Two Divinity School faculty whose work focuses on the academic study of Buddhism have recently won major book awards in recognition of their work.  The study of Buddhism enjoys a long tradition at the University of Chicago, engaging students and faculty not only from the Divinity School, but also departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of the nation’s most prominent and provocative thinkers on religion, political philosophy, and ethics, died Sunday following a major cardiac incident earlier this summer. She was 72.
University of Chicago alumni are now able to access five important research databases and thousands of publications from any off-campus computer with an Internet connection.  These electronic resources for alumni are being provided by the University of Chicago Alumni Association and the University of Chicago Library.
Greening the Divinity School, a collaborative student, staff and faculty group that aims to improve the environmental sustainability of the Divinity School community, events, and Swift Hall, has been awarded a SAGE award from the University of Chicago Office of Sustainability.
Kevin Hector, Assistant Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions, received a 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. Read the whole story. 
In recognition of his contribution to the promotion of French culture, Arnold I. Davidson has been named to the rank of Officer in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Entering with the rank of Officer means that Prof. Davidson enters this prestigious chivalric order with special distinction.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently announced its 2013 class of fellows. Four scholars and one distinguished trustee from the University of Chicago have been elected to the prestigious Academy.
Jean-Luc Marion was elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.