Master Arabic calligrapher Pablo Casado will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7.
Department of Religious Studies News
An Indiana University scholar will explore the intersections between identity, Islam, and the African diaspora during a lecture at UT at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24.
UT will host the fourth annual Arab Fest on Friday and Saturday, October 20–21.
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.
February 12 marks the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on earth.
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.
A visiting scholar will lead discussions related to an Israeli film festival and give a lecture January 22–23.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Mark Hulsether, professor of religious studies, for a story examining the intersection of religion and politics and how people of faith draw disparate conclusions at the ballot box.
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.
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.