Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.
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The second annual Arab Fest will be held October 22-24 and aims to bring Arab traditions to the UT and local community. The News Sentinel wrote a story about the event.
A Georgetown University scholar will address freedom of expression in Islam and the West during a lecture at UT on Tuesday, October 27.
Rosalind Hackett recently spoke with Local 8 Now about the importance of students understanding all religions so they know how they factor into national and international affairs.
The Departments of History and Religious Studies will host University of Notre Dame Professor Mark Noll for a lecture titled “The Bible and the Civil War: Before, During, and After.”
The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes Tina Shepardson, associate professor of religious studies, and Micheline van Riemsdijk, associate professor of geography, as faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week 2015.
Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences, will speak about “Jesus the Jewish Storyteller: Hearing the Parables Anew.”
After graduating from UT on Saturday, Olivia Bradley will fly 7,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and drive six hours through Uganda to start her career in a small East African town.
Deborah Dash Moore, director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver a talk, “Urban Origins of American Judaism,” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a story on the Siddiqi Lecture Series, a new, annual Islamic lecture series aimed at broadening public understanding of the religion. Sherman A. Jackson, a renowned professor and the director of University of Southern California’s Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice, will deliver the inaugural lecture.