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Philosophy and Religion Archive

Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Hutchins receives National Translation Award

BOONE—William M. Hutchins, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association in the prose category. The award recognizes his Arabic to English translation of “The New Waw: Saharan Oasis” by Ibrahim al-Koni.

Noted scholar to discuss ‘Billy Graham: America’s Pastor’ March 31

BOONE—Dr. Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present the talk “Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” March 31 at Appalachian State University.

Talk on cultural racism held April 14

BOONE—Dr. Alia Al-Saji will present the lecture “Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Meaning of Culture” April 14 at Appalachian State University.

Author and social change advocate Fred Bahnson to speak April 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—Fred Bahnson, a national advocate for deliberate living and mindful relationships with food, will give two public lectures April 3 at Appalachian State University.

March lectures and recital focus on Jewish organ music

BOONE—Organist Ann Frohbieter will present lectures and a recital focusing on Jewish organ music March 17-19 at Appalachian State University.

Hutchins co-winner of Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

BOONE—For the first time in the history of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, two translators share the £3,000 prize for 2013: American translator William Maynard Hutchins, who is a professor of religious studies at Appalachian State University, and British translator Jonathan Wright.

Hauser receives David Knight Award

BOONE—Appalachian State University faculty athletics representative Dr. Alan Hauser received the 2013 David Knight Award at the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Association’s (FARA) annual meeting and symposium in Baltimore.

Ecofeminist Carol Adams discusses “Sexual Politics of Meat” Nov. 6

BOONE—Ecofeminist Carol Adams, author of “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” will present a slide-illustrated talk Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom.