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    Events for Fall 2014

    Orientation week: Aug 18-22

    Religion New grad Orientation:  Aug 20, 10-1, in 207

    Welcome reception:  Aug 22, Dodd Hall Auditorium, breezeway & foyer, 5:30pm to 9pm

    Classes begin: Aug 25

    The John Priest Lecture; February 5th, 2015; Keynote speaker Dale Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

    Graduate Student Symposium February 20-22, 2015; Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Lincoln, The University of Chicago.
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    2nd Undergraduate Student Symposium February 27-29, 2015, “Religion and Culture” >>Flyer

    National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference to be held at FSU. April 10-12.
    Check website on http://www.nubc2015.com/

    Bartholomeusz Lecture April 10th, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30. Dodd Hall Auditorium. By Dr. Jason Josephson, Williams College talk about "How Buddhism Became a Religion." >>Flyer

    News for Fall 2014

    Prof. John Corrigan receives award of the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair: Corrigan, the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion, was one of about 40 people in the United States to receive a Fulbright Distinguished Chair this year. To be considered for a distinguished chair award, candidates must be eminent scholars and have significant publishing and teaching records.>>Read More


    Events for Fall 2013
    Orientation week:
    Aug 19-23
    Religion New grad Orientation: 
    Aug 21, 10-1, in 207
    Welcome reception: 
    Aug 23, Dodd Hall Auditorium, breezeway & foyer, 6pm to 9pm
    Classes begin: 
    Aug 26
    Bartholomuesz Lecture:
    Sep 6, Dr. Brian Hatcher

    Wellborn Lecture:
    Oct 23, 5pm, The FSU Heritage Museum, Dodd Hall, by Dr. Leigh Eric Schmidt of Washington University. Reception to Follow. >>Flyer

    “Global Rebellion:  Religious Challenges to the Secular State” By Dr.Mark Juergensmeyer, Thursday Nov. 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m., The Broad AuditoriumThe Pepper Cente >>Flyer

    Ph.D. candidate John Crow wins Online Distance Learning Awards
    Ph.D. candidate John Crow wins the Florida State University's first annual Online Distance Learning Awards in the category of Excellence in Online Course Design for the Department of Religion’s first online course, World Religions (REL1300). He also received an honorable mention in the category of Excellence in Online Teaching.
    John Crow has had a lifelong interest in computing technology, with a professional focus on hardware and software infrastructure, development, and support. Our of his work experience grew an interest in how technology could be used to enhance education and create opportunities for new pedagogical approaches. Crow recognizes the importance of incorporating other forms of technology in learning, including the use of social media in the classroom. He is currently on an advisement committee of the American Historical Association, which is charged with exploring the implications of MOOCs as they relate to the pedagogy of U.S. Intellecutual History.

    Chris Blythe has won the Communal Studies Institute prize for best paper in the annual competition
    It will be published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought next month. Title: “The Highest Class of Adulterers and Whoremongers”: Plural Marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), and the Construction of Memory.”

    Dr. Cuevas has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
    Dr. Cuevas has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013. He is one of only four scholars in the field of religion to be awarded this prestigious honor. He was also recently awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).>>Read More

    Dr. Matthew Goff is awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
    Professor Goff will spend one year in Germany to research his project dealing with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the great flood in the book of Genesis. For an FSU story on this grant, click here.

    John F. Priest Lecture
    "Jesus in Jerusalem: Armed and Not Dangerous" by Dr. Dale B. Martin, Thursday January 30 2014, 4:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Alumni Center, Reception immediately following the lecture. >>Flyer

    First Annual Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture
    By Dr. Daniel B. Stevenson Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 4-6pm. Student Services Building, Room 201 (874 Traditions Way)

    The 13th Graduate Students Symposium Call for Papers
    The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 21-23, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.
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    The 13th Graduate Students Symposium Schedule is available!
    >>Click here to open the document.


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