Thanks to the generous donations from our friends and alumni*, the department is able to sponsor lecture series and host events for our concentrators. Here are highlights from our 2009/10 schedule:
09/30/09: Lox, Stock & Bagel Breakfast for Religious Studies faculty, majors and minors.
10/7/09: Chrystie Flournoy Swiney, Visiting Instructor, College of William and Mary. “Life after William and Mary” for Religious Studies Major and Minors.
10/26-28/09: Alan Levenson, Professor, Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies, Cleveland, OH. Five lectures on Jewish History.
10/28/09: Lox, Stock & Bagel Breakfast for Religious Studies faculty, majors and minors.
11/17/09: Danny Zemel, Rabbi, Temple Micah, Washington DC. “American Reform Jewish Thought Today”
11/19/09: Jeffrey Gurock, Professor, Yeshiva University, New York, NY. “Varieties of American Orthodoxy Today”
2/1-4/10: Jeremy Cohen, Professor, Tel Aviv University. Five lectures on various aspects of the interaction between Judaism and Christianity.
2/3/10: Lox, Stock & Bagel Breakfast for Religious Studies faculty, majors and minors.
2/07/10: Ithamar Gruenwald, Emeritus Professor, Tel Aviv University; B. Spaeth, V. Panoussi, M. Daise, Professors, College of William and Mary. “Religion & Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean”
2/09/10: Mary Schilling, Director, Career Services, College of William and Mary. “I’m majoring in Religious Studies. Then what?” for Religious Studies faculty, majors and minors.
3/26/10: Randi Rashkover, Professor, George Mason University. “Franz Rosenzweig”
4/7/10: Bruce Hoffman, Professor, Georgetown University. “Terrorism and Ethics?: How Terrorists Justify the Violence They Inflict”
4/13/10: Bennett Miller, Rabbi, Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ. “Jewish Responses to God in a Post-Holocaust Era”
*July 09-June 10 Donors: W. Bangel, E. Berley, A. Bevis, M. Caskey, J. & P. Comey, J. Devereaux, A. Dickey, E. Gorman, M. Guillaudeu, M. Henszey, A. Hicks, V. Irby, E. Jackson, K. Kranzberg, K. Nelson, J. Neubauer, M. Poteet, K. Ragsdale, L. Reynolds, E. Rindler, J. Robertson, S. Schworer, S. Silver, A. Smith, S. Sobel, M. Soffin, S. Sweeney, L. Tancredi, K. Toker, R. Tuttle, K. Williamson, and M. Wunnenberg.