Mary Evelyn Tucker

Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation 
The Film with Discussion to Follow

February 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
Whitten Learning Center, LC 130
University of Miami

Featuring Mary Evelyn Tucker

‌Mary Evelyn Tucker presents the Emmy award winning film that she produced and co-wrote with evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe, a film that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe.

Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Divinity School, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Center for Bioethics. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim. A specialist in Asian religions (Ph.D., Columbia), Tucker is the author and editor of four books on Japanese Confucianism. Her concern for the environmental crisis, especially in Asia, led her to organize with John Grim a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard. She and Grim are series editors for the ten-volumes from the conferences distributed by Harvard University Press. Tucker has been involved with the Earth Charter since its inception, serving on the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee and as a member of the Earth Charter International Council.