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, 3/31

Readings for 1st meeting on 9/16:

"Seeing," by Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974.

"Silence Brought Me A Community and An Escape," by Sara Novic, New York Times Magazine July 19, 2022.

Poem "Hurrahing in Harvest," by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Bibliography of Past Readings