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RELIGIOUS STUDIES NEWS

Crane to Lecture on International Law

As part of this year's Human Rights and Genocide Symposium, David Crane, professor of practice at Syracuse University School of Law, will kick off the first lecture of the series with a talk focused on international law, questions of universal jurisdiction, and justice. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room. Prior to his professorship at Syracuse, Crane was...  More >>

Salter Lectures in Philippines

Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 recently gave a lecture titled, "The Promises and Pitfalls of Moral Formation in American Civil Religion," at Silliman University in the Philippines. The lecture took place on Jan. 12, and was the start of the university's General Education Integrative Learning Lecture series for the spring semester. The lecture covered A...  More >>

Seven Faculty Awarded Tenure

This year during the January meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, the Colleges conferred tenure and the rank of associate professor to seven faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees granted tenure and the rank of associate professor to Jamie Bodenlos of the Psychology Department, James Capreedy of the Classics Department, Anthony Cerulli of the Religious Studies Department,...  More >>

Mandala Ceremonial Rite

It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yignyen and his students, which was on dis...  More >>

Celebrating the Season of Gratitude

In addition to the annual dinner with President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan, the Hobart and William Smith community celebrated Thanksgiving early this year with The Grateful Plate, a new event exploring how different cultures express gratitude. Featuring a panel of student speakers, as well as a special lunch for faculty and students, the event took place on Sunday, Nov. 23 from noon t...  More >>