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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 2nd!)

SEMINARS

1.) “Time, Family, and Professional Careers: False Dichotomies, Real Stories, and Practical Tips" with Professors Catherine Pakaluk and Joseph Price

  • 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.) “What is Time? Reflections from a Catholic Physicist” with Kurt Schroder

  • Sept. 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 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, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin 

3.) “Uncertain Times" with Steven Hebbard

  • Nov. 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin 

LECTURES

1.) “Ties That Bind: Preserving Parent/Child Relationships” 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 University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

2.) "Soulmates and Other Myths about the Family in America" with Professor Catherine Pakaluk, co-sponsored with UCC

  • Fri. Sept. 10, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

3.) "Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time," Professor Matt Breuninger

  • Fri. Oct. 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

       University Catholic Center, 2010, University Ave, Austin

... and More to Come!

  • The Good Life Book Club
    The Good Life Book Club
    Sep 02, 2021, 6:30 PM – May 12, 2022, 8:30 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, on Thursday or Friday evening (based on attendees' needs). Register below to save your spot... and spread the word!
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  • Compact Seminar: Time to Think and Thoughts About Time
    Compact Seminar: Time to Think and Thoughts About Time
    Oct 05, 7:00 PM – Oct 26, 8:30 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What is time? Is it a fourth dimension, or something altogether different? Does it have an intrinsic direction? Is time travel possible? How does time shape our lives and our conceptions of who we are?
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  • Lecture: Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time
    Lecture: Called to Freedom: Healing One Day at a Time
    Oct 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Join us for an evening program about time, personal healing, and Christian freedom with Assistant Professor of Psychology and Austin Institute fellow Dr. Matthew Breuninger!
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  • Fighting for Your Attention, Stealing Away Your Time: How to Survive in a Distracted World and How Did We Get Here?
    Fighting for Your Attention, Stealing Away Your Time: How to Survive in a Distracted World and How Did We Get Here?
    Nov 02, 7:00 PM – Nov 23, 8:30 PM
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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  • Table Talk: Uncertain Times
    Table Talk: Uncertain Times
    Nov 08, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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  • Tradition Amid Chaos: An Evening With Sohrab Ahmari
    Tradition Amid Chaos: An Evening With Sohrab Ahmari
    Nov 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    "As a young father and a self-proclaimed 'radically assimilated immigrant,' Sohrab Ahmari realized that when it comes to shaping his young son's moral fiber, today's America comes up short."
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THIS SUMMER AT THE AUSTIN INSTITUTE
Our summer programs are booked and underway!
Learn more about our seminars by following the buttons below.
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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.