Department of Religious Studies

A&S in the News: November 12-18, 2017

Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: Al.com – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term”… Read more »

A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2017

Visiting Writers Series Author T Cooper to speak to students: Crimson White – Nov. 5 Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, CNN.com, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time… Read more »

A&S in the News: September 10-16, 2017

Cloud Lecture Series Fall brings a full slate of arts offerings at W&M: Williamsburg and Yorktown Daily – Sept. 10 A mural project completed with visiting artist Steve Prince over the summer to kick off the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of W&M’s first African-American residential students will be unveiled this week and on permanent… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 13-19, 2017

Congressional Internship Program COLLEGE NEWS: August 13, 2017: Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 13 Congressional Internship Program: Senator Richard Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service. Three area college students completed an internship this summer in this Washington office … Libby Hufham of Dothan, the daughter of… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 6-12, 2017

Climate Change How climate change became a question of faith: Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 8 Every four years, the nation’s scientists from myriad federal agencies come together to release a comprehensive report synthesizing the current state of climate science … “The dispute over Darwin planted a seed, and the evolution argument set the groundwork for… Read more »

A&S in the News: June 18-24, 2017

Maya People Today Dispelling myths about ancient, modern Maya peoples: Publicnow.com – June 19 Think of the word ‘Maya’ and free associate.  Does Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ spring to mind?  Unless you’re a Mayanist, you’re likely to think of ancient peoples who had a taste for blood and writing skills that were ahead of their… Read more »

Religious Studies Celebrates 50 Years

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Prayer in public schools has been a controversial issue for decades. But it was out of that very issue that religious studies departments across academia were birthed. On June 17, 1963, in the case of Abington School District v. the Schempp Family, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in the favor… Read more »

A&S in the News – October 29-November 4

Check Your Ageism, Science. It’s Unbecoming Psychology Today – Oct. 30 As a PhD student of Clinical Psychology of the scientist-practitioner tradition, I am trained in the art and science of psychology. The art being clinical practice— the science being the research. Of course, and ideally, the primary purpose of this scientist-practitioner model is to… Read more »

A&S in the News – Oct. 21- 28

Stars Exhibit Mysterious Behavior ITech Post – Oct. 22 The universe has many mysteries that astronomers are still trying to figure out. As new discoveries are made, new questions are being raised as well. Many stars are still a mystery, and some stars do have peculiar behavior, such as those that have been found to… Read more »