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McComb Sanchez delivers lecture in Great Hall at Yale
3 days ago
Last week, Professor Andrea McComb Sanchez delivered lectures at a Barnard College/Columbia University and Yale University. On April 8, Professor McComb Sanchez lectured on "Becoming a Tradition: Pueblo Indian Patron Saint Feast Days as Resistance...
Photos of award winners
4 days ago
The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is happy to announce the winners of the Lionel Rombach and Ora Bretall Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Awardees for the Ora Bretall Award are (alphabetical by last name): Lindsay Briese,...
1 month ago
Three Religious Studies majors presented papers at the American Academy of Religion/Western Region annual conference. This was just the second year that undergraduate papers have been accepted and the University of Arizona is the only university to...
Crosscurrents Cover
1 month ago
Brett Esaki recently published an article in CrossCurrents titled, “Japanese American Spiritual Ambiguity and Arts of Silence.” It describes the challenge of making political art that communicates an experience of ambiguity. You can find the article...
Robert Lisak
1 month ago
Religious Studies major Robert Lisak has been awarded the SILLC Global Award. This very competitive award will help fund Rob's participation in the Arizona in Hangzhou: Chinese Culture and Buddhism Study Abroad program. Rob says "My college path has...
2 months ago
College of Humanities double major Rob Lisak is featured as the UA Honors College student of the week.  Lisak majors in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies and talked with the Honors College about his experiences studying abroad in Hangzhou.  ...
2 months ago
A $50,000 commitment from Dr. Ross Schwartzberg will establish a new scholarship for UA students majoring in Religious Studies for Health Professionals, as well as an annual lecture series focusing on health and religion. Dr. Schwartzberg, who...
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2 months ago
Professor Daisy Vargas has been selected to the 2019-2020 cohort of the Young Scholars in American Religion Program. The prestigious program aims to train and mentor the next generation of leading teachers and scholars in American religion. The...
Simmons speaking at conference
4 months ago
Professor Simmons delivered a plenary address at The Dharma/Dhamma International Conference on Shaktatantra at Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Sanchi, India. His address was titled "Navārṇa Mantra and Meaning: Bhāskararāya's...
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4 months ago
Professor Andrea McComb Sanchez was recently interviewed by Christopher Conover of Arizona Public Media for the show "The Buzz." Professor McComb Sanchez was interviewed as part of an episode that centers on the winter solstice. The interview will...
Photo of Tibetan Buddhism Class
5 months ago
On November 13, 2018, Prof. Rae Dachille's Tibetan Buddhism class (RELI 358) was joined by several prominent Tibetan ascetics and researchers, including Venerable Ani Thukden Dema, a nun studying as part of Emory Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI); ...
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5 months ago
Professor Brett Esaki's essay "Whiteness Studies--Why Not to Teach it (As an Untentured Professor)" was recently published in the American Academy of Religion's professonal magazine Religious Studies News in the "Spotlight on Teaching" special issue...

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