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Religious Studies News

Fall 2012 (No. 14)

Welcome to the Religious Studies News web page. This online newsletter will be updated every semester to let you know what is happening with Religious Studies faculty, majors, minors and alums. It will also provide a way of alerting you to major events and developments in the field of Religious Studies. You can help to develop this page by letting us know what is happening. Please feel free to send items of interest relating to Religious Studies people (including yourself!) and events.

News From RS Headquarters:

  • Vatican II at 50: The Legacy of the Council Lives On will take place on October 18 and 19 in the Sarazen Student Union. This program is co-sponsored by the Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Featured speakers are Fr. Michael Himes and Sr. Kathleen Hughes. See our Vatican II Anniversary web page for details. All are welcome.
  • On November 20, Fr. Dennis Tamburello will present a day-long mini-course on John Calvin entitled We Are Not Our Own: John Calvin Speaks to Us Today. The program is sponsored by the Capital Region Theological Center and the Dept. of Religious Studies. For further information and registration, please visit the CRTC website.
  • Dr. Peter Zaas is teaching a travel course this semester on "Religious Treasures of Italy." The trip will take place during the Winter Recess.

News from RS alumni:

  • Eben Yonnetti '12 is teaching English in Mianyang, China. Click here to read Eben's latest message and see some photos.
  • Harry Chauss ’99 works as a web content developer for Johns Hopkins Health System. He earned an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University in 2002, with a thesis entitled: The Cultural Construction of Jewish Identity, Online. From 2003-2004, he did an internship with the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, an interfaith understanding and peace organization in Jerusalem.
  • Annemarie Brennan '99 joined the Human Rights Law Division as an Associate Legal Advisor in 2008. She oversees HRLD’s Middle East and North Africa portfolios. She was previously the Acting Advocacy Director for International Justice and Domestic Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, focusing on human rights law and international humanitarian law. Annemarie completed a law degree at American University's Washington College of Law in 2007, along with an M.A. in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service. In 2001 Annemarie completed graduate work in the development of Early Christian literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

COMING events

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf
    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf
  • On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies is co-sponsoring a lecture by Greg Barrett, author of The Gospel of Father Joe: Revolutions and Revelations in the Slums of Bangkok, and The Gospel of Rutba: War, Peace, and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq. The latter book won a 2013 Catholic Press Book Award. Place: Boland Room, Fr. Benjamin Kuhn Alumni House. For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Dickens.

  • On Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.., the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies will sponsor the Eighth Annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. Fr. Dennis Tamburello, O.F.M., Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College, will speak on the topic "Adventures in Interfaith Dialogue."

    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 243, Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, Ph.D., will lecture on the topic "Wrestling with our Inner Angels: Spirituality and Mental Illness." The event is co-sponsored by the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and Siena College’s Social Work Department, Psychology Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies and Office of the Chaplain. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Carla Sofka of Siena's Social Work Department. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/religious-studies/religious-studies-department-coming-events/#sthash.NILM7Ok9.dpuf

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