December 8, 2019

Aminrazavi Publishes Article

Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies

Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies

Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, published an article in a peer reviewed journal, “Omar Khayyām on Theodicy: Irreconcilability of the Transcendental and the Imminent,” Journal of Islamic Philosophy, 11(2019): 33-44

Aminrazavi Presents at International Conference

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, presented a paper entitled “The Pearls and Perils of Teaching the Prophetic Message Virtually” at the International Conference on Islamic E-Learning.

Sponsored jointly by The Islamic College of London and Middlesex University, the conference was held in London on May 27 and 28.

Year of Japan Lecture, March 24

Sheila A. Smith

Sheila A. Smith

Join the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies and the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion for a lecture by Sheila A. Smith on Monday, March 24 at 4 p.m. in Trinkle 201. Smith, who will discuss “Risk Reduction in the East China Sea,” is a senior fellow for Japan studies for the Council on Foreign Relations.

UMW Awarded $18,000 Grant for Japanese Studies

On Jan. 29 the UMW Leidecker Center for Asian Studies was awarded a one-year $18,000 grant from the Japan Foundation for Japanese studies at the University. In 2014 it will fund a course in Japanese literature, nine visiting presentations, and $5,000 in books and films for the libraries. The presentations will include lectures on Japanese politics, society and culture, a performance of Japanese music, a tea ceremony demonstration, and a guided session of Zen meditation.

Alumna to Give Lecture, Nov. 20

Chrysostomides-(2)Gain a more dynamic understanding of early Islamic society and the nature of religious interaction during a lecture entitled “Religious Identity and Conversion between Christianity and Early Islam (650-900 C.E.)” by Anna Chrysostomides on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Trinkle Hall, Room 204.

Chrysostomides is a 2007 University of Mary Washington religion graduate and a Ph.D. candidate in theology and religion at Saint Antony’s College, Oxford, England.