May 2012: In This Issue Print

From the Editor

  The Beginning of Summer

AAR Membership Services

  Enrich Your Professional Life

Annual Meeting News

  Future Annual Meeting Sites and Dates
  2012 Annual Meeting News
    Welcome to the Annual Meetings!
    Getting Around Chicago
    Where to Stay in Chicago
    Things to Do in Chicago
      Eating — In alphabetical order
      Eating — Listed by restaurant type
    Important 2012 Annual Meeting Dates
    Annual Meetings Fact Sheet
    Plenary Speakers in Chicago
    Special Invited Guests
    Annual Meetings Employment Center 2012
    Workshop Information
      Workshop on "The Study of Religion as an Analytic Discipline"
      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"
    Tour Information
    Help to Green Our Annual Meeting


  Research Briefing and Regional Development Grants:
    The Sacred Drink of the Forest: An Exploration of the Santo Daime Tradition in Brazil
  From the Student Desk:
    The Tensions of Discrete Terms


  Upcoming AAR Officer Elections
  New AAR Staff Members
  AAR/Luce Summer Seminar Cohort III Fellows
  Religion Newswriters Identify Year’s Top Ten Religion Stories
  AAR Awards and Grants
  Research Grant Awards 2011–2012
  AAR Seeks Religion, Culture, and History Series Book Editor
  Regional Meetings Sites and Dates
    In Memoriam: Charles Stinson, 1931–2012
    2012 Templeton Prize Winner
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Inducts Three AAR Members into Its 232nd Class of Members
    Association of Theological Schools and Luce Foundation Name Six Faculty Members as 2011–2012 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology
    2012–2013 Lilly Theological Research Grant Recipients
    Christianity Today Book Awards

Spotlight on Teaching

  Distinctive, Not Disposable: Religious Studies in American Public Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century
  From Traditions to Topics to Themes, within an Era of Technological Change
  Religious Studies in the Context of Liberal Education
  Teaching Religion, Teaching Disruption: Inculcating Independent Critical Thinking through the Study of Religion
  The Examined Life: Religious Studies and the Cultivation of Self-Reflection
  The Lively Classroom: A Fusion of Gen Ed and Religious Studies
  Hybrid Vigor in Religious Studies Courses
  Religious Studies in American Public Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century: Suggested Resources