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Religions - Continuing Education - 09.04.2013
Hidden Perspectives: Bringing the Bible Out of the Closet
A ground-breaking project at the University of Sheffield is tackling the fraught relationship between religion and homosexuality by challenging traditional readings of the Bible.

Religions - 09.04.2013
Finding knowledge in 'Paradise Lost'
Finding knowledge in ’Paradise Lost’
UAlberta study revisits Milton's 17th-century epic to inform present-day debate on women's reproductive rights.

Religions - Social Sciences - 03.04.2013
Poor more generous than rich in recession, study shows
Professor Yaojun Li, of the Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester, analysed survey data on over 100,000 adults in England and Wales, over ten years to 2011. He will tell the British Sociological Association's annual conference in London that the average people gave to charity in the four weeks before being questioned during the year 2010/11 was £16, compared with £15 given by those questioned during 2007/08.

Religions - Social Sciences - 30.03.2013
Workplace discrimination cuts deep across Australia: report
A/Prof. Roger Wilkins 0425 768 807 r.wilkins [a] unimelb.edu (p) au. Nearly a million Australians feel their boss has discriminated against them over recent years, a new University of Melbourne study has found. The representative survey of Australian households has revealed 854,000 workers feel discriminated against by their employer because of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion or parenting responsibilities.

Religions - Law - 27.03.2013
New book questions preferential legal treatment of religious liberty
The Western democratic practice of singling out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion?

Administration - Religions - 26.03.2013
Syria: from fight for justice to sectarian stalemate
Syria: from fight for justice to sectarian stalemate
By Naser Ghobadzadeh. First published in The Conversation. 26 March 2013 The horror of the Syrian conflict appears to know no bounds.

Physics - Religions - 22.03.2013
Yale physicist will offer insights into search for Higgs Boson particle
The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle is the focus of the next talk in the Graduate School's In the Company of Scholars lecture series.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 19.03.2013
Mellon Professor Colm Tóibín Imagines the Life of Mary in Play on Broadway
Irish author Colm Tóibín is known for his novels and short stories narrated from the perspective of women and mothers.

Religions - History / Archeology - 18.03.2013
Religion and society
The Director of a national research programme which aimed to significantly advance our understanding of religion and society will outline its impact in a keynote lecture at the University.

Religions - 14.03.2013
New pope from the 'global South'
Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years on Wednesday as Catholicism bestowed its highest office on a cardinal hailing from the southern hemisphere.

Religions - 14.03.2013
Hispanics Will Be Uppermost in Pope’s Mind During U.S. Visit
The first Latin American pope will soon arrive in "gringolandia" for a six-day apostolic visit-his first to the U.S. as pontiff.

Religions - Law - 13.03.2013
Diversity fellow focuses on changing meanings of peace
Diversity fellow focuses on changing meanings of peace
The search for peace is used as a means to defend the idea of war, vilify enemies or gain political points.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 13.03.2013
Jewish Historical Society completes transfer of archives to U of M Libraries
News Release MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/13/2013) —The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) has completed the transfer of all of its historical documents and media collections to the University of Minnesota Libraries. In 2002, JHSUM founders Nathan and Theresa Berman created a $500,000 endowment for the collections at the University's Andersen Library, and the archives were named for them as a permanent memorial to their vision.

Life Sciences - Religions - 01.03.2013
Stanford humanities and science scholars join forces for groundbreaking research on Jewish genetics
Stanford humanities and science scholars join forces for groundbreaking research on Jewish genetics
Stanford Report, March 1, 2013 A geneticist and a Jewish studies professor develop an interdisciplinary lecture series that produces new research to be included in a scholarly volume on Jewish genetics.

History / Archeology - Religions - 26.02.2013
Stanford scholars view the Mali conflict with a historical eye
Stanford Report, February 27, 2013 As the French intervention in Mali continues, Stanford experts who study the history and culture of West Africa examine the significance of Mali's racial and religious histories.

Religions - Philosophy - 26.02.2013
In an assessment of Pope Benedict XVI's legacy, Stanford scholar predicts continued conservatism
In an assessment of Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy, Stanford scholar predicts continued conservatism
Stanford Report, February 26, 2013 Thomas Sheehan, a religious studies professor who pursued the priesthood before becoming an academic, says the conservative agenda of the Catholic Church is stifling theological scholarship.

History / Archeology - Religions - 21.02.2013
Reading history in the margins
Reading history in the margins
The margins of books that were read centuries ago could explain why we spend less time reading a book today than people did in the 18th century, according to two University of Alberta researchers.

