Department of Religious Studies

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 »

Faculty Selected for 2016 Alabama-Greece Partnership

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Seven faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May as part of an academic partnership with faculty members at Aristotle University. The UA faculty members have proposed projects that they will complete in partnership with Aristotle University faculty members. Dr…. Read more »

Where Are They Now?

From the July 2015 Desktop News | What can you do with a degree in religious studies? That’s what an informal lecture series in the Department of Religious Studies seeks to answer. The biannual discussion series, dubbed “There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale,” was created in 2013 to help students answer, both to themselves… Read more »

Woods Quad Sculpture Garden Opens

From the August 2014 Desktop News | Woods Quad has long been home to students filling sketchbooks and lounging between classes. Now, thanks to a recently completed renovation, it will serve as the University’s outdoor sculpture garden, featuring work by faculty and the very same students who call the quad “home.” A dedication ceremony for… Read more »

UA Delegation Travels to Greece

From the June 2014 Desktop News | When someone is truly confused by something, they might say “It’s all Greek to me,” but The University of Alabama Greece Initiative is just the opposite; it’s all about furthering understanding and collaboration between UA and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A group of faculty members from the University recently… Read more »

Family of Zachary Day Establishes Fund to Support Religious Studies Lecture Series

Charles L. Day, father, and Dr. Nancy R. Campbell, stepmother, of the late Zachary Daniel Day, have given $15,000 to establish a support fund to honor the memory of their son. The Zachary Daniel Day Memorial Support Fund will support lectures in the Department of Religious Studies that address topics related to image, myth, and… Read more »

Zachary Day Lecture Focuses on Pop Culture

Annual event honors memory of former student From the September 2013 Desktop News | A growing interest in the field of religious studies is how popular culture interacts with conventional components of religion, such as image and myth. Dr. Monica Miller, a scholar of religion, youth subcultures, and popular culture, will visit campus this fall to explore those… Read more »