“If you define religion as dharma," says Professor Wendy Doniger, "which is the Hindu law of the way a human being should live her life, then the Mahabharata is a great Hindu religious text.”  Read the full story online. 
Last year, seven Divinity School alumni were awarded two-year grants to conduct research in a cutting-edge new field: enhancing life. 
A number of Divinity School students have been awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for 2016-2017 study.
Michael J. Murrin, the Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor of Religion and Literature, has earned the 2016 Norman Maclean Faculty Award.
Three Divinity School students have been announced as the recipients of major awards. Congratulations to Alison Davis, Jessie DeGrado, and Kenneth Yu.                      
Effective July 1, 2016, Yousef Casewit will join the Divinity School faculty as Assistant Professor of Qur'anic Studies. 
Nabanjan Maitra, a PhD student in the History of Religions, has been named  a Fulbright Fellow for 2016-2017.  
Kristine A. Culp, PhD’89, Associate Professor of Theology and Dean, Disciples Divinity House, will deliver an UnCommon Core lecture: "Stopping by Rothko: Considering the Enhancement and Endangerment of Life."     The lecture is one of many events planned for UChicago's Alumni Weekend.
Gregory Fried will speak on "Epochal Polemics: Thinking with and against Heidegger after the 'Black Notebooks'" on Thursday May 26, 12pm-1:30pm in the Marty Center Library. Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Suffolk University, Gregory Fried received his PhD from The University of Chicago, in Social Thought, in 1994.
The Lumen Christi Institute presents a symposium on Ryan Coyne's Heidegger’s Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in “Being and Time” & Beyond. Read more and register for this event.