Religions - 18.02.2013
Origins of landmark hymn book identified
Origins of landmark hymn book identified
Mike Sanders, from The University of Manchester, says the now obscure South Lancashire Delegate Meeting almost certainly compiled the landmark 'National Chartist Hymn Book' found in Todmorden public library two years ago. After two years of detective work, the expert in Victorian literature has published an article in the international journal Victorian Studies this month detailing what he has learned about the book.

Religions - History / Archeology - 14.02.2013
Catholic theologian reacts to the Pope's resignation
Catholic theologian reacts to the Pope's resignation
Paul D. Murray, Director of the Durham University's prestigious Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University, gives his reaction to the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 13.02.2013
Star-crossed: UCLA musicologist unearths drama behind Stravinsky’s failed Perséphone
Composer Igor Stravinsky is revered for his dazzling scores to such ballets as "The Firebird," "Petrushka" and especially, "The Rite of Spring" — a ballet so revolutionary that its 1913 opening famously sparked a riot.

Religions - Health - 11.02.2013
U-M experts available to discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation
ANN ARBOR-Pope Benedict XVI's sudden resignation at month's end due to age and declining health has stunned Catholics and others worldwide.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 08.02.2013
Historic rivals join forces to save 1,000 years of Jewish history
Historic rivals join forces to save 1,000 years of Jewish history
In the late 19th century, Oxford's Bodleian Library and Cambridge University Library were rivals in trying to acquire materials from the Cairo Genizah.

History / Archeology - Religions - 07.02.2013
Source of Shakespeare's inaccurate Richard III portrayal explored
Source of Shakespeare's inaccurate Richard III portrayal explored
While Shakespeare's mastery of language and stagecraft is universally recognised, the historical accuracy of many of his plays is open to question and the recent discovery of Richard III's remains has reminded us of this.

Religions - Chemistry - 04.02.2013
Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship
Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship
Caltech senior Andrew Meng has been selected to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will fund his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge for the next academic year.

Continuing Education - Religions - 28.01.2013
I-Week photos capture faces of inclusion and exclusion
What does inclusion look like? Or exclusion? That was the open-ended challenge for photographers in this year's I-Week photo contest, open to staff, faculty and students of the U of A as well as the greater community.

Religions - Social Sciences - 23.01.2013
White Republicans, Southern evangelicals most likely to claim reverse discrimination
White Republicans, Southern evangelicals most likely to claim reverse discrimination
Stanford Report, January 23, 2013 Whites who perceive anti-white bias draw from different communities in different parts of the country: evangelical churches in the South, and the Republican Party elsewhere. With the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas before the Supreme Court, "reverse discrimination" is back in the public eye.

Religions - Law - 16.01.2013
Stanford Law School opens Religious Liberty Clinic
Stanford Report, January 16, 2013 Stanford Law School students will get hands-on experience defending freedom of religion for their clients.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 16.01.2013
A family's lost story found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative
A family’s lost story found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative
For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive; it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from the years of the Third Reich.

Religions - 15.01.2013
Never forget a Face(book) – memory for online posts beats faces and books
People's memory for Facebook posts is strikingly stronger than their memory for human faces or sentences from books, according to a new study. The findings shed light on how our memories favour natural, spontaneous writing over polished, edited content, and could have wider implications for the worlds of education, and advertising.

Religions - 14.01.2013
Piety in the Renaissance Home
Piety in the Renaissance Home
—Abigail Brundin The ground-breaking interdisciplinary project 'Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home' will aim to demonstrate that religion played a key role i

Religions - Media - 14.01.2013
New book by James Wellman explores the rise, effect of Pastor Rob Bell
New book by James Wellman explores the rise, effect of Pastor Rob Bell
James Wellman , associate professor of American religion in the Jackson School of International Studies, is the author of the book " Rob Bell and a New American Christianity.” He answered a few questions about his book for UW Today.

Religions - Art and Design - 20.12.2012
Why the world won't end tomorrow
Why the world won’t end tomorrow
The idea that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21, which has been jangling nerves worldwide, is being questioned by a University of Alberta researcher.

History / Archeology - Religions - 18.12.2012
E-Book Is Logical Next Step for Publicizing Brave New World of Cyber-Archaeology
Cover of the Bibllical Archaeology Society's new eBook depicts archaeologist Tom Levy navigating the dig site in Jordan on Calit2's TourCAVE 3D virtual-reality display system.

Religions - 18.12.2012
AI computer program develops free downloadable game for Christmas
AI computer program develops free downloadable game for Christmas
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed an Artificially Intelligent (AI) computer program that has itself designed a video game for the Christmas season, which can be downloaded for free today. The game developed by the AI computer program is called "A Puzzling Present". In the game, Santa Claus has been sucked into a Christmas present and it is the player's goal to help Santa collect gifts in the 30 Christmas-themed lands, which are filled with deadly holly and other obstacles.

