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Gyatso to Join Faculty of Divinity

Gyatso to Join Faculty of Divinity

September 2, 2001

Janet Gyatso, who taught in the religion department at Amherst College for the previous 11 years, was appointed the first Hershey Chair in Buddhist Studies in 2001. The new professorship at Harvard Divinity School focuses on "the thought, practice, and values of contemporary Buddhism, both in Asia and the West." 

Carrasco to Join Faculty of Divinity

Carrasco to Join Faculty of Divinity

August 1, 2001

Davíd Carrasco joined the Faculty of Divinity in September 2001 as the inaugural Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America. Carrasco, who has been professor of the history of religions at Princeton University since 1993, is a world-renowned scholar of Mesoamerican religions with a wide range of interests in the contemporary and historical study of religions, ranging from Aztec religion to contemporary issues in Latino/a studies.

Head of Harvard Divinity School Will Leave for Catholic Charities USA

Head of Harvard Divinity School Will Leave for Catholic Charities USA

June 13, 2001

Harvard University announced today that the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Professor in Religion and Society and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Divinity, will resign as head of Harvard Divinity School (HDS) at the end of 2001 to become president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, a network of more than 1,400 social-service agencies across the country.

Student Profile: Precious Muhammad

Student Profile: Precious Muhammad

March 25, 2001

It's probably safe to say there aren't many 25-year-olds who have been responsible for organizing a Harvard-wide conference on a hot topic (Islam in America), creating their own publishing company, and discovering an important scholarly treasure, the 1873 autobiography of an African Muslim ex-slave who spent the last years of his life starting schools for black children in Alabama. Yet a Harvard Divinity School student has done all this and more.