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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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Tue, Sep 04

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Stumberg Hall

Compact Seminar: "Craft and Culture: Practicing Virtue in an Automated World" with Dr. Bethany Hebbard

How might we rediscover “craft” as the significant exercise of power, skill, creativity, and virtue? In turn, how might the practice of this deeper craft help regenerate healthy cultures? Join Dr. Bethany Hebbard as she explores these questions Tuesdays September 4, 11, 18, and 25.

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Compact Seminar: "Craft and Culture: Practicing Virtue in an Automated World" with Dr. Bethany Hebbard
Compact Seminar: "Craft and Culture: Practicing Virtue in an Automated World" with Dr. Bethany Hebbard

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Sep 04, 2018, 7:00 PM – Sep 25, 2018, 8:30 PM

Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA

About The Event

Humans long to be makers, even in a culture where time is scarce, and most of our daily needs have been outsourced or automated. No surprise, then, that luxury goods announce their pedigree as “craft beer,” or “hand-crafted fashion,” while middle-class consumers sustain a lively market for mass-produced “craft” supplies and kits. But are there deeper ways of understanding what “craft” means, and why we continue to seek it? How might we rediscover “craft” as the significant exercise of power, skill, creativity, and virtue? In turn, how might the practice of this deeper craft help regenerate healthy cultures? Join Dr. Bethany Hebbard as she explores these questions and more through storytelling, discussion, and friendly debate.

Bethany Hebbard (nee Bear) received her PhD in English from Baylor University in 2012. In 2015, she left an academic teaching post and returned to Texas to join her husband, Steven, at Community First! Village, a master-planned community for the formerly homeless in east Austin. There she and Steven serve as the Village’s innkeepers, while Bethany directs the Community Corps, a missional volunteer training program integrating service, spiritual formation, and life in community.

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