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Special Events

 

See the event summaries for previous events through links below.


Previous Events:

2016 – November 11 – Colloquium on “Philosophers and Translators in 12th Century Spain: Jewish, Arabic, and Latin Christian – Avicenna, Ibn Gebirol, Gundisallinus and Ibn-Daud”
Co-sponsored by:Departjent of Philosophy, Jewish Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies
Details of the event

2016 - April 12 - Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy &  Waleed El-Ansary, Respondent
"Shariah: Is it Really a Threat?"

2016 - February 3 - William Mahony
"Love Entered That One, in the Beginning:  Vedic Contributions to Classic Hindu Devotional Thought"

2015 - October 16 - Jeremy Uecker
"Religion and Horizontal Stratification in Postsecondary Education: How Religious Affiliation and Beliefs Shape the Young Adults’ College Choices"

2015 - March 25 - Dieter Borrmann
"Meditation and Neuroplasticity"

2015 - March 23 - Hugh Urban
"Zorba & the Buddha: Sexuality, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"
Co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, Walker Institute, and the Department of Religious Studies

2015 — February 26  — Naomi Koltun-Fromm
"Investing (in) Jerusalem: Sacred Stones, Cosmic Time and Salvation Narratives"
Co-sponsored by: Jewish Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, History Department

2015 — January 22 – Panel on “How the Earth Speaks to Us”
Details of the Event
Co-sponsored by Department of Religious Studies, Interfiath Partners of South Carolina, and McKissick Museum

2015 — January 29 – Panel on “Compassion in Our Many Faiths”
Details of the Event
Co-sponsored by Department of Religious Studies, Interfiath Partners of South Carolina, and Peace and Intigration Council of North America

2014 — September 15-16 — Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche
"Mindfulness: The Root of Experience"

2014 — March 18 — Alicia Ostriker Poetry Reading
Details of the Event
Co-sponsored by Office of the Provost Institute for Visiting Scholars Women’s & Gender Studies Program • Departments of English • Religious Studies • Jewish Studies • Jewish Community Center

2014 — January 14 / February 11 / March 18 — Beyond Bollywood Film Series
films by Nina Paley, Satyajit Ray, and Kim Longinotto
Co-sponsored by Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology

2013 — October 8 / November 12 / November 14-15 — Beyond Bollywood Film Series
films by Musa Syeed and Mira Nair
Co-sponsored by Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology

2013 — October 15 — Dr. Stephanie Mitchem, Chair, Religious Studies
"African American Women, Literature, and Spirituality"
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 8:39 pm — Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library

2013 — April 12-13 — Jonathan Leader, Ronald Hutton & Wendy Griffin
"Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes"

2012 — March 24 — ATOF Gospel Choir
A Touch of Faith Annual Black Alumni Reunion Concert
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM — Rutledge Chapel on the historic USC Horseshoe

2012 — February 8 — Power Lunch: The Socratic Method & Critical Thinking
Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year, James Cutsinger
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:00-1:25p.m. — Hollings Special Collections Library, Thomas Cooper Library

2011— November 8 — Interfaith Panel on Living Simply
A Simple God: An Interfaith Panel on Living Simply
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m.—Green Quad Learning Center Room 102

2011— November 5 — USC History Center Mini-Conference
"Constructing Christianity"
Saturday, November 5, 9am—4pm—Close-Hipp Building (BA) 401

2011— October 4 — Prof. Dan Magiolow:
"A Slovak Anne Frank?: The Case of Kitty Weichherz"

Tuesday, October 4, 6:00pm — Rutledge Chapel, USC

2011— April 13— Ask an Atheist Panel
Sponsored by Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina.

2011 — March 3 — Hasia Diner:
"Peddlers: A New World Jewish History"

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. —Preston College Seminar Room, USC