Baylor OVPR Welcomes UT Professor for Special Colloquium in Religion

Jan. 27, 2012

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Dr. Karl Galinsky, Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a lecture, "Why God Chose the Time of Augustus for the Birth of Christ," at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Miller Chapel of the Tidwell Bible Building on the Baylor University campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the department of religion and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) at Baylor.

Galinsky earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1963, and his doctoral degree from Princeton University in 1966. He has been at UT Austin since 1966 and was tenured at age 26, a full professor at age 30 and department chair at age 32. He has numerous publications and grants, including a Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships and many NEH projects. Galinsky's books on books on Greco-Roman antiquity include "Augustan Culture" and "The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus."

For more information, contact Jason Whitlark at (254) 710-4592.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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