Religions - 14.12.2012
Counting Christmas calories? No need to panic!
At this time of year newspaper articles will warn of over-indulgence on Christmas day. Experts from the University of Birmingham School of Sport and Exercise Sciences say there is too much focus on the calories consumed during just this one day of the year.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 12.12.2012
Ten Commandments go digital
Ten Commandments go digital
Cambridge University Library preserves works of great importance to faith traditions and communities around the world.

Religions - Philosophy - 11.12.2012
How the Hobbit will fill a hole in 21st century wellbeing
As the latest Warner Bros' fantasy blockbuster, The Hobbit, hits our cinema screens this week, a University of Nottingham writer and academic is claiming the film will fulfil deeper needs in modern society than pure entertainment.

History / Archeology - Religions - 04.12.2012
New community heritage projects announced
New community heritage projects announced
Fifteen new community projects have been awarded Heritage Lottery funding with support from the University of Sheffield.

Religions - 29.11.2012
Solving the mysteries of our pagan past
The myths and legends of paganism in pre-Christian Britain are set to be rewritten in a unique event featuring some of the UK's top experts in pagan societies at The University of Nottingham's Institute for Medieval Research next week.

Religions - Social Sciences - 27.11.2012
Podcast of Stanford lecture series offers a survey of religious perspectives on war and peace
Podcast of Stanford lecture series offers a survey of religious perspectives on war and peace
Stanford Report, November 27, 2012 Through a survey of the world's major religions, Stanford lecture series gives students the tools to recognize and resist arguments that foster intolerance, hatred and violence.

History / Archeology - Religions - 26.11.2012
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood looking to return from exile
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood looking to return from exile
—Raphael Lefevre Ashes of Hama: The Perilous History of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, by Raphael Lefevre, is to be published in February 2013 and is the first book to explore the history of this secretive Islamic movement.

Religions - Art and Design - 16.11.2012
Documents that Changed the World: Gutenberg indulgence, 1454
Documents that Changed the World: Gutenberg indulgence, 1454
Joe Janes goes back to the fifteenth century and the work of Johannes Gutenberg for the latest installment in his series of podcasts, Documents that Changed the World.

Religions - 16.11.2012
Q&A: Assoc. Prof. Christopher Berry discusses rise of women in Congress
One of the most notable outcomes of the Nov. 6 election was the record number of women voted into Congress, including 20 women who will occupy seats in the U.S. Senate.

Philosophy - Religions - 12.11.2012
High profile debate to discuss our moral future
High profile debate to discuss our moral future
The University of Sheffield's Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, Angie Hobbs, will join high profile guests and speakers to discuss the moral resourcing of the nation at Westminster Abbey this week (Wednesday 14 November 2012).

Health - Religions - 08.11.2012
Body, soul and gold: quests for perfection in English alchemy
Body, soul and gold: quests for perfection in English alchemy
"A lot of the alchemists' rhetoric is about protecting the secret: knowledge that is too dangerous to fall into the hands of the ignorant or rapacious."" —Jennifer Rampling We are often told that 'balance' is the key to life - work/family balance, a balanced diet, and so on.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 05.11.2012
Stanford University Libraries acquires large Bahá'í collection
Stanford University Libraries acquires large Bahá’í collection
Stanford Report, November 6, 2012 The donation of one of the most extensive Bahá'í libraries in private hands preserves a history that might otherwise be lost.

Religions - History / Archeology - 05.11.2012
The unspoken problem of the unmanned drone, from a Stanford humanities perspective
The unspoken problem of the unmanned drone, from a Stanford humanities perspective
Stanford Report, November 6, 2012 As the ongoing use of unmanned drones in the Middle East prompts protests in Pakistan, Stanford scholars urge politicians and citizens to reconsider the detrimental impact of these eyes in the sky.

Religions - Economics / Business - 20.09.2012
Columbia Ink
Stretching from ancient times to the late medieval period, this abridged volume presents key examples of Japanese poetry, drama, fiction and essays.

Religions - 21.12.2011
UT Austin Professors Discover Copy of Jesus’ Secret Teaching
Geoffrey Smith (left) and Brent Landau take a closer look at the Greek fragment identified as the First Apocalypse of James.

Politics - Religions - 25.01.2010
Befürworter wollten ein symbolisches Zeichen setzen
Bern - Universität Bern Mit dem Ja zur Minarettverbots-Initiative wollten die Stimmbürger ein symbolisches Zeichen gegen die Verbreitung des Islams in der Schweiz setzen.
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