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FALL 2023 EVENTS

  • Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Rowling Hall (Room 4.314), 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Among the Catholic political thinkers of the 20th century, Augusto Del Noce stood out for his ability to trace the deep theological and philosophical roots of modern politics. In this talk, his English translator will discuss Del Noce's analysis of the rise of modern totalitarian movements...
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  • Oct 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Texas Public Policy Foundation, 901 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA
    For the past 10 years, the Austin institute and its fellows have answered the same questions and relentlessly and bravely defended the eternal truths of human nature and of the family from the attacks of modern culture. Join us and our fellows in discussing the next 10 years!
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  • Oct 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What's the big deal about divorce? Why should we read and talk about it when everyone around us seems to be fine with it? The truth is: no matter what our family background, our age, or our state in life is, we all need to rediscover the immense impact that family life has on us and on our culture.
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  • Oct 04, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Bagels, coffee, and male-only discussions on what matters most. Once a month, attendees will have the chance to read and talk about issues and challenges that the men of today are facing and that too often remain undisclosed: for fear of judgment or misunderstanding.
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  • Sep 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This program is reserved for UT graduate students (and spouses) and is structured as a series of conversations around a dinner table. Dinner is provided, but prior registration is required. One or two short articles --our conversations starters--will be sent beforehand.
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  • Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall or Zoom, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This coming fall, we are starting a new Good Life Reading Group + (Level 2). It will be open to all individuals above forty --or younger, but who do not feel they are "young professionals" anymore. Our first meeting will be in September and then continue every other week.
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Fri, May 10

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Punch Bowl Social

Bowling - (Not) - Alone!

Creating community through the forgotten tradition of bowling tournaments.

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Bowling - (Not) - Alone!
Bowling - (Not) - Alone!

Time & Location

May 10, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Punch Bowl Social, 522 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA

About The Event

Younger generations of Americans have lost habits and traditions that used to create community. We may still meet in churches, bars, and clubs, but we rarely create bonds that last longer than a life season, and that truly force us to get out of ourselves. Most of the times, people have virtual interactions and prefer not to enter relationships that demand commitment and continuity.

One of those lost traditions is Bowling Leagues. In his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert D. Putnam underscores precisely how American culture has turned away from community and become individualistic. What a better way to celebrate the end of a fruitful academic year, then, than by joining the Austin Institute's bowling tournament & party?!

Since the spots are limited, we have included a registration fee, to avoid no-shows. Of course, you are always welcome to donate more. The event will include the use of 4 bowling lanes, free non-alcholic drinks and a fair amount of snacks!

The torunament will run from 6 PM to 8 PM. Since we would like to make the most of those 4 lanes, we ask you to please be there on time.

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