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Department of Religious Studies|College of Arts & Sciences

Exploring Religions

A Web site introducing five world religions:  Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Department of Religious Studies
Kristine Utterback, Head
Office Associate:
Clayleen Rivord
Ross Hall, Room 122
Department 3392
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3204
Fax: 307-766-2096
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The Department of Religious Studies offers a range of courses in the academic study of religions. These courses seek to acquaint students with religious beliefs and behavior, helping them to understand the ability of religions to define the world in which their adherents live and the power religions have to influence the behavior of their followers. Read More....


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UW Religion Today: The Great Mutiny: Rifles, Religion and Grease

September 16, 2015 — Sometimes wars are caused by the smallest things. In 1857, it was a new bullet that started the First Indian War of Independence, an attempt by the Indians to rid themselves of British control. The Indians lost, and defeat brought upon them direct rule by London and incorporation into the British Empire -- from which India did not win its freedom until after World War II.

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New Mosaics Discovered in Galilee Synagogue Excavations

August 7, 2015 — Excavations this summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor.

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Cody’s Keller Receives UW Hollon Family Award for Off-campus Teaching

May 4, 2015 — Students are used to interacting with their instructors face to face in a classroom but, for Mary Keller, the need to constantly find new ways to keep her students interested in her classes poses different challenges. That’s because she teaches online courses.

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UW’s Fall Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 27, 2015 — Whether he expounds on religious themes in a large lecture hall or teaches a small gathering in the Freshman Honors Colloquium, Tyler Fall is a University of Wyoming lecturer whom students and colleagues praise.

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UW’s Flesher Receives Distinguished Professorship Honor

February 2, 2015 — Professor Paul Flesher of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Religious Studies has received a prestigious award that includes funding for a four-and-a-half month residency in Jerusalem in spring 2016. The Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship award is given by the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) in Jerusalem.

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