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New & Noteworthy


Assistant Professor, Islam
Lecturer, Classical Judaism and the Ancient Near East

October 28, 2014, 5:00 PM, 602 CL
Architectural Studies and Religius Studies present Victoria Young, University of St. Thomas, speaking on Collaboration and Innovation: Marcel Breuer and the Benedictines Design Saint John’s Abbey Church.

November 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00 PM, 2628 CL
Religious Studies Colloquium presents Randall Balmer, Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & Sciences, Darmouth College, a discussion of the 25th anniversary edition of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subcultral in America. Download advanced readings.

November 5, 2014, 12:30-2:00 PM, 602 CL
Humanities Center Colloquium presents "The Historian’s Pickaxe: Uncovering the Origins of the Religious Right," featuring Randall Balmer, Dartmouth Professor in the Arts & Sciences, Dartmouth College, with responses by Paula Kane (Religious Studies) and Kristin Kanthak (Political Science).

November 5, 2015, 1:00 PM, Keystone Conference Room
3520 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Center for LGBT Health Research presents David Givens, Cooperative Doctoral Program in Religion, speaking on Baring the Soul: Intersections of Saints and Sexuality in Contemporary Culture.

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).

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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