News & Events
The Lash is Mightier Than the Sword: Torture in Islamic Legal Thought
Thursday, October 4 in Wyatt 101 at 4:30pm
Join the Religion Department for a lecture by Professor Rumee Ahmed, followed by a discussion. Rumee Ahmed is Assistant Professor of Islamic Law, University of British Columbia.
Stuart Smithers has been selected to deliver the faculty address at the Academic Convocation on Saturday, May 12 at 2 PM in Schneebeck Auditorium. Professor Smithers’ talk is titled “Exceptionalism and the Everyman: Or, Why We Should All Fish in the Morning.”
Congratulations to Matthew Ingalls, who was recently awarded the 2011 Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies for his dissertation.
Congratulations to Jonathan Stockdale and Elisabeth Benard, both of whom received Trimble Awards for summer scholarship in Japan and China/Nepal, respectively.
Congratulations to Suzanne Holland, professor of religion, who has been named the second John B. Magee Chair in Science and Values in the Honors Program (2012–2017), succeeding Mott Greene, who will retire in May 2012. Holland is a bioethicist with particular focus on the intersection of ethics, medicine, religion, and new genetic technologies. She has collaborated nationally and internationally on issues raised by stem cell research, assisted reproduction, genomics, biobanking, health care access, and just research practices.