Professor Rabia Gregory has been invited to present her research at an international conference on the literary production and literacy of medieval nuns, hosted by UMKC, June 5-8. For more information on the "Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe" conference, see http://www.nuns-literacies.org/
Prof. Dennis Kelley will be presenting a paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting, which will be held June 3-6 at the Mohegan Sun Resort on the Mohegan Tribe's Connecticut reservation. Dr. Kelley's paper is titled "Spiritual Healing through Physical Practice, Physical Healing through Spiritual Practice: Native American and First Nations Canoe Traditions and Community Health." See more about the NAISA and the conference here: http://www.naisa.org/
Congratulations to Catherine Newhouse, Religious Studies Major, for winning the Evangelical Press Association's Higher Goals Award for Student Writer of the Year for her article on Pentecostal churches in Rwanda published in Christianity Today last December!! http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/december/pentecostalrwanda.html
Congratulations to our just-graduated MA students! Newly minted MU Religious Studies MAs include Guy Niederhauser, Douglas Valentine, Daniel Tallent, Allison Frey, and Erica West.
This weekend Professor Callahan will be participating in a conference in Santa Barbara, California, in honor of Catherine L. Albanese, called "Corresponding Motions: Religions & Religion in 19th Century America." He will be presenting a paper titled “Working with Religion: Explorations in the Religious History of Work and the Work of Religious History in the United States."
This weekend (April 26-29) Dr. Dan Cohen is participating in the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies in Denver, CO. He has a poster in the conference presenting his work on a project titled "Tat tvam asi: Hindu notions of 'self' (atman) and neuropsychological perceptions of self." More on the event here: http://contemplativeresearch.org/
Spirituality Correlates to Better Mental Health Regardless of Religion, Say MU Researchers -- See what Dr. Dan Cohen has been up to.
Professor Drott participated in a workshop conference on "Healing Texts, Healing Practices, Healing Bodies: a Workshop on Medicine and Buddhism in Japan and East Asia" this past weekend (April 6-7) at UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies.
Congratulations to Dr. Nate Hofer, who has been awarded the Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies!!
The Bruce D. Craig Prize, carrying a cash award of $1,000, is given annually by Mamluk Studies Review for the best dissertation on a topic related to the Mamluk Sultanate submitted to an American or Canadian university during the preceding calendar year.
Kate Kelley took part in the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 21-25. She presented a paper titled "Reaver Apocalypse: Much Ado about No-thing." Reavers are animalistic humans in the TV show Firefly and film Serenity.