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Diggin' the Holy City

  Diggin' the Holy City in UNC Charlotte Magazine  (Pages 14-17)  
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Jerusalem Dig Hits Pay Dirt
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Mount Zion Dig in the News
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Julia Robinson on Time Warner Cable News Discussing Charleston Shootings
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Julia Robinson Discusses History Behind Charleston Shootings on WCCB Morning Show
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John Reeves Honored by Alma Mater

Dr. John C. Reeves of the Department of Religious Studies was publicly awarded the Graduate Medallion by Hebrew Union College­–Jewish Institute of Religion during that institution’s graduation ceremonies held in Cincinnati on May 31, 2015.  In his presentation remarks which accompanied the bestowal of the Graduate Medallion, Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., the President of HUC–JIR, praised the...
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Religion Matters 2015: Our First Department Newsletter

Thanks to Editor-in-Chief Haley Twist and staff Chelsea Carskaddon, Jason Graham, and Zannah Kimbrel, the Department of Religious Studies proudly publishes its first newsletter.  Please let us know what you think!  2015 Religion Matters
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Department Awards Witherspoon and Underwood Scholarships for 2015-16

Congratulations to three outstanding students who have been awarded academic scholarships for 2015-2016.  Gabrielle Haley is the recipient of the Lambda Chi Alpha-Loy H. Witherspoon Scholarship.  Sabeeka Ali and Rhondra Bacon each received the Richard A. Underwood Scholarship.  All were chosen by the faculty for their exceptional academic work.  Congratulations on these well-...
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Hear Dr. Abdelmahdi Al-soudi on Charlotte Talks

Abdelmahdi Al-soudi - Visiting Scholar, UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies; Professor of Political Sociology and Middle East Studies, Jordan University participated on Charlotte Talks, Friday, May 1.  Listen to an archive of the broadcase here:
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Janna Shedd Awarded the College's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Part-Time Faculty Member

  Shedd is a part-time lecturer in the Religious Studies Department of the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where she has taught since 2009. Janna completed her master’s degree at UNC Charlotte and her bachelor’s degree at UNC Asheville. Her research interests are South and East Asian religions, the effects of globalization on religion and culture, and multicultural education. For...
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UNCC at AAR in Atlanta, November 2015

Faculty and grad student papers at the American Academy of Religion meeting November 21-24, 2015, in Atlanta: Kent Brintnall:  “Heterogeneity and/as Affectivity in Georges Bataille's Sacred Sociology" in a co-sponsored session by the Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group and Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group. Joe Winters:  “Adorno, Aesthetic Experience, and The Shuddering...
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John Reeves Awarded American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for Work on "Illuminating the Afterlife of Ancient Jewish Literature"

John Reeves was one of seventy new Fellows in a very competitive field this year for the American Council of Learned Societies.  He will be on leave for fall semester to work on his project.  The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the 2014-15 ACLS Fellowship competition. This year, ACLS increased the top stipend level and the number of...
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31st Annual Witherspoon Lecture: The Impossibility of Religious Freedom

SPEAKER TO TACKLE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT UNC CHARLOTTE WITHERSPOON LECTURE Is it possible to define “religion” and enact laws regarding religious freedoms where there is no state-established religion?  That is the topic of UNC Charlotte’s 31st Annual Loy Witherspoon Lecture in Religious Studies on Thursday, April 2. The lecture, entitled The Impossibility of Religious Freedom, will be at 7:...
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