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.
Open Space, our weekly community gathering for conversation, reflection, and fellowship, takes What directs you back home? as the theme for the Quarter.
Join us to hear from Dr. Anne T. Mocko (Concordia College) on the pedagogy of site visits.
Prof. Niki Clements will deliver a public lecture entitled "Foucault's Christianities."
The Ethics Club and the Martin Marty Center present Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University: “The Examined Philosophy of Cornel West.” The event will focus on how we can draw upon West's work to respond productively to today's political and moral climate.
Prof. Lucy Pick contributed this op-ed to the Washington Post on the attention surrounding Kim Yo Jong at the Olympic games, and the underappreciated influence that sisters often have in autocratic families.
Sumner B. Twiss, Distinguished Professor of Human Rights, Ethics, and Religion at Florida State University, will lecture on “On the Legacy of Christian Ethics in Comparative Religious Ethics: Some Personal Reflections.”
Daniel A. Arnold on the Buddhist themes behind the classic American movie Groundhog Day.
Valerie J. Hoffman, Professor and Head, Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the Winter Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching: "Teaching Islam in Secular Academia: Challenges and Controversies."
Dean Laurie Zoloth, a member of the US National Institutes of Health advisory committee on gene technologies, comments in The Wall Street Journal on use of the Crispr tool in China.