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April 2017

Standing in Cement: Possibilities Created by Ravan on the Chhattisgarhi Plains (Joyce Flueckiger Lecture)

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Dr. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Professor, Emory University Framed by recent interest in the agency of materiality, this talk analyzes, through a performative-ethnographic lens, possibilities created and questions raised by the cement images of Ravan, the antagonist of the Ramayana epic tradition, found throughout the central plains of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. While in Ramayan verbal narraties, Ravan dies; here in Chhattisgarh, materially he stands and is much more visible than the hero-god Ram. The materiality of…

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Making Moderate Islam (Rosemary Corbett lecture)

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map

A lecture by Dr. Rosemary Corbett: "Making Moderate Islam: On Sufism, Service, and the 'Ground Zero Mosque' Controversy' Sponsored by: UNC Student Congress, the Department of Religious Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Department of Sociology, and the UNC Cultural Studies Program For the event flyer, click here.

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Department of Religious Studies Awards Ceremony

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hyde Hall, University Room, 176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC
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2017 Department of Religious Studies Awards Ceremony Including: Undergraduate Student Awards Graduate Student Awards Faculty Achievement Recognitions *Refreshments will be served For more information, email quick@unc.edu or call 919-962-5667

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May 2017

2017 UNC Religious Studies Commencement Reception

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Courtyard between Carolina and Murphey Halls Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map

2017 UNC Religious Studies Spring Commencement Reception All graduates and their special guests are cordially invited to the Spring commencement reception of the Department of Religious Studies. The reception will include a ceremony during which we will recognize each graduating major and double major individually and present them with a congratulatory note to mark their graduation from our department. The reception will be held in the courtyard between Carolina and Murphey Halls, Sunday, May 14th, immediately following the university's main…

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Maymester and Summer Session 1 Begin

May 17
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

UNC-Chapel Hill Summer School Schedule: Maymester: May 17 - June 2, 2017 Summer Session 1: May 17 - June 22, 2017 Summer Session 2: June 26 - August 1, 2017 For more information, go to summer.unc.edu

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June 2017

Summer Session 2 Begins

June 26
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

UNC-Chapel Hill Summer School Schedule: Maymester: May 17 - June 2, 2017 Summer Session 1: May 17 - June 22, 2017 Summer Session 2: June 26 - August 1, 2017 For more information, go to summer.unc.edu

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August 2017

Fall 2017 Classes Begin

August 22
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

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September 2017

How Do We Approach the Problem? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Complexities of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stone Center Auditorium, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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"How Do We Approach the Problem? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Complexities of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion" (Event with Moustafa Bayoumi) How do experts from different fields approach important problems facing us today? Author Moustafa Bayoumi and UNC professors from across campus will discuss the complex issues raised by Bayoumi's book, How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America. Faculty from the sciences and the humanities will join Bayoumi for a dynamic conversation of these…

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Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Genome Sciences Building, G100 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

Hear Kenneth L. Marcus, the founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America. In 2012, Marcus was named to the Forward 50, the Jewish Daily Forward's listing of the "American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year." For a poster of this event, click here.

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Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages: Architecture, Social Conflict and Pilgrimage in a Time of Change

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

Santiago de Compostela and the Autumn of the Middle Ages: Architecture, Social Conflict and Pilgrimage in a Time of Change A lecture by Dr. José Suárez Otero (Sponsored by the Departments of Romance Studies, Religious Studies, and History) For the event flyer, click here.

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