U.S. scientists helped devise the Crispr biotechnology tool that has captured global attention for its potential to treat incurable diseases. The first to test it in humans are Chinese doctors, who don’t face the same regulatory hurdles as American counterparts. Dean Laurie Zoloth, a member of the US National Institutes of Health advisory committee on gene technologies, comments in The Wall Street Journal.
What role does religion play in the lives of entertainers, politicians and others in the public eye? What’s shaped their faith? Every week Chicago Sun-Times reporter Robert Herguth explores those questions in his “Face to Faith” podcast. Listen to Episode 34 featuring Dean Laurie Zoloth.
Alireza Doostar, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, in a Q & A in Religion Dispatches.
Laurie Zoloth, Dean and Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion, in the University of Chicago Magazine: "Serious inquiry, engaged scholarship"
Margaret M. Mitchell, Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, in an AP story discussing the 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph' defense | November 10, 2017
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, on WGN Radio, discussing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation | October 26, 2017
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, on WBEZ Radio's WorldView, discussing the Enhancing Life Project – theorizing ways of making everybody’s lives better. | August 3, 2017
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, on myths about women, sex, and jewelry (Religion Dispatches) | August 28, 2017
Cynthia Gano Lindner, Director of Ministry Studies, in The Forward in a story about why some Christians celebrate Jewish holidays | August 27, 2017
Alireza Doostdar, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, on the Islamic tradition and the solar eclipse (UChicago News) | August 17, 2017