Faculty accomplishments, 2016-2017
A look back at what faculty from the Department of Comparative Religion accomplished during the 2016-2017 school year.
Religion department bestows annual student awards
award-forshey.jpgAt a ceremony on May 3, the Department of Comparative Religion honored selected undergraduates for their academics or service.
Lost in translation: author Safia Elhillo addresses the refugee experience
On March 16, successful Sudanese American author and poet Safia Elhillo shared her insights and experiences as the first speaker in the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies' Spring 2017 lecture series, Refuge/Refugees
Refuge/Refugee Lecture Series highlights the plight of some of the world's most vulnerable people
This spring semester the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) is hosting a series of lectures, Refuge/Refugee, to call attention to the world's refugee crisis, overwhelmingly Syrian, which in 2016 became the largest since World War II
Dr. French selected to deliver a TEDx talk
french-75x75.jpgTo be held on March 4, his talk will discuss empathy as a tool for addressing bigotry, racism, and xenophobia.
Visiting professors to discuss religion in Russian politics
A roundtable will be held on Mar. 9, "Russian Orthodoxy 1917/2017." On Mar. 10, Vera Shevzov will speak on "The Bolshevik Revolution and the Art of Spiritual Warfare."
Haim Rechnitzer is coming to do a poetry reading
rechnitzer.jpgA rabbi, a poet, and a professor walked into a bar--and they were all the same person. Dr. Rechnitzer will read his poetry on March 1 in Shriver Center.
Miami students invited to contribute to "Media, Ethics, and Religion" conference
This undergraduate conference will be held at Christopher Newport University, in Virginia. Paper proposals are due March 18.
Faculty and students meet to discuss implications of the federal government's immigration ban
The Departments of Political Science, Comparative Religion, and Global and Intercultural Studies recently hosted a special "pop-up" lecture in which students and professors came together to discuss President Trump's recent immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries