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Open Call for Papers:
Dr. Evan Berry, whose research focuses on religion and the environment, has been awarded the first AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs.
The March issue is available online. JAAR has a new editor, Cynthia Eller, and a new look. Read it today for the thought-provoking roundtable on normativity in Islamic Studies, and much more!
The AAR seeks submissions for the 2016 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award as well as the four categories of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion. Deadline: February 10, 2016.
Annually the AAR honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and Web-based journalists at media outlets of any size. The deadline for submission is February 29, 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Kecia Ali on her selection as the new Status Committee Director to the AAR Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins this year.
Registration is open for the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day. The deadline is March 3, 2016.
The American Council of Learned Societies announces the new Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. Deadline for applications is March 29, 2016.
Books and Major Publications:
Jonathan Kaplan, University of Texas at Austin
My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs
Jean Beedoe, Oakwood University
Pastoral Care and Counseling in Large/Mega Congregations: Black Caribbeans' Perception of Care in Cultural Diversity
Eugene B. Borowitz (1924–2016), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Rabbi Borowitz, a longtime AAR member, passed away on January 22, 2016, at the age of 91.