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THE HEART OF TEXAS

     
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
COVID Response: All in-person and/or online programming will adapt with the most current health guidelines.

Fall 2021 Theme: Time

What is it? How do we spend it? What does it mean?

There is a time for everything.” After an entire year spent in lockdown, it is perhaps time for us to think more deeply about this famous passage. It is maybe time to ask ourselves whether our time allocations make sense, and whether they reflect what we really want to achieve in life.

WELCOME BACK COOKOUT

  • Friday August 27, Austin Institute backyard

NEW Program: Reading Group for Young Professionals 

  • Read and register below! (Starting September 3rd!)

SEMINARS

1.) “Time, Family, and Professional Careers: False Dichotomies, Real Stories, and Practical Tips." 

  • Aug. 31 (Tu.), Sept. 9 (Th.) & 14 (Tu.),

       7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Austin Institute

2.) “Time to Think and Thoughts About Time," with UT Professor Daniel Bonevac

  • Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26,

       7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Austin Institute

3.) “Fighting for Your Time,” with Dr. Kevin Stuart and Dr. Marianna Orlandi

  • Nov. 2, 9 & 16,

       7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Austin Institute

 TABLE TALKS 

1.) “Does Time Exist? A Scientist’s Take,” with Kurt Schroeder

  • Sept. 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin

 

2.) “The Beauties of 'Things Visible and Invisible' in the Tuscan Casentino: Reflections of a Pilgrim," with Professor Emeritus Norman Farmer. 

  • Oct. 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin 

 

3.) “Uncertain Times," with Steven Hebbard.

  • Nov. 8, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin 

LECTURES

1.) “The Rights and Responsibilities of Parents” with Professor Joseph Price, co-sponsored with Texas Public Policy Foundation

  • Wed. Sept. 1, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM,

       Texas Public Policy Foundation, 901 Congress Avenue, Austin

2.) "Time and Healing" with Professor Matt Breuninger

  • Fri. Oct. 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

       University Catholic Center, 2010, University Ave, Austin

... and More to Come!

  • Welcome Back Cookout
    Welcome Back Cookout
    Aug 27, 7:00 PM
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join us for an outdoor event for students and faculty to socialize and have burgers and brats while following city guidelines for outdoor gatherings!
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  • The Good Life Book Club
    The Good Life Book Club
    Sep 03, 6:30 PM – Dec 10, 8:00 PM
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This program is for Austin’s young professionals. We are creating a space, a recurring occasion for cultural enrichment, dialogue, and personal growth. We will meet every other week, (most likely) on Friday evening. Register below to save your spot... and spread the word!
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  • FALL 2021 EVENTS
    TBD
    FALL 2021 EVENTS
    Fall 2021
    Austin, TX
    Programing for next semester will be listed here once registration is open.
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THIS SUMMER AT THE AUSTIN INSTITUTE
Our summer programs are booked and underway!
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 Undergraduate Fellows Program 

 Summer Session 

 A week in Galveston, TX 

 Time for learning and leisure 

     
PROGRAM AREAS
COMPACT SEMINARS

Each semester we host compact seminars 3-4 weeks long just north of UT's campus. We examine a range of issues and questions from moral problems to technology and relationships.

TABLE TALKS

Each month we host a free dinner near UT with a guest presenter, interesting people from business, non-profit, university life, or ministry. These are intentionally small gatherings and we open the table for questions and conversation.

LECTURES AND DEBATES

Tackling significant questions in economics, bioethics, or sexuality, we host lectures and debates from a range of viewpoints and with speakers from Austin and all over the US. Big ideas are welcome!

SUMMER SEMINARS

With scholars and students from across the country, each summer we host seminars for high school and college students exploring questions fundamental to human life and flourishing.