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Religions - 18.12.2017
How Christmas traditions evolved around the world
Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion explores the distinct variations of Christmas, including the Dutch Sinterklaaas and the European Krampus.

Health - Religions - 13.12.2017
YCCI Cultural Ambassadors program seeks diversity in clinical trials
Engaging a diverse community in clinical research trials has long been a challenge for investigators: while African Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only five percent of clinical trial participants.

History / Archeology - Religions - 04.12.2017
Pop-up mints and coins made from prayers
Pop-up mints and coins made from prayers
In the tumultuous upheaval of the English Civil War, Royalist castles under siege used 'pop-up' mints to make coins to pay their soldiers.

Religions - 13.11.2017
American and British English - it's all rather fascinating
American and British English - it’s all rather fascinating
It's pretty clear gradable adverbs - words like rather, quite and really - are on the decline on both sides of the Atlantic together with fixed phrases - such as 'more or less', 'two or three' and 'for the most part'.

Politics - Religions - 09.11.2017
Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists
Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists
What turns people into radical jihadist clerics' A new book by an MIT political scientist offers a new answer: thwarted career ambitions.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 06.11.2017
Analysing new John Donne manuscript
King's academic analyses newly discovered John Donne manuscript A handwritten manuscript of a satirical social commentary on Jacobean England by the young John Donne has been found buried amongst hundreds of fragments of documents in a tin trunk at Westminster Abbey.

Religions - Administration - 31.10.2017
New initiative by religious groups provides safe passage to vulnerable refugees
New initiative by religious groups provides safe passage to vulnerable refugees Academics at the University of Sussex today release a policy briefing on Humanitarian Corridors - a new way of helping vulnerable refugees that is gaining momentum in Europe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Religions - 30.10.2017
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 27.10.2017
The Reformation is remembered
The Reformation is famously traced to an event that took place in Germany 500 years ago and reverberated across Europe.

Religions - History / Archeology - 24.10.2017
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Rustic figurines of a resigned-looking Virgin clutching her child may have no obvious literary or artistic merit to us today.

Religions - Career - 23.10.2017
24 October: The Job Fair with Added Value!
24 October: The Job Fair with Added Value!
Even the most successful career begins with the first step. To ensure that this entry is successful, the "Salzburger Nachrichten" has organized the 11th Career Forum of Salzburg.

Religions - 23.10.2017
How to ensure volunteers fill the holiday hunger gap
How to ensure volunteers fill the holiday hunger gap
With up to 3.2 million children facing the prospect of not having enough food to eat during half term, new research has highlighted the importance of volunteers in filling the 'holiday hunger' gap. Stephanie Denning, a researcher at the University of Bristol, joined forces with the charity MakeLunch to understand how Christian church groups are responding to the growing problem, and how best to ensure volunteers remain engaged.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 20.10.2017
10 November: Transcultural Polemics: Migration Literature as World Literature?
10 November: Transcultural Polemics: Migration Literature as World Literature?
Workshop includes lectures and readings with Tomer Gardi and Barbi Markovic: Friday, 10 November, 14-20h / Kunstquartier, Wissenschaft & Kunst, Bergstr.

Religions - Event - 20.10.2017
3 - 5 November: AAAS Conference 2017
3 - 5 November: AAAS Conference 2017
To celebrate 70 years of American studies in Salzburg, the Austrian American Association for American Studies and the University of Salzburg will host the conference "Where Are You Going?

Religions - Politics - 20.10.2017
Expect GOP Support for Trump’s Contraception Rollback
As anticipated, President Donald Trump recently used his executive authority to reverse measures implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act that mandate coverage of contraception in most insuranc

Career - Religions - 18.10.2017
24 October: 8th alumniFORUM: Tips from Successful Founders
24 October: 8th alumniFORUM: Tips from Successful Founders
Graduates provide tips for the successful implementation of their business ideas for students in the Salzburger Nachrichten career forum.

Philosophy - Religions - 17.10.2017
Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying
End-of-life decision-making is becoming more complex with advances in medical technologies - and many of us will die without the ability to make those decisions for ourselves at the time.

Religions - 17.10.2017
Gift from Joyce Z. Greenberg, AB’52, supports Jewish Studies at UChicago
A gift from Joyce Z. Greenberg, AB'52, will support the expansion of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago through the newly named Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.

Career - Religions - 17.10.2017
18 October: Expert Day and Lecture: Diversity | Variety - Training Orientation & Professional Choice
18 October: Expert Day and Lecture: Diversity | Variety - Training Orientation & Professional Choice
The decision for a profession or training marks a point of direction in life. In most cases, this is preceded by a long process.

