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Dean's Forum: Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism
January 22, 2014
A Dean's Forum on Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions by Christian K. Wedemeyer, Associate Professor of the History of Religions. Jeffrey Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, and Brook A. Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought, responding.
January 29, 2014
Sliman Bensmaia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy: "Restoring touch with a prosthetic hand through a brain interface." Professor Besmaia studies the neural basis of the sense of touch, research that could lead to a direct interface with the brain that could someday allow those who have lost limbs to, not only manipulate objects, but also to be able to touch and feel again.
Wednesday Lunch with Mollie Stone: “Songs of Struggle”
November 20, 2013
A Wednesday Lunch at the University of Chicago Divinity School with guest Mollie Stone: “Songs of Struggle: The Powerful Use of Black South African Choral Music to Create Social and Political Change.” Stone is a conductor with the Chicago Children’s Choir, currently pursuing her doctorate in choral conducting at Northwestern University. While serving as the graduate associate for the Amherst College music department in 2001, she received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to create a DVD on black South African choral music. She has since received another grant to study how South Africans are using choral music in the struggle against HIV. Wednesday Lunch is a lunchtime presentation series of the Divinity School.
November 13, 2013
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School featuring Joshua Frieman, Director of the Dark Energy Survey and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.
November 6, 2013
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Stephan Palmié, Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College and Department Chair. Palmié conducts ethnographic and historical research on Afro-Caribbean cultures, with an emphasis on Afro-Cuban religious formations and their relations to the history and cultures of a wider Atlantic world.
October 31, 2013 (A Thursday Wednesday Lunch)
A Dean’s Forum “Wednesday Lunch” on Professor Catherine A. Brekus’s recent book, Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America. The Dean’s Forum series invites Divinity School faculty to engage in conversation in a public forum.
October 30, 2013
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with guest speaker Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer, a PhD Candidate in Egyptology and the curator of the "Between Heaven and Earth: Birds of Ancient Egypt" exhibit recently at the Oriental Institute.
October 23, 2013
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Anne Knafl, Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy at The University of Chicago Library.
October 16, 2013
Wednesday lunch at the Divinity School with Truck Farm! Truck Farm is a mini-farm planted in the back of a biodiesel-fueled pickup truck, used to connect kids to food and health. Speaking: Tim Magner, rookie farmer and cocreater/codirector of Truck Farm.