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HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

HDS Names Ahmed Ragab as the Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

February 14, 2011

Ahmed Ragab, physician, historian, and scholar of the medieval and modern Middle East, has been named the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1, 2011.

Ragab was a visiting lecturer at Harvard Divinity School for the 2009 fall semester, and since 2008 he has been a postdoctoral fellow then lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard. He holds a medical degree from Cairo University and a doctorate in the history of science from the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes in Paris.

HDS Faculty Votes for Open Access Policy

HDS Faculty Votes for Open Access Policy

November 23, 2010

The faculty of Harvard Divinity School voted, in  a meeting on November 15, to allow Harvard University to make electronic versions of their current scholarly articles available to the public. With the vote for open access, the Divinity School faculty joined five other Harvard schools in a commitment to disseminate faculty research and scholarship as widely as possible.

Video: Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World

Video: Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World

November 3, 2010

Drawing on Harvard Divinity School's distinguished tradition of comparative studies in religion and the resources of one of world's leading research universities, the Business across Religious Traditions series explores the opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of religion, religious practices, and global capitalism.

Harvard Divinity Today, Fall 2010

November 1, 2010

In this issue:

The Varieties of an HDS Experience; A Message From the Dean; News From Around the School; Not Knowing What to Expect, Diving in Headfirst; In Troubled Times, Offering Safe Haven

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Panel at HDS Discusses Religious Debates Over Sexuality

Panel at HDS Discusses Religious Debates Over Sexuality

October 13, 2010

Harvard Divinity School (HDS) hosted “Queer Youth and Religious Debates over Sexuality,” a panel discussion held Oct. 7 on queer youth in the United States and their relationship to religion and the church.

Ceremony Marks Opening of CSWR Meditation Room

Ceremony Marks Opening of CSWR Meditation Room

October 6, 2010

The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School dedicated its new nondenominational meditation room in a ceremony on Monday, October 4. New CSWR director Francis X. Clooney  presided over the event, which drew a large audience composed of members of the broad University community.

Melding Spanish and Spirituality

Melding Spanish and Spirituality

September 8, 2010

Harvard Divinity School students will have a new teaching tool at their disposal this fall. In addition to classes in Coptic, classical Arabic, and biblical Hebrew, students will be able to take a course in Spanish that is designed to help their day-to-day communications.