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Paul Lorenzini

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Paul Lorenzini graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1964, later earning a PhD in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University and a law degree from Loyola Law School. During his career he served as President of Pacific Power and Light, headed a 5,000-person operation at the Hanford nuclear site in Eastern Washington, and in 2007 cofounded NuScale Power, a company that develops small modular nuclear reactors for commercial use. In 2002 Paul was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame. He served for several years as a trustee of the Oregon State University Foundation Board, chaired the Board of Trustees in 2010–11, and currently serves on the Board of Regents for the Honors College.

A student of Francis Schaeffer, Paul has taught church classes on being a Christian in the twenty-first century while applying Schaeffer’s cultural theories to shed light on the underlying dynamics of the nuclear power controversy. He teaches a colloquium in the Honors College on the historical tensions between the sciences and the humanities. Paul is writing a book on the Sixties, Humanizing the Cosmos: The Quest for Meaning in Post-Sixties America, and he is active in Kairos Prison Ministry International.

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