The AAR Status of Women in the Profession Committee invites you to participate in an examination of issues surrounding work/life balance. Deadline: July 15, 2014.
Congratulations to Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune; Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post; and Matthew Brown, Deseret News for winning the 2014 AAR Best In-Depth Reporting on Religion Award.
The June issue includes John Esposito's 2013 AAR Presidential Address; a tribute to Ian G. Barbour (1923–2013); a roundtable on pedagogy; and other thought-provoking articles and reviews.
Each year the AAR awards grants of up to $5,000 for individual and collaborative research projects. Deadline: August 1, 2014.
The AAR seeks an editor for Spotlight on Teaching, a major initiative of the Committee on Teaching and Learning. Deadline: August 1, 2014.
Have you considered applying for a 2014–2015 AAR Regional Development Grant? Apply today! Deadline: August 1, 2014.
Read the May issue for valuable Annual Meeting information, features, news, and Spotlight on Teaching about teaching Asian American religions and religiosities.
The AAR Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that the Vice President, Treasurer, Regions Director, Student Director, and one At-Large Director positions are up for election in 2015. Deadline for nominations: September 1, 2014.
The 2014–2015 AAR Collaborative International Research Grants online submission system is open! Deadline: October 1, 2014.
The AAR Teaching and Learning Committee encourages and solicits nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2014.
Ellen Aitken, McGill University
AAR member Ellen Aitken, Dean of Faculty at McGill, passed away on Friday, June 13th after a brief but brave battle with cancer.
Daniel Bennett McGee, Baylor University
Professor and Emeritus Melton Endowed Chair of Religion at Baylor University, Dr. McGee died April 19, 2014, at the age of 80.
Books and Major Publications:
Michelle Voss Roberts, Wake Forest University
Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion
Carl Hughes, Texas Lutheran University
Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros
Robert M. Geraci, Manhattan College
Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life
In the News:
Cristina Richie, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for her research on voluntary sterilization for childfree women.