ROCKLIN, Calif., – William Jessup University will host a lecture entitled “Faith and Science” featuring Dr. William Hurlbut, on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Bernardoni Lecture Hall.

Hurlbut is a physician and consulting professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University’s Medical Center.  Dr. Hurlbut completed his postdoctoral studies in theology and medical ethics.  His primary area of interest involves the ethical issues associated with advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness and studies in the integration of theology and philosophy of biology.

Hurlbut is the author of numerous publications on science and ethics and co-chair of two interdisciplinary faculty projects at Stanford. In addition to teaching, he has worked with NASA on projects in Astrobiology and is a member of the Chemical and Biological Warfare working group at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. Since 2002 he has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics.
The lecture also introduces WJU’s new Biology degree program launching this fall.  The program is dedicated to providing students with the personal and intellectual support to master core principles and competencies in the life sciences and to apply their knowledge from a Christian ethos, in the service of humanity. 

The new Bachelor of Arts in Biology will have three concentrations including General Biology, Human Biology, and Health and the Environment.

The event is presented at no cost however registration is required. To register for the event please visit