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“Science and Religion: Understanding Evolution” Discussion to be Held

Dr. Richard Raesly, professor of biology at Frostburg State University, and Rev. Bill Pinches, pastor of the Frostburg Presbyterian Church, will explore the controversial subject “Science and Religion: Understanding Evolution” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the FSU Compton Science Center, room 226.

Raesly has taught biology at FSU since 1989. His expertise consists of aquatic ecology and systematics of fishes. Raesly’s research has been funded by several granting agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Soviet Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society. His work has also been published in many peer-reviewed journals that include Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, American Midland Naturalist and others. Raesly received his B.S. in biology from Albright College, Master of Wildlife Biology from FSU and Ph.D. in Ecology from Penn State University.

Pinches has been pastor of the Frostburg Presbyterian Church for two years and is chair of the Committee on Preparation for the Ministry of Baltimore Presbytery. He also serves as a member of the FSU United Campus Ministry Board of Directors. He received his B.A. in religion from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and both his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Sponsors for the event include FSU’s United Campus Ministry and the FSU Department of Biology. For more information, contact 301-687-7490.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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