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."    
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.
Prof. Dan Arnold in The New York Times: Why Are We Surprised When Buddhists Are Violent?
Our Wednesday Lunch series is open to all! Join us at our next gathering, April 11, for a conversation with Rachel Bronson of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
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."
Coming up: Public lectures by Baruch Schwartz, and Jalene Schmidt; Spring Quarter conferences, and more.  
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."