How many ways can the universe kill you?


Contributed by Luke Keller

An asteroid impact? Earthquake? Plague of locusts? Flood? Tidal wave? Environmental or political collapse? Are you prepared for the end? Join us for a series of discussions on the culture and science of the apocalypse (

"Four Views of the Apocalypse:  A Panel Discussion on the Idea of the End"

Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 7pm in Business 111 as four Ithaca College faculty members discuss apocalyptical thoughts and beliefs about the end of time:

Ron Denson, Associate Professor, Department of Writing

Luke Keller, Associate professor and chair, Department of Physics

Nancy Menning, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Rachel Wagner, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Moderated by Stephen Clancy, Professor, Department of Art History


Then on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 pm in Textor 102 continue the discussion with our 2013 C.P Snow Lecturer:

"Doomsday Scenarios and the Ancient Maya: At the Crossroads of Culture, Science, and Religion"

Dr. Anthony F. Aveni

Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies, Colgate University


Both events sponsored by The School of Humanities and Sciences