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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.