Department of Religious Studies

Religious Studies at Explore UT

Sat, February 25, 2006

Prof. Martha Newman, director of the Religious Studies Program, gives a talk on the Da Vinci Code. Come see this event and more by Religious Studies faculty and other departments:

Danteworlds: A Multimedia Journey Through Dantes Divine Comedy- We will use the Danteworlds Web site containing artistic images, textual commentary and recordings of Italian verses to join Dante in his journey through the 3 realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) presented in the Divine Comedy. College of Liberal Arts Performance PAR 206 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM.

From the Heart of Texas: Hebrew for Y'all- The Linguistics Research Center has developed one of the most comprehensive Hebrew language instructional sites in the world. Tutorials in biblical and modern Hebrew, originally produced movies, interviews and more. Yall come and learn with us. College of Liberal Arts Hands- on Activity/Interactive MEZ 2.116 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM.

Northern Gods and Heroes: Tales from the Codex Regius- The Codex Regius is an Icelandic manuscript from about 1275. Its poems tell stories of pre-Christian gods and goddesses. Those who dream of dragon treasures, the battle music of sword and spear, screams of ravens, and the howls of wolves are welcome. College of Liberal Arts Lecture MEZ 2.118 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Religion and Disease in Africa- The AIDS epidemic in Africa has focused attention of organized religion worldwide. Sociology professor Mark Regnerus discusses findings from Malawi about risk behavior, HIV status and whether religious affiliation or involvement have a bearing on disease. College of Liberal Arts Lecture PAR 102 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM.

Mary Magdalene, Jesus and "The Da Vinci Code"- Is there truth to historical claims in Dan Browns book, "The Da Vinci Code?" History and Religious Studies professor, Martha Newman, untangles some of Browns historical assertions, examines what is known about Mary Magdalene, and explores why many have treated this thriller as more than a novel. College of Liberal Arts Lecture MEZ 1.306 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM.

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