Nicholas Posegay, AB’16, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of only 36 U.S. recipients. A graduate of our Religion Studies program, Posegay will pursue a PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, has been chosen as a recipient of a Neubauer Collegium faculty research project grant.
The groundhog has predicted another six weeks of winter, but Spring Quarter will arrive, and with it courses including "The Discovery of Paganism," "Gender, Power, and Religion in Early Medieval Europe," and "Religious Diversity as a Philosophical Problem."
Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna, will present a public lecture entitled "Saint Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai and its Hidden Manuscript Treasures."
Professor Esra Özyürek of the London School of Economics and Political Science will present a public lecture entitled "Wrong Emotions for the Holocaust: Invisible Contributions of the Turkish- and Arab-Germans to the Cosmopolitan Memory Culture."
Jamil Khoury (AMRS'92) has been selected by the Diversity Leadership Council to receive the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award for University of Chicago Alumni. Read more.
Daisy Machado (PhD 1996, History of Christianity), Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, will deliver the Dean's Seminar in the Craft of Teaching Friday, January 27.
Coming up this quarter in Swift Hall ...
Winter Quarter 2017 course offerings – including "Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in 20th Century America: Interpretations," "Idolatry: Historical and Modern Perspectives," and "Sovereignty, Intimacy and the Body" – are now available.
Every quarter our student-run coffeeshop, Grounds of Being, runs a "battle of the gods" – with the winner determined by patron tips. This quarter our battle features the "divine feminine," godly women from a variety of traditions. Come to the coffeeshop (armed with your cash) and vote for the divine feminine of your choice!