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Religions - Administration - 02.08.2013
Empowering women in Afghanistan
By placing some women in local leadership positions, an innovative development aid program integrates women into civic life, and may have economic benefits. In recent decades, Afghanistan has been a notoriously difficult place for women to participate in civic matters.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 26.07.2013
"Nudity does not liberate me and I do not need saving"
When radical feminists took their cause from Europe to North Africa, the outcome was a deepening of the divides they sought to break down.

Religions - Health - 20.07.2013
Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection
Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection
20 Jul 2013 Pupils from inner-city Manchester have been working with scientists at The University of Manchester to carry out research into a condition which affects around one billion people worldwide. The 29 youngsters from Trinity Church of England High School in Hulme, conducted an eight-week experiment with scientists from the University's Institute of Inflammation and Repair looking at the development of eggs from worms that infect your gut.

Religions - Philosophy - 18.07.2013
Memorial service set for Robert Hamerton-Kelly, former dean of the chapel
Hamerton-Kelly spent more than two decades working at Stanford, including 13 years as dean of Stanford Memorial Church and 10 years as a senior research scholar in ethics.

Religions - 16.07.2013
Migration's effects across cultural, religious, racial lines
Associate professor of English Jane Juffer examines the effects of an influx of Latinos on small Midwestern towns in her new book, "Intimacy Across Borders: Race, Religion and Migration in the U.S. Midwest"(Temple University Press).

Religions - Social Sciences - 15.07.2013
From China to U.S., the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
From China to U.S., the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
PhD candidate Annelise Heinz tracks the intersection of race and gender in 20th-century American culture through a study of the game of mahjong.

Religions - 12.07.2013

Religions - 08.07.2013
UCL launches new BA in Ancient Languages
UCL launches new BA in Ancient Languages
UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies and UCL Greek & Latin have announced a new BA in Ancient Languages which will enable students to study an unparalleled range of ancient languages and textual traditions for the first time in the UK.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 26.06.2013
Language fuels the Balkans' ethnic tensions, linguist says
Nowhere has linguistic research involved more discord than in the Balkans.

Religions - Social Sciences - 26.06.2013
Christians tweet more happily, less analytically than atheists
University of Illinois psychology professor Jesse Preston, left, graduate student Ryan Ritter and graduate student Ivan Hernandez (not pictured) investigated the social, emotional and analytical content of the tweets of more than 16,000 Christian and atheist followers on Twitter. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A computer analysis of nearly 2 million text messages (tweets) on the online social network Twitter found that Christians use more positive words, fewer negative words and engage in less analytical thinking than atheists.

Religions - Economics / Business - 25.06.2013
America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher
America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher
25 Jun 2013 The relationship between church, state and the international crisis facing welfare finance is the root cause of why some countries are friendlier to same-sex couples than others, says a University of Manchester researcher.

Social Sciences - Religions - 19.06.2013
Belief that honour killings are ’justified’ still prevalent among Jordan’s next generation, study shows
Belief that honour killings are 'justified' still prevalent among Jordan's next generation, study shows New research into attitudes of 15-year-olds in Middle Eastern nation shows that the practice of

Religions - Administration - 06.06.2013
2011 Census: Muslims and Sikhs most likely to feel British
2011 Census: Muslims and Sikhs most likely to feel British
06 Jun 2013 Muslims and Sikhs are the religious groups most likely to feel British, according to new analysis of the 2011 Census by University of Manchester researchers.

Art and Design - Religions - 03.06.2013
Stanford scholar looks at the commercialization of Christian rock
Stanford scholar looks at the commercialization of Christian rock
Through a study of the booming Christian music industry, a Stanford professor finds that the commercialization of Christian rock may be undermining its spiritual purpose.

