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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.    
Our Craft of Teaching program will kick off winter programming on January 8th with a workshop on course design. 
Across the University seventeen faculty members recently received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors, including our own Dwight N. Hopkins and James T. Robinson. 
Dean of Students Josh Feigelson, and his "Ask Big Questions" initiative, profiled in O Magazine's January issue. 
The papers of Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013), the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School, Political Science, and the Committee on International Relations, are now open to researchers.
What role does religion play in the lives of entertainers, politicians and others in the public eye? What’s shaped their faith?
Winter is coming, and Winter Quarter course offerings –  including "The Catholic Reformation," "Jainism: an Indian Religion and its Contributions to Philosophy," and "Islamic Love Poetry" – are now available.   
Save the date: On February 27, 2108, join us at a symposium to hear from our 2017-2018 Martin Marty Center Senior Fellows.
Alireza Doostar, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, in a Q & A in Religion Dispatches.

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