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December 3, 2001



Halle Professor to lecture on religious violence
Mark Juergensmeyer, Distinguished Halle Visiting Professor for 2001–02, will deliver a lecture, “Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence,” in the School of Law’s Gambrell Hall on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Juergensmeyer is professor of sociology and director of global and international studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His lecture is titled after his new book of the same name. Juergensmeyer interviewed perpetrators and supporters of such terrorist acts as the 1993 World Trade Center, the assassination of former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Sikh and Hindu violence in India, carbombs in Ireland and others.

Juergensmeyer will lead a faculty seminar next semester on “Globalization and Religion” that will unite scholars from religious studies, psychology, nursing and political science.

The Dec. 6 lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Halle Institute at 404-727-7504.

Nominations sought for Distinguished Lecturer
The University Senate is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Lecturer presentation for 2002–03.

The award is made annually to a faculty member. Nominees should embody the highest academic ideals and are expected to present a lecture having broad interest and displaying exemplary scholarship. The Distinguished Lecturer Committee reviewing the nominations is made up of all past lecturers.

Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2002. All nomination letters will be confidential and should include a brief description of what makes the nominees “distinguished.” President Bill

Chace will select the honoree from a short list of candidates.

Nominations can be sent to William Branch in the School of Medicine at


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