Law - Religions - 17.10.2017
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast ’justice gap’, says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study The law on hate crime needs to change, say academics at the University of Sussex, following the publication of a 24-month empirical study. Only four percent of an estimated 110,000 hate crime offences reported to the police result in a conviction and a declared 'sentence uplift' under hate crime legislation.

Religions - History / Archeology - 15.10.2017
The little Achill from Neumarkt-Pfongau
The little Achill from Neumarkt-Pfongau
Archaeologists discovered the ancient bronze figure from the second century after Christ in the late summer during excavations in the industrial area of Neumarkt-Pfongau.

Administration - Religions - 15.10.2017
Some basic truths and ways to think about ’free speech’
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Religions - History / Archeology - 11.10.2017
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels by a group of women who chose to flee an increasingly anti-Catholic England to follow the religious life.

Religions - Social Sciences - 11.10.2017
24 October: The Balfour Declaration and the Russian Revolution: Towards the Simultaneity of Contradictory Jewish Emancipation Perspectives in Central / Eastern Europe
24 October: The Balfour Declaration and the Russian Revolution: Towards the Simultaneity of Contradictory Jewish Emancipation Perspectives in Central / Eastern Europe
24 October: The Balfour Declaration and the Russian Revolution: Towards the Simultaneity of Contradictory Jewish Emancipation Perspectives in Central / Eastern Europe Jan Rybak, MA (European Universi

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 03.10.2017

Mathematics - Religions - 02.10.2017

Religions - Event - 29.09.2017

Administration - Religions - 28.09.2017
The Opening of Year Service 2017
The Opening of Year Service took place, yesterday, Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 13.10 in the university's Chapel on the Strand Campus.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 26.09.2017
Guided walks through literary London
London's literature has been shaped by generations of migrant writers. This autumn, join literary historian Dr Nadia Valman of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), for a series of new guided walks

Religions - Pedagogy - 22.09.2017
28 September: Interdisciplinary Symposium
28 September: Interdisciplinary Symposium "Familienfreundliche Betriebe: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit"
The symposium on Labour Law at the University of Salzburg deals with topics such as "Flexible Gestaltung von Arbeitszeit und Arbeitsort", "Steuerliche Impulse zur Attraktivierung familienfreundlicher

Religions - History / Archeology - 22.09.2017
Exhibit illustrates magical powers of Book of the Dead in ancient Egypt
An upcoming exhibition at the Oriental Institute will give visitors the unique opportunity to peruse copies of the Book of the Dead and other Egyptian artifacts.

Physics - Religions - 22.09.2017
Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world
Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world
War diaries, scrapbooks, letters and photographs belonging to Sir John Cockroft, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential scientists of the modern era, will today be placed in the care of the Churchill Archives Centre.

Religions - Pedagogy - 21.09.2017
18 - 23 September: European Herpetologists' Congress 2017
18 - 23 September: European Herpetologists’ Congress 2017
Every two years, researchers and conservationists from the field of Amphibian and Reptile conservation (Herpetology) meet to present new insights, to discuss measures, and to exchange ideas.

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.09.2017
Public Lecture Series: Between Heaven and Earth. Angels and demons in the Jewish tradition and their environment
Public Lecture Series: Between Heaven and Earth. Angels and demons in the Jewish tradition and their environment
The Center for Jewish Cultural History at the University of Salzburg offers a public lecture series during the winter semester 2017/18, Thursdays 17:00-19:00, HS E.001 (Unipark).

Religions - Pedagogy - 20.09.2017

Career - Religions - 19.09.2017
Career Mentoring III at the University of Salzburg
Career Mentoring III at the University of Salzburg
The kick-off of the new career program "Karriere_Mentoring III" of the Universities of Salzburg, Linz and Krems, which took place on 13 September in Gmunden, went extremely well.

Religions - 07.09.2017
What the words you use say about your religion
Do you use words like "happy" and "family" in your social media posts' Or are you more likely to use words like "angry" and "death"- Why does it matter? Because the words you use may be a clue to your religious beliefs, among other characteristics, according to a new study co-authored by Dr Peggy Kern from the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Religions - 05.09.2017
Book of essays considers how religions view other faiths
Book of essays considers how religions view other faiths
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Followers of a particular religion may believe its teachings are indisputable.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 23.08.2017
Chancellor Christ: Free speech is who we are
Chancellor Christ: Free speech is who we are
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Administration - Religions - 21.08.2017
Confronting radical extremism
Radicalisation and terrorism are key issues of our time. In the first episode of the Open for Discussion podcast's second season, Hussain Nadim discusses the latest research on confronting radical extremism.