Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group

Wine and books imageAll UP faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. We read and discuss ideas that matter in a convivial gathering, with good people and reasonable refreshments, in the Murphy Room (Franz Hall).  Contact Karen Eifler ( if you have suggestions for readings, poems or images to share. Bring a friend!

Gatherings in 2022-23 

All Fridays, 3:30--5PM

9/16, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14

Readings for meeting on 4/14:

Poem, "Outing, Iowa" by Oliver Bendorf (2015)

"The Talisman," an introduction to Galileo's Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger (2016). Penguin Books.

A Catholic Response to Gender Identity Theory, issued in January 2023 by Alexander King Sample to the archdiocese of Portland in Oregon


Bibliography of Past Readings