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From the Editor

  Welcome Back!

AAR Membership

  Enrich Your Professional Life

Annual Meeting News

  Welcome to the Annual Meetings!
  Annual Meetings Fact Sheet
  Getting Around Chicago
  Where to Stay in Chicago
  Things to Do in Chicago
    Eating — In alphabetical order
    Eating — Listed by restaurant type
  Annual Meetings Employment Center 2012
  Plenary Speakers in Chicago
  Special Invited Guests
  Performances and Exhibits
  Highlighted Sessions and Events
    Reel Religion
    Special Topics Forums
    Exploratory Sessions
    Wildcard Sessions
  Student Events
  Tour Information
  Workshop Information
    Workshop on "The Study of Religion as an Analytic Discipline"
    Workshop on "Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers"
    Leadership Workshop on "More Time, Less Budget: The Role of the Department Chair in a New Economic Context"
    Religion and Media Workshop on "Feeling Political: Religion, Media, and the Politics of Emotion"

Rethinking Islamic Studies Workshop on "Performance and Practice in Muslim Experience"

    Sustainability Workshop on "Global Perspectives on (In)equity and Ethics in Ecological Issues"
  Help to Green Our Annual Meeting
  Future Annual Meeting Sites and Dates


  In the Public Interest:
    Prison Chaplaincy Directors at the AAR Annual Meeting: Multireligion Literacy and Government Accommodation of Religion in Prisons
  Not for Women Only:
    Leadership and the Academy
  From the Student Desk:
    Friendship Is an Openness to Death
    "From the Student Desk" Editor Solicitation


  AAR Officer Elections
    Vice President
    Regions Director
    At-Large Director
  In Memoriam: Ada María Isasi-Díaz
  In Memoriam: Kenneth William Morgan
  In Memoriam: Gabriel Vahanian
  AAR Awards and Grants
    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Wins Marty Award
    Martha J. Reineke to Receive Excellence in Teaching Award
    Holland Cotter Named the Religion and the Arts Award Winner
    Regional Development Grant Winners
    AAR Honors Five Authors in Its Annual Book Awards
    2011–2012 International Dissertation Research Grant Winners Announced
    AAR Honors Journalists for In-Depth Reporting
    Awards and Grants Solicitations
  A Report from the AAR/Luce Summer Seminars
  Introducing New Academy Series Book Editor
  The Book Corner
  Regional Meetings Sites and Dates
    Eastern International Region
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    Midwest Region
    New England–Maritimes Region
    Pacific Northwest Region
    Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region
    Southeast Region
    Southwest Region
    Upper Midwest Region
    Western Region
    In Memoriam: Walter Harrelson
    In Memoriam: Hans H. Penner
    University of Utah Creates Major in Religion
    Rice Receives Grant to Study Science and Religion in the United States
    New Center for Pastoral Excellence at the Christian Theological Seminary
    New Program at Emmanuel College
    Bangor Theological Seminary’s Final Convocation

Spotlight on Teaching

  Teaching Religious Studies in Stand-alone MA Programs: Guest Editor's Introduction
  Context and Conversation in a Stand-alone MA Program
  Teaching Split-level Classes
  Isolating a Passage from a Reading in “Mixed” or “Split-level” Courses
  Climb Up or Dig Down: Reflections on the Capstone Course in a Religious Studies MA Program
  Grappling With Less Commonly Taught Languages in a Stand-alone Master’s Program
  Graduate Student Pedagogical Training as a Key Component of Stand-alone MA Programs in Religious Studies
  Integrating Community Engagement and Service Learning into an MA Program
  The Master’s Thesis: Overcoming Its Challenges
  Teaching Religious Studies in Stand-alone MA Programs: Suggested Resources
  "Go-To" Teaching Resources

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