News and Events Archives https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events.rss News and Events Archives for Religious Studies Graduate Program en <a href="/news-and-events/staff-working-remotely-march-16th" hreflang="en">Staff working remotely as of March 16th</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/staff-working-remotely-march-16th <p>The Languages &amp; Literatures staff are currently working remotely. Please visit <a href="http://langlit.ucdavis.edu/staff">http://langlit.ucdavis.edu/staff</a> to view their contact information.</p> March 16, 2020 - 4:59pm mbachman https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/staff-working-remotely-march-16th <a href="/news-and-events/john-kerry-would-major-comparative-religion-if-he-went-back-college" hreflang="en">John Kerry would major in Comparative Religion if he went back to college...</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/john-kerry-would-major-comparative-religion-if-he-went-back-college <p>In announcing the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives (part of the State Department) at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed the following: “In fact, if I went back to college to day, I think I would probably major in comparative religion because that’s how integrated [religion] is in everything that are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today.”   For the full video, see <a href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314438-1">http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314438-1</a>. (Kerry's quote can be heard at about the 10 minute mark.)</p> August 20, 2019 - 1:27pm andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/john-kerry-would-major-comparative-religion-if-he-went-back-college <a href="/news-and-events/study-religion-graduate-research-colloquim" hreflang="en">Study of Religion Graduate Research Colloquim</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/study-religion-graduate-research-colloquim <p>The Graduate Group in the Study of Religion presents its first Annual Research Colloquium on <strong>Thursday, June 12th, 11 AM-1 PM, 912 Sproul</strong>.</p> <table><tbody><tr><td> <p><img alt="audience" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="28be8c1c-ad6b-49f5-bea4-ca65c62f2c6c" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk7711/files/inline-images/audience.jpg" /></p> <p>GGSR first Annual Research Colloquium</p> August 20, 2019 - 11:50am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/study-religion-graduate-research-colloquim <a href="/news-and-events/thursday-october-27-kathryn-gin-lum-presents-damned-nation-paul-marie-castelfranco" hreflang="en">Thursday, October 27 - Kathryn Gin Lum Presents "Damned Nation," a Paul A. & Marie Castelfranco Lecture</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/thursday-october-27-kathryn-gin-lum-presents-damned-nation-paul-marie-castelfranco <p>Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm to attend the latest in the Paul A. &amp; Marie Castelfranco Lecture Series: a presentation titled "Damned Nation" to be given by guest speaker Professor Kathryn Gin Lum of Stanford University.</p> August 20, 2019 - 11:12am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/thursday-october-27-kathryn-gin-lum-presents-damned-nation-paul-marie-castelfranco <a href="/news-and-events/maitreyis-moment-multiple-identities-and-study-indian-religions-dr-laurie-patton" hreflang="en">Maitreyi's Moment: Multiple Identities and the Study of Indian Religions: Dr. Laurie Patton, Middlebury College, Feb. 21, 5:30-6:30pm</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/maitreyis-moment-multiple-identities-and-study-indian-religions-dr-laurie-patton <p>In a 21st century Sanskrit retelling of a story in the ancient Upanishads, the female sage Maitreyi has a</p> <p>dilemma: how can she discuss the sacred origins of the universe with her husband and at the same time</p> <p>be loyal to her co-wife, Katyayani? Maitreyi’s moment of decision raises the critical question: how can we</p> <p>think constructively about religious identity in the contemporary world?</p> <p> </p> <p>One way is to examine present and past instances of the dialogical constructions of identities in India.</p> August 20, 2019 - 10:40am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/maitreyis-moment-multiple-identities-and-study-indian-religions-dr-laurie-patton <a href="/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium" hreflang="en">Graduate Student Symposium</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium <p><img alt="symposium" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f60f951d-1148-414e-b44c-d9ce93a1c52f" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk7711/files/inline-images/graduate_symposium_2_0.jpg" /></p> <p>Hear the 1st and 2nd year PhD students present their emerging work. </p> <p><strong>Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 - 3:30 pm</strong></p> <p>Sproul Hall 912</p> <p>Lunch will be served.</p> <p><strong>SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM</strong></p> <p>1:10 PM Welcome</p> <p>1:15 PM <strong>Aron Tillema</strong></p> <p><strong>True Prophet, Bad Prophet: Jonah and its Reception</strong></p> June 12, 2019 - 10:32am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium <a href="/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5-1" hreflang="en">Graduate Student Symposium Wednesday, June 5</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5-1 <p>Please join us on <strong>Wednesday, June 5, 1-4 pm in Sproul 912</strong>, for a symposium celebrating the work of our newest PhD students in the Graduate Group in the Study of Religion (Brian Campbell, Lauren Eastland, Josh Shahryar, and Ben Steele-Fisher) and the Designated Emphasis in Religion (Manas Rajagopalan).  </p> <p> </p> <p><em>Worried we're promising exciting research, but you'll get a snoozefest?</em> </p> June 05, 2019 - 10:28am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5-1 <a href="/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5" hreflang="en">Graduate Student Symposium Wednesday, June 5</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5 <p>Please join us on <strong>Wednesday, June 5, 1-4 pm in Sproul 912</strong>, for a symposium celebrating the work of our newest PhD students in the Graduate Group in the Study of Religion (Brian Campbell, Lauren Eastland, Josh Shahryar, and Ben Steele-Fisher) and the Designated Emphasis in Religion (Manas Rajagopalan).  </p> <p> </p> <p><em>Worried we're promising exciting research, but you'll get a snoozefest?</em> </p> May 23, 2019 - 11:57am Aaron Etcheverry https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/graduate-student-symposium-wednesday-june-5 <a href="/news-and-events/prof-jacob-dalton-talk-tantrism-wed-april-27-6pm" hreflang="en">Prof. Jacob Dalton talk on Tantrism, Wed. April 27 at 6pm</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/prof-jacob-dalton-talk-tantrism-wed-april-27-6pm <p>Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual</p> <p>912 Sproul Hall</p> <p>Dr. Jacob Dalton<br /> Associate Professor and Chair<br /> Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies<br /> UC Berkeley</p> April 27, 2019 - 11:13am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/prof-jacob-dalton-talk-tantrism-wed-april-27-6pm <a href="/news-and-events/imaginative-impulse-law-and-aspirational-ethics-medieval-india" hreflang="en">The Imaginative Impulse: Law and Aspirational Ethics in Medieval India</a> https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/imaginative-impulse-law-and-aspirational-ethics-medieval-india <p>Prof. Don Davis, UT Austin<br /> Thurs. April 21, 6:00pm <br /> 126 Voorhies Hall </p> April 21, 2019 - 11:14am andylim https://religiongradgroup.ucdavis.edu/news-and-events/imaginative-impulse-law-and-aspirational-ethics-medieval-india