CORVALLIS - Stanley L. Jaki, a nationally recognized expert on the history science and its relationship with religion, will give two free public lectures at Oregon State University on Monday, Oct. 18.

The first, "Medieval Inventiveness in Technology and Science," will begin at noon in Memorial Union Room 105. Jaki also will present an evening lecture, "The Earth-Moon Relationship and Extraterrestrials," which begins at 7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium in Wilkinson Hall. Both free lectures are sponsored by OSU's Department of History.

A "distinguished professor" at Seton Hall University, Jaki is the author of more than 30 books on science, focusing on the history of physics, modern cosmologies, the philosophy of science, and theology and science. The Hungarian-born Jaki has doctorates in both physics and theology, and entered the Benedictine Order in 1942. He was ordained a priest six years later.

He has been on the Seton Hall faculty since 1965, and has since earned numerous academic honors, including the Templeton Prize for Religion in 1987. He also has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, and was a Freemantle Lecturer at Balliol College in Oxford.

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Gary Ferngren, 541-737-3421