This coming weekend (Nov. 23-26) will be the occasion for the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) in Baltimore, Maryland. All of our faculty are involved in the AAR/SBL, and several will be participating in the conference:


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.

Congratulations to Dr. Nate Hofer, who has been awarded the Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies!!

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.

Spirituality Correlates to Better Mental Health Regardless of Religion, Say MU Researchers -- See what Dr. Dan Cohen has been up to.

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."

This weekend Professor Callahan will be participating in a conference in Santa Barbara, California, in honor of Catherine L.

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.

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!!

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.