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Religious Studies Open House

Join us for ice cream and meet our new advisor!

Thu, Nov 10, 2005

Please help us welcome our new Religious Studies advisor Alberto Varon by coming to our Open House in the new Religious Studies Program offices in the Geography building. We will be having an ice cream social from 2:20-4pm next Wednesday, November 16, in GRG 222. All Religious Studies majors and affiliated faculty are invited to attend. Ice cream and other snacks will be provided.

New Religious Studies Courses Added for Fall 2005!

Do you need to add a Religious Studies course this semester?

Tue, Aug 30, 2005

These courses have been added to our Fall 2005 offerings:
- R S 312 Sexuality and Religion in India 43454 MWF 12-1P GAR 5 Harvey, S
- R S 312 Introduction to Devotional Literature of India 43456 MWF 11-12 GRG 424 Harris, A.
- R S 313 History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe 43457 MWF 1-2P GAR 201 Shtakser, I
- R S 313 History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe 43458 MWF 2-3P GAR 313 Shtakser, I

Fall Advising Changes

Fri, Aug 26, 2005

The Religious Studies Program sadly says farewell to Gabby Yearwood, our academic advisor for the past three years. Gabby has accepted a position as advisor for the Department of Anthropology. As both his undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Anthropology, this new position was a unique opportunity for him. We wish him all the best; he will be missed. Gabbya^?(TM)s new office is in EPS 1.130.

Until we hire a new academic advisor, Religious Studies students in need of advising can speak with Midge Myhre in GEB 2.306. Midge is an experienced advisor and will be happy to help with your immediate concerns regarding Fall registration. Her office hours are weekdays 7:30am-4:30pm. You can also reach Midge at (512) 232-2975 or

New for 2005-06!

The Graduate Portfolio Program in the Study of Religion has been approved.

Thu, Aug 18, 2005

Beginning Fall 2005, graduate students from across the university can draw on the rich expertise of the Religious Studies faculty by enrolling in the Master's and Doctoral Portfolio Programs in the Study of Religion. Students earning their graduate degrees in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts as well as the professional schools can now enhance their academic and professional development by incorporating a thematically focused set of Religious Studies courses into their graduate curriculum.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Aloysius Martinich

Interview with Professor Martinich

Wed, May 4, 2005

Professor of Philosophy at UT and one of the world's leading scholars on Thomas Hobbes, Dr. Martinich teaches Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Whose Faith? Which Morals?

Free Public Symposium on Religion, Politics, and Values

Thu, Apr 7, 2005

On Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th, Central Texans will have an opportunity to participate in a deliberative symposium on one of the most important and topical issues in American public life today. "Whose Faith? Which Morals?: Religion, Politics, and Values" is a free public event, jointly planned and sponsored by the University of Texas Humanities Institute, the University of Texas Religious Studies Program, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, and Austin Area Inter- Religious Ministries.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Stalker

Interview with Professor Stalker

Mon, Apr 4, 2005

Professor's interests include religious and cultural movements in 20th century Japan

Interview with Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett

Regarding the recent conference "Is God Brazilian? Christianity and New Religious Movements"

Fri, Feb 11, 2005