Religions - Social Sciences - 30.05.2013
Rev. Andrew Greeley, religious scholar, 1928-2013
Rev. Andrew Greeley, a leading sociologist of religion, social change, ethnic groups, the priesthood and other subjects at the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, died Wednesday in his apartment at the John Hancock Center.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 24.05.2013
Bronze statue of the Venerable Bede unveiled
Bronze statue of the Venerable Bede unveiled
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Religions - 22.05.2013
Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay
From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 22.05.2013
Cardinal Newman archive to become digital library
Cardinal Newman archive to become digital library
22 May 2013 A three-year project to digitise the tens of thousands of documents produced by one of the most important and prolific Christian thinkers of the past 200 years has been launched.

Religions - 20.05.2013
South African crime-fiction wave hits Cambridge
Amid high-profile, real-life murder investigations and growing concerns about public safety, a new breed of crime fiction is sweeping South Africa, as one of its leading writers will tell the University of Cambridge this week.

Religions - Social Sciences - 17.05.2013
Female conversion to Islam in Britain examined in unique research project
A ground-breaking report examining the experiences of nearly 50 British women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and faiths (or no faith) - who have all converted to Islam - was launched in London yesterday by the University of Cambridge.

Religions - 16.05.2013
Larson Institute hosts international friction workshop
Josh Jones of Oklahoma-based Blastrac showed off a machine designed to remove tire rubber, residue and surface contamination from asphalt surfaces to improve skid resistance, micro textures and macro textures.

Religions - Continuing Education - 15.05.2013

History / Archeology - Religions - 09.05.2013
Clickable history
Geographic information systems - once limited to the domain of physical geographers - are emerging as a promising tool to study the past, as researchers are discovering for medieval history. What's exciting about GIS is it allows us to move into a different dimension that frees maps from being static snapshots Nicholas de Lange Almost nothing persists to reveal the existence of Jews in the Byzantine Empire - no buildings or synagogues, coins or seals, pots or pans, charms or amulets.

Religions - Social Sciences - 07.05.2013
Fostering understanding between the Islamic world and the west
Frankie Martin, MPhil student in the Department of Social Anthropology will speak tonight at the showing of a documentary Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam .

Religions - 30.04.2013
School of Global Studies debate on religion and conflict brings a 'new idea' to an old problem
School of Global Studies debate on religion and conflict brings a ’new idea’ to an old problem
School of Global Studies debate on religion and conflict brings a 'new idea' to an old problem The first Peace Talks event involving the School of Global Studies in partnership with peacebuilding NGO International Alert and the Royal Commonwealth Society was held last week (Monday 22 April) at the Commonwealth Club in London.

Religions - 29.04.2013
Sussex and International Alert event on religion and conflict brings a ’new idea’ on an old problem
Sussex and International Alert event on religion and conflict brings a 'new idea' on an old problem The first Peace Talks event involving the School of Global Studies in partnership with peacebuildin

Religions - Continuing Education - 25.04.2013

Religions - 19.04.2013
'Covering Religion' Journalism Class Reports From Rome During Papal Investiture
Thanks to a bit of providential timing, Columbia Journalism had a large news bureau at the installation of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Rome in mid-March.

Religions - 18.04.2013

Religions - Continuing Education - 16.04.2013

Religions - 16.04.2013
Building the new New Orleans, block by block
MIT urbanist's new book shows how active neighborhood communities helped revitalize the city after Hurricane Katrina.

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 - Continuing Education - 04.04.2013
Language Sciences: a strategic initiative
Unified Administrative Service The purpose of the UAS: To support and enable the University's mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

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.

Religions - 11.03.2013
University Church reopens after landmark restoration
University Church reopens after landmark restoration
Oxford University's historic University Church of St Mary the Virgin has reopened, after undergoing its biggest restoration since the late 19th century.

Religions - Social Sciences - 10.03.2013
Cambridge in Sharjah: Building the foundations of research
Parody as resistance, religious broadcasting in the Arab world and China's relationship with the Gulf will all come under scrutiny as academics from Cambridge's Centre of Islamic Studies gather in the Gulf on March 10.

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.
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