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Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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Distinguished Visiting Humanist Wendy Doniger discusses science, religion

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

The University of Chicago professor will be in residence from March 22 to 24. A scholar of Hinduism and mythology, her work highlights the “often messy collision of religion, science, and politics.”

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Heading home, feeling hungry

Fri, 09 Dec 2016

When you head home for winter break, what are you hungry for? Dani Douglas ’17 poses the question to four of her classmates, and provides links to recipes for these home-made favorites.

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QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016

Halloween is a staple in American culture, but what are the origins of the holiday? Emil Homerin, professor of religion, discusses Halloween's roots in mysticism with student host Nick Bruno in this episode of QuadCast, the University's official podcast.

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Sykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle East

Thu, 12 May 2016

As the accord turns 100 years old, Aaron Hughes, professor of Jewish studies, weighs in on the impact the secret accord that established political control of territories in the Middle East among Great Britain, France, and Russia after World War I. / The Conversation

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Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

Tue, 10 May 2016

Rochester will join forces with the Cornell Prison Education Program next year, as assistant professor of religion Joshua Dubler and his students bring the value of a higher education to an often invisible population while addressing the epidemic of mass incarceration.

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Joshua Dubler awarded Carnegie Fellowship to explore prison abolition

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Joshua Dubler, assistant professor of religion, will spend the next two years pursuing the question of whether the prison itself is a necessary component of modern society.

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Scholars to discuss ‘Transparent’ at first academic conference

Thu, 11 Feb 2016

In December, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies will host a conference examining the nexus of sex and gender studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and media studies themes that run through the show.

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Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Joshua Dubler's project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.

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Symposia, exhibit, opera look behind the veils of Salomé

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

The story of Salomé has been recreated in popular culture for more than 2,000 years. On Oct. 8-11, her evolving role in religion, society, and the arts will be explored in a two-day symposia and series of events titled The Veils of Salomé, at both the River Campus and the Eastman School of Music.

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The recently created Humanities Center supports multidisciplinary engagement around literature, history, the arts, and philosophies of cultures past and present with the aim of fostering educated, contributing global citizens.

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