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New & Noteworthy


April 16-17: Symposium on Producing the Sacred in Modern U.S. Literature and Visual Culture: Sites of Religious and Secular Interaction

March 20: Conference on Reproductive Health, Access, and Action

March 23: "Can Buddhism Save the Environment?" Screening and meet the award-winning director of "Searching for Sacred Mountain," Noon, 602 CL

March 26, "What Can I Do with a Religious Studies Degree?" Eat, Meet, Greet with alum Anna Quider (class of 2007)


Clark Chilson, Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contraditions of Concealment, Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture (UHP, 2014).

Paula Kane, Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America (UNC Press, 2013). View PODCAST interview with the author.

Linda Penkower co-edits Hindu Rituals at the Margins: Innovatiions, Transformations, Reconsiderations (USCP, 2014).

Adam Shear co-edits Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of David B. Ruderman (HUCP/Pitt Press), 2014).


Adam Shear wins 2015 Special Initiative to Promote Scholarly Activities in the Humanities for the digital humanites project "Footprints: Tracking Early Modern Jewish Books Through Time And Space"

Rachel Kranson wins 2013-2014 Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies Fellowship

Rebecca Denova wins 2014 CGS Student Choice Award

Margarita Delgado wins 2013-2014 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Lianghao Lu wins 2013-2014 Chancellor's Fellowship in Chinese Studies

Hetal Patel among inaugural recipients of University Honors College 2013-2014 Scholarships

Andrew Abboud (Religious Studies and Biology) receives 2014 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention


Joel Brady (PhD 2012) competes to become 1st American Ninja Warrior

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