In the Department of Religious Studies, we train students in the nuance of comparison and sophisticated understandings of classification. What better test could we offer at the end of the semester than the 11th Annual Manly Cup Competitive UNO Tournament.
It’s a busy week this week around Manly Hall. Here are three REL events you do not want to miss this week. 1. TONIGHT a 6pm in Manly 210: Graduate School Workshop Are you thinking about going to graduate school … Continue reading
Yes, the annual Manly Cup — said by some to have begun as a tag-team baking competition sometime in the late 1800s but revived only as recently as 2009 — took place last night and, while keen to maintain our … Continue reading
Back in 2009, the Religious Studies Student Association rekindled the flames of an old rivalry in Manly Hall: The Manly Cup. What was, in 2009, a heated competition and turf war between the RSSA and Theta Alpha Kappa, the Religious … Continue reading
Yes, it’s that time of year again — the Spring semester’s classes are winding down but the competitive spirit is ramping up, in preparation for the what is now almost a decade old tradition: the Manly Cup.
After Spring break there’s plenty happening in REL. Apart from the American Examples workshop, mentioned in a post yesterday, on the first Monday back, starting at 10 am, we have our annual button event, just in time for the upcoming … Continue reading
Yes, this year’s Manly Cup will be students vs. faculty in Jeopardy! Which brings to mind that Cheers episode from so long ago, when Cliff, the know-it-all postal carrier, appeared on the show… Let’s hope everyone does a little better … Continue reading
The life of a student does not revolve, only, around which classes to take, what books to read, writing papers and taking exams–important elements, no doubt–but the life of a student is also about meeting people, sharing ideas and, yes, … Continue reading
Yes, the year-end report for 2013-14 has been written, proofed, and sent to the Dean. So it’s in the record books now. It was another great year in REL: the newly inaugurated Day Lecture series; a new undergraduate research symposium … Continue reading
Why do we teach our students social theory? Why teach them about collective effervescence, habitus, and discourse? I think we do it because we find these theories to be useful tools for analyzing and explaining the world around us. But … Continue reading