takes both scholarship and faith seriously.  ICSA VIII: The Future of Religion is co-sponsored by IIR-ICSA-JIS in the City of the Roses–the world-famous Tournament of Roses--in sunny Southern California, with many cultural & sightseeing opportunities. All conference participants must pre-register.  Abstracts (250 words) due: May 1, 2016: c/o Dr. O. Gruenwald, JIS Editor, 1065 Pine Bluff Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107, USA, per e-mail (no attachments) to: info@jis3.org. Include: Paper Title, First & Last Name, faculty or student, institution, mailing address, telephone & e-mail. Fully-developed papers will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXIX 2017.  ICSA VIII 2016 Web: www.jis3.org/icsaviii.htm. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ CONFERENCE  STRUCTURE:      Check-In: Thursday, July 21, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Hilton Pasadena. Reception: Thursday, July 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Coffee Corner.  Main Conference Program: Friday - Saturday, July 22-23, 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM: Monterey Room.   Keynote: Friday, July 22, 8:00 - 9:00 PM: Monterey Room. Format: Multidisciplinary panels and papers.  Participants are encouraged to attend the entire conference to enhance dialogue, synergy, and synthesis, as well as fellowship.  Presenting a paper is not a prerequisite for participation.  Indicate if you prefer to serve as discussant. Family members enjoy the reduced student registration rate.  Audio-Visual Equipment: Bring laptop or flash drive if desired for PowerPoint presentation.  Cultural/Sightseeing: Before or after the conference. Optional Field Trip: Huntington Library & Gardens, Pasadena. ______________________________________________________________________________ TRAVEL  AND  ACCOMMODATIONS:       Lodging: We recommend that conference participants make their hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Hilton Pasadena Reservations: 1-800-445-8667 or 626-577-1000.  Cultural/sightseeing/ travel/accommodations:  Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitpasadena.com; 1-800-307-7977.  Bring an alarm clock and a sweater or jacket for cooler mornings and evenings. Ground Transportation:  Hilton Pasadena (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101) may be reached from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via shuttles, e.g., Super Shuttle (shared ride $25): 1-800-258-3826, or rent-a-car (ca. 45-minute drive). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ICSA VIII  REGISTRATION  FORM: First and Last Name (Please Print) _________________________________________________________________________ Institution/Street Address _______________________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________  State ______________________________  ZIP___________________ Telephone __________________________________  E-Mail _____________________________________________________ REGISTRATION  FEE: By March 15, 2016: After March 15, 2016: After May 1, 2016:       Totals: ____  Regular:  $100 ____  Regular: $125 ____ Regular: $150        $ ______ ____  Student:  $  75 ____  Student: $100 ____ Student: $100        $ ______ TOTAL  REGISTRATION:  $ ______ Money Order/Travelers Check in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to:  ICSA. Mail Form & Payment to: Dr. O. Gruenwald, 1065 Pine Bluff Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA. For Credit Card: Use PayPal Cart on JIS Web: www.jis3.org/icsaviii.htm.
by O. Gruenwald
Thursday, April 14, 2016
ASA Annual MTG Question: Is time for fellowship lacking? 1 E. Ruppel      You ask good questions, Emily.  As explained below, I think the ASA meetings are great as-is (as they have been) but if you can find ways to make them better, socially and spiritually, they will be even better!    Since 1990, I've been to 15 annual meetings of ASA, and they're my favorite conferences.  There are many reasons, but partly it's due to the structure -- arranged by ASA (thanks!) -- that encourages socializing: everyone eats meals together, and most of us stay at the same dorms.  This makes it easy, by contrast with other conferences where you must "hustle" and find a group to join for restaurants, and at night people are scattered at different hotels.    With ASA, usually at night there are one or two "social areas" for those who want to meet and talk. The locations depend on local geography: where are the evening events held, is there an obvious meeting area near it, do the dorms have a general lounge (on the first floor, open to all) that is a friendly meeting place, and so on.  If some areas are not obvious to all -- for example, if one dorm is closer to the evening events or it has a more people-friendly lounge, compared with other dorms, so it's a good meeting area but those living in other dorms won't know about it -- this information could be shared in "general announcements", especially early in the meeting, at the Thursday evening meal, then at plenary sessions Friday evening and Saturday.Craig Rusbult
by C. Rusbult
Tuesday, July 03, 2012