Religious Studies

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February 9, 2010

Religion and Culture of Senegal the Focus of Numerous Black History Month Events

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Islam in Africa exhibit and lecture, film screenings, and a hip hop performance will take place throughout February The religion and culture of Senegal are the focus of a number of events during Lafayette’s celebration of Black History Month. The events include the Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal exhibit in Skillman Library’s [...]

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

February 1, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

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Events include lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances; The keynote address by Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 has been postponed Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February with lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances. The celebration’s keynote address by award-winning author, filmmaker, and professor Molefi [...]

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November 3, 2009

Religious Scholar Robert Segal Will Discuss ‘Hollywood Stars as Gods’ Nov. 11

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His research focuses on the changing conceptions of myth Robert Segal, professor and chair of religious studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, will speak on “Hollywood Stars as Gods: Bringing Myth Back to the World” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Free and open to the [...]

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October 16, 2009

Mark Smith of New York University to Speak on the Origins of Biblical Monotheism

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Early Israel had a pantheon of gods, he says Mark S. Smith, Skirball Professor of Bible and professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University, will deliver a talk entitled “God and the Origins of Biblical Monotheism” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the auditorium of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Free and [...]

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June 29, 2009

College Introduces New Major in Asian Studies

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Program will help expand the geographical and cultural scope of the College’s global offerings Lafayette is offering students a new avenue to study the culture, traditions, history, and politics of the major regions of Asia. The faculty approved an interdisciplinary major in Asian studies at its May meeting. The College previously offered a minor in [...]

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October 17, 2008

Jennifer Bell ’11 Receives Grant to Continue Sustainability Efforts on Campus

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Grant will fund community gardens in Metzgar Fields Jennifer Bell ’11 (Purcellville, Va.), a double major in geology and religious studies, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to create an organic community garden in Metzgar Fields. Assisted by David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, [...]

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August 8, 2008

Engaging the Earth’s Natural Processes

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My experience working with Lafayette’s composting initiative. By Jennifer Bell ’11 This summer, Jennifer Bell ’11 (Purcellville, Va.), a double major in geology and religious studies, is leading and performing research for Lafayette’s campus-wide composting initiative as an EXCEL scholar under the guidance of Art Kney, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Students, Faculty, [...]

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May 22, 2008

Students Will Study Art and Literature of Medieval and Renaissance Italy

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Professors Diane Cole Ahl and Rado Pribic will lead summer interim-session course From May 26 – June 14, Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History, and Rado Pribic, Williams Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will lead 26 students through Italy on a three-week, summer interim session course. The students will be studying the [...]

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March 3, 2008

Peter Dimmick ’08 Explores the Possibility of ‘Justice After War’

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Religion and politics major is working on honors research with Stephen Lammers, Manson Professor of the English Bible Peter Dimmick ’08 (Sewickley, Pa.) is majoring in religion and politics. He is currently working on his honors thesis “Justice After War” with Stephen Lammers, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of the English Bible. The following is a [...]

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November 12, 2007

A Woman Misunderstood

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Kristin Hayes ’08 writes about her exploration of media portrayals of Mary Magdalene As a double major in art and religious studies, Kristin Hayes ’08 (Roseland, N.J.) has come up with some very probing questions about Mary Magdalene and her portrayal in modern forms of entertainment. Under the guidance of Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor and [...]