A desk seldom separates the Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell from visitors in her office. Rather than sequester herself behind furniture, the Allegheny College chaplain much prefers to sit adjacent to her guests, the room encased with bookshelves and filled with gentle, dim light. Nickell’s office is as warm and inviting as her presence is on
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Allegheny College Students to Attend National Conference at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics
Allegheny College students will participate in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement conference at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP), February 3-5. The 2017 National Campaign conference will focus on identifying the root causes of national divisiveness following the 2016 presidential election and work to formulate strategies to bridge gaps between
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Life Adrienne Krone recently presented two papers on her research. On Nov. 21, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, Tex., she presented a paper entitled, “Free-Range Judaism.” The second paper, entitled “It’s Muddy on the Margins,” was delivered Dec.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Younus Mirza recently published the article “Ibn Taymiyya as Exegete” in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. The articles discusses how Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most influential medieval Muslim scholars in modern times, engaged the Bible and biblical literature to better interpret parts of the Qur’an.
Routledge has published Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s latest book, Religious Ways of Experiencing Life: A Global and Narrative Approach. The book is an introduction to the major religious traditions and religious studies along with chapters on ancient dead religions such as Egyptian, Greek, and Roman and separate chapters on Native American Indians and
Mathematics is more than a scramble of numbers for Yukihide “Yuki” Nakada, a senior who is a double major in mathematics and philosophy/religious studies. It’s what makes the world go ’round for him. “This organic feeling that there is a symmetry and simplicity that everything is related is just a wonderful thing about mathematics, which sets
Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson published the essay “Conflicting Methodological Metaphors Pertaining to Sameness and Difference: Eliade and Deleuze in Dialogue” in From Influence and Confluence to Difference and Indifference: Studies on History of Religions, edited by Mihaela Gligor and published by Presa Universitara Clujeana in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015 (pp. 76-113).
Two essays by Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson, “Archeology of Celibacy” (Vol. 1, pp. 207-208) and “Tantric Sex” (Vol. 3, pp. 1335-1357), have been published in The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, 3 Vols., edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. Professor Olson recently signed a book contract
After attending two AAC&U workshops on Faculty Leadership and Integrative Learning, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Eric Boynton, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck co-authored an article, “Opening the Doors for Faculty Collaboration: The Case of the Allegheny Gateway,” which appears in
Annabel Zinn ’15 and Brittany Griffith ’15 each presented a paper at Syracuse University’s Conference on Religion and Culture on March 28.