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Matthew T. Kapstein, the Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.
Coming up in the Spring Quarter: conferences on Global Christianity and on Multireligious Perspectives on Global Issues and a public lecture by Carole Rawcliffe on medicine in medieval England.  
Spring is around the corner, and our Spring Quarter courses – like "Islam and Modern Science," "Virginity and the Body in Late Antiquity & Early Middle Ages" and "Knowledge on a Platter: Comparative Perspectives on Knowledge Texts in the Ancient World" are now available.
The lineup for Spring Quarter events with The Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion – our program of pedagogical development for graduate students – is now available.  
William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, delivered the 2018 Berkeley Lecture at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs.
Prof. Dan Arnold in The New York Times: Why Are We Surprised When Buddhists Are Violent?
Prof. Jalane Schmidt will lead a workshop on Teaching Race and Religion as well as deliver a public lecture entitled "Our Lady of the Slaves: Marian Devotion in Cuba, Race and Revolution."    
Baruch J. Schwartz, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago will give a public lecture (March 8) entitled, “The Splitting of the Sea Narrative: Exodus 14 Parted and Reunited."
Steven Collins, world-renowned scholar of Buddhism, has died. The University obituary is available here; today's Sightings is a tribute by Prof. Dan Arnold. 

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