Department of Religious Studies News

Department of Religious Studies Retirees Paying It Forward to UT

In preparation for Department of Religious Studies 50th anniversary celebration, two retired department heads provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment. Several retirees also have contributed toward other awards and endowments to support the department.

In Memoriam: Charles Harlan Reynolds

Charles Harlan Reynolds, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Religious Studies, passed away January 25. He was 78. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 11, at the UT Visitors Center. Reynolds joined UT’s Department of Religious Studies in 1969. He served as head from 1980 to 2001.

News Sentinel, WATE Highlight UT Arab Fest

The Knoxville News Sentinel and WATE highlighted UT’s third Arab Fest that aimed to exposed event goers to the vibrant culture of the Middle East, which is often in the headlines only for tragedy.

Third Annual UT Arab Fest Returns October 21-22

The third annual UT Arab Fest kicks off on Friday, October 21. The festival will include presentations from an extensive list of performers as well as cultural demonstrations.