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Religions - Administration - 28.02.2013
Warm British welcome for Jews fleeing Nazis a 'myth'
Warm British welcome for Jews fleeing Nazis a ‘myth’
Bill Williams, from the University's Centre for Jewish Studies, has cast new light on the way Britons responded to the desperate plight of Jews fleeing Germany after the Nazis came to power.

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 - History / Archeology - 19.02.2013

Religions - 18.02.2013
Durham University academic accepts charity's invite to see African poverty for herself
Durham University academic accepts charity’s invite to see African poverty for herself
A Durham University social media expert is preparing to travel to Uganda as part of a charity's unusual bloggers' mission.

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.

Religions - 14.02.2013
Meet a flawed hero in Greek drama brought alive
Meet a flawed hero in Greek drama brought alive
—Professor Patrick Boyde A dramatisation taken from one of the greatest stories of all time - Homer's Iliad - is to be performed next week at St John's College.

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 - 13.02.2013
Preparing an online Bible feast for Lent
Preparing an online Bible feast for Lent
Narnia, Luke's Gospel and the thoughts of the recently-retired Archbishop of Canterbury are all on the menu for an innovative online discussion among Christians across Britain during Lent.

Religions - 13.02.2013
Photography exhibition explores faith in West London
Photography exhibition explores faith in West London
A photography exhibition opening this week in Gunnersbury Park Museum in Ealing is the outcome of a remarkable collaboration between senior citizens from six different faith communities in West Ealing and Hanwell.

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.

Continuing Education - Religions - 04.02.2013

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.

Architecture - Religions - 31.01.2013

Religions - Philosophy - 29.01.2013
University Sermon on ‘Epiphanies of the Human: Faith and Migration’
University Sermon on ‘Epiphanies of the Human: Faith and Migration’
Rowlands, who is currently Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King's College, London and also a Research Associate of St Edmund's College, works at the interface of Political, Moral and Practical Theologies.

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 - 17.01.2013
Nottingham hosts conference on the Quran
PA 16/13 Scholars from around the globe are to travel to Nottingham for an international colloquium dedicated to the Qur'ān, the Muslim Scripture.

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.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 11.01.2013
Bella Italia: an Englishman’s adventures abroad
Bella Italia: an Englishman’s adventures abroad
He was also forthright and disputatious, famously arguing that the Odyssey was not the work of Homer but of an unknown female author from Sicily.

Religions - Administration - 25.12.2012
Having a Polar Christmas
Having a Polar Christmas
Looking back at accounts of Christmas celebrations, the diaries of explorers are full of salacious details about the food and drink served on Christmas Day, focusing especially on the quality of the roast beef and plum pudding.

Religions - 21.12.2012
BBC's 'Today' programme celebrates Christmas with Mass Observation diaries
BBC’s ’Today’ programme celebrates Christmas with Mass Observation diaries
An archive of diaries and observations by ordinary people held at the University of Sussex is to be the "guest editor" of the BBC's 'Today ' programme on Boxing Day this year to celebrate Christmases past.

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.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 20.12.2012

Religions - 19.12.2012
Science helps parsnips remain a Christmas Dinner staple for years to come
University of Warwick scientists are investigating a disease affecting a Christmas Dinner traditional favourite in order to cut back on waste and reduce use of pesticides.

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 - Environment - 13.12.2012
Plymouth University graduate competes for Christmas number one
An enterprising graduate who runs his own sustainable clothing company has turned his talents to music in a bid to beat the X-Factor singers to the Christmas number one this Christmas.

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 - Economics / Business - 28.11.2012
Treegonometry – the formula for the perfect Christmas tree
Festive maths students from the University of Sheffield have created formulas for the perfect Christmas tree.

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.

Religions - 27.11.2012
Giant storytelling Christmas calendar unveiled at University
Giant storytelling Christmas calendar unveiled at University
Seasonal artwork bringing together the worlds of folktales and Advent calendars will be unveiled tomorrow (Saturday 1 December 2012) at the University of Sheffield for the month of December, with each window representing a stage in a story derived from classic Russian folktales.

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.

Continuing Education - Religions - 17.11.2012
Cambridge Labour Party: the first 100 years
Cambridge Labour Party: the first 100 years
—Hugh Dalton, Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer (1945-1947) On a chilly March day in 1912 a group of a dozen people sat down in the White Ribbon restaurant on Cambridge's East Road to form the city's Labour Party.
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