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The University Memorial Service in honor of Martin Riesebrodt (1948-2014) will be held on Thursday, March 12, at 4 pm in Swift Hall. The service will include tributes from faculty colleagues and former students as well as musical selections. A reception will follow.
Senior fellows in the Marty Center are scholars from the United States and other countries throughout the world, on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. At the Marty Center, they situate their research within a broader cultural frame of reference, bringing their perspectives to bear on religious questions facing the wider public.
Our Wednesday Lunch program closes for the quarter on March 4th.  Our guest for today's lunch has had to cancel. We will reschedule as time permits; in the meantime, lunch will still be served!
Senior fellows in the Marty Center are scholars from the United States and other countries throughout the world, on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. At the Marty Center, they situate their research within a broader cultural frame of reference, bringing their perspectives to bear on religious questions facing the wider public.
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues on February 25th with William Schweiker and Gunther Thomas of the Enhancing Life project.    
"Translation," says Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, "is the basis of all other scholarship. The very first thing you do when you study another culture is to learn the language and learn to translate the most important works in it.
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues on February 4th with Chad Broughton on "Boom, Bust, Exodus." Email
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues with Demond Drummer.  
Our Wednesday Lunch program begins again. Learn about the basics of Islamic Law from Islamic Studies doctoral student Timothy Gutmann. 
Join the University of Chicago in celebrating diversity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK Celebration. See more information, including the live webcast, on the University's MLK Day page.

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