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John and Jane Colman, lifetime Chicagoans involved with many charitable organizations and long-time friends of the University of Chicago Divinity School, have made a gift of $900,000 to support leadership initiatives at the School.    
Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, also in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, has been named the 2015 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Catherine A. Brekus, Professor of Religions in America and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School, has been awarded the 2013 John Wesley Honors College of Indiana Wesleyan University’s Aldersgate Prize for her book Sarah Osborn’s World:  The Rise of Evangelical Christianity In Early America (Yale University Press, 2013).
William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and the Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at The Divinity School, will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University at a ceremony January 24, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden.  
Jack Cella will retire as general manager of the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Oct. 13, the Co-op’s Board of Directors has announced.  
Daniel P. Sulmasy, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and the Divinity School and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine, has been selected to deliver the Divinity School's John Nuveen Lecture for 2013.
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Two Divinity School faculty whose work focuses on the academic study of Buddhism have recently won major book awards in recognition of their work.  The study of Buddhism enjoys a long tradition at the University of Chicago, engaging students and faculty not only from the Divinity School, but also departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of the nation’s most prominent and provocative thinkers on religion, political philosophy, and ethics, died Sunday following a major cardiac incident earlier this summer. She was 72.

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