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Professor Greg Johnson's Testiomy to be Live Streamed

Feb. 14, 2017

Watch Professor Greg Johnson testify in a trial in Hawaii on Thursday February 16 at noon here . It video will also be archived for viewing after ThursdayRead more »

Religious Studies Department Denounces Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Feb. 2, 2017

As members of the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, we express our outrage at the executive order issued by President Trump denying entry into the United States for the next 90 days to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan,... Read more »
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Professor Johnson Quoted in Washington Post

Dec. 9, 2016

Professor Greg Johnson was recently quoted in an article in the Washington Post on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Greg Johnson, a Hawaiian religion expert and an associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the indigenous protests are increasingly led by organizers who are “generating” religion... Read more »

Professor Gayley's Book, Love Letters from Golok, Just Published

Dec. 5, 2016

Professor Holly Gayley just published her first book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet , with Columbia University Press. It came out in time for the American Academy of Relgion conference in San Antonio, November 19-22, 2016. The book chronicles the lives and letters of Khandro... Read more »
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Religious Studies Alumnus Congratulated by President Obama

Nov. 9, 2016

Alumnus of the Department of Religious Studies, John Lauer, was instrumental in helping to craft and pass a recent bill for healthcare for firefighters. John is pictured below with President Obama after the bill was passed. ,Read more »
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Professor Johnson Featured in ThinkProgress Article

Oct. 5, 2016

Professor Johnson Featured in ThinkProgress Article Professor Greg Johnson lent his expertise to recent article on ThinkProgress about the events occuring at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Religion has long been a part of Native American protest movements, as has its connection to the environmentalist struggle. But religious scholars say... Read more »
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Welcome to Our New Graduate Students

Aug. 29, 2016

The Department of Religious Studies welcomes a new cohort of eleven graduate students this year from around the United States and the world. Please join us in welcoming: Jeffrey Baron (University of California, Santa Cruz), advisee of Prof. Brian Catlos Bian Bingxia (South Central University for Nationalities), advisee of Prof... Read more »
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Professor Kleeman Featured in the New York Times

Aug. 9, 2016

Professor Terry Kleeman, of Religious Studies and Asian Languages and Civilizations, was recently interviewed by the New York Times about his new book " Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities ." Of Professor Kleeman the New York Times states: Terry F. Kleeman is a leading scholar of... Read more »
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Professor Whitehead Featured in Daily Camera

July 12, 2016

Religious Studies Professor Deborah Whitehead recently lent her expertise on the complexity of religion in the US to the Daily Camera . The article examines the demographics of Buddhism in Boulder in anticipation of the Dalai Lama's visit to CU in June 2016. Religious affiliation is tricky to measure, says... Read more »
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits CU

July 1, 2016

Professor Holly Gayley and members of the Tibet Himalaya Initiative at their audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his visit to CU Boulder. The Dalai Lama held two events at CU Boulder including a talk on "Educating the Heart and Mind" at Coors Events Center... Read more »