REL 360 presents: Lage Raho Munna Bhai (another movie night!)

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest developments in the REL department, you probably know that we have a brand new one-credit course this year: REL 360. REL 360 screens a select group of movies throughout the semester, and the next one is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Everyone’s invited, not just those enrolled in the course!

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We’ll be watching Lage Raho Munna Bhai. We’re hoping for a good turnout from students involved in Asian Studies, too. Dr. Ramey will be on hand to lead the discussion after the film; he’d probably be happy to chat if you have any questions you about the Asian Studies Minor. Here are all the details about this event:

  • WHAT: REL 360 is a new one-credit course in which students screen a small selection of films and discuss them together with Religious Studies faculty. The best part is: anyone can attend the film screenings, not just those enrolled in the course.
  • WHEN: Tues., Oct. 21 at 6:00 PM
  • WHERE: Manly 207
  • WHY: You want to broaden your horizons! You want to see a movie you’ve never seen before! You want to learn what REL students and faculty are up to! You are curious about a course devoted to Popular Culture/Public Humanities!
  • WHAT ELSE: Anyone can attend! If you attend and like what you see, speak to Prof. Rollens (serollens@ua.edu) about enrolling in REL 360 for next semester!

Hope to see you there!popcorn

 

 

 

The Humanities, the UK, and Southern Food

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Prof. Richard King, professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies at the University of Kent, sits down to discuss his work, as well as the Humanities, higher education in the United Kingdom, and even veggie corndogs.

Dr. King delivered the 12th annual Aronov Lecture, titled “From Mysticism to Spirituality: Colonial Legacies and the Reformulation of ‘the Mystic East,'” so be on the lookout for the posting of the lecture video. Also, check out this lecture getting some press in the UK.

A Few Moments with Richard King from UA Religious Studies.

There and Back Again, Part 3

gradtales3On February 5, 2014, we sponsored the third “There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale,” this time hosted by Prof. Ramey. Our guest was Ben Simmons, who graduated from UA in 2009, with a B.A. in Religious Studies and History, and who came to town for the night with his wife (also a grad of UA) and their young son. Continue reading