Silas Allard (Mizzou Religious Studies major 2004) has been named Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University

Dr. Hofer recently participated in an exciting workshop on "Religious Negotiations at the Boundaries" at Vanderbilt University. He presented a paper titled "Whoever Resembles a Community is From that Community: Medieval Jews and Muslims as Communities of Practice."

Congratulations to Luke Welch, Religious Studies major, on being chosen by the CIEE South Korea Scholarship program to receive a full scholarship to study at Yonsei University in South Korea over spring break.

Last weekend Kate Kelley participated in a panel at the annual International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida. The panel, "Teaching Gaiman," included author Neil Gaiman as respondent!

Professor Callahan participated in the Colloquium on American Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington University's Danforth Center on Religion & Politics on April 4.

Congratulations to senior Religious Studies Major Catherine Newhouse on being awarded the Honors College Outstanding Senior Award!

Congratulations to Adam Miller, current MA student, for being awarded the prize for Best Graduate Paper at the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting! Adam's paper was titled "Charisma as Discourse: An Analysis of Swami Vivekananda's Discursive Activity."

Dr. Buhrman will be teaching "Buddhism and Science" (RelSt 2005) as a one credit Maymester course, meeting 1:00-3:00 May 20-May 24.

Religious Studies major Maranda Johnson presented a paper and poster on "The Evolution of the Hindu Goddess Kali in Art and Literature" at the 24th annual McNair Scholars conference at MU this weekend.

Professor Nate Hofer presented a talk on Islamophobia at William Woods University in Fulton on April 29.