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Dr. Paul Wallace, ’88, to Deliver Annual Hamilton Lecture at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Author and professor Paul Wallace, Ph.D., will deliver Young Harris College’s annual Hamilton Lecture on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Hatcher Dining Room of the Rollins Campus Center on the YHC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wallace’s writings focus on the juxtaposition of science and faith. He is a frequent contributor to the online magazine Religion Dispatches, the blog and the Huffington Post.

His book, “Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos,” was recently published by Fortress Press. A book sale and signing will take place following the lecture.

In ways both confident and gentle, his debut book shows God’s presence in the ever-evolving cosmos. Relying on his upbringing as a Baptist, his doctoral work in experimental nuclear physics and gamma-ray astronomy, and his ordination to the gospel ministry in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Dr. Wallace weaves together faith and science while calling into perspective the scale of the cosmos and our place within it.

Dr. Wallace holds a doctorate in nuclear physics from Duke University and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in historical theology from Emory University. His published articles range from the scientific to the popular. He has twice been awarded a NASA Faculty Fellowship at Goddard Space Flight Center and has twice served on the faculty of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative in Dharamsala, India.

Dr. Wallace lives in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife and three children.

The Hamilton Lecture Series brings outstanding religious spokespersons to YHC to discuss faith-based topics. It was established by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Strain, along with other members of their family, to honor Mrs. Strain’s parents, Rev. George Wharton Hamilton and Naomi Barton Hamilton. Rev. Hamilton was a 1907 graduate of YHC who served on the College’s faculty and was active as a minister in the North Georgia Conference for 37 years.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and is a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2015-2016 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit

Dr. Wallace

Dr. Paul Wallace, ’88, will deliver Young Harris College’s annual Hamilton Lecture on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m.