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Event to Explore Next Frontier of Dead Sea Scrolls Research

  Wednesday, August 28, 2019
— Leading American and international scholars will offer insight about the Dead Sea Scrolls at Christopher Newport on September 3 during a groundbreaking discussion about the next frontier of research into the important Jewish religious ...

Leading Archaeologist and Jewish Studies Scholar Named to Lead New Program

  Sunday, March 17, 2019
— Dr. Richard Freund, a prominent archaeologist, historian and explorer, has been appointed to a new position at Christopher Newport where he will lead Judaic studies and build strong ties with the Jewish community throughout our country. Freund ...

Research Spotlight: Casey Hall

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Casey Hall Hometown Woodbridge, Virginia Major Philosophy Classics Graduation Year 2019 Faculty Mentor Dr. Elizabeth Jelinek, Philosophy Casey Hall presented at the professional philosophy and classics conference, "Nature and the Divine ...

CNU Receives Society of Christian Philosophers Reading Group Award

  Wednesday, October 18, 2017
— Christopher Newport’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is the recipient of a Society of Christian Philosophers Plantinga Reading Group award. The group will be led by Dr. Eric Silverman, associate professor in the Department of ...

Start Me Up

  Wednesday, August 02, 2017
— Alumni discuss the innovative businesses they have launched – some while they were still students – reflecting what has become a burgeoning entrepreneurship scene at Christopher Newport. Click below to read the full story and ...

Island Biology

  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
— I first heard about the island biology and experimental design study abroad experience from some friends who had taken the class. They told me it was a perfect opportunity to explore an island, do research and learn several skills along the way. ...

Dr. Kenneth Rose Publishes Book on Religious Contemplative Practices

  Monday, December 19, 2016
— Dr. Kenneth Rose, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, is the author of Yoga, Meditation, and Mysticism: Contemplative Universals and Meditative Landmarks, which explores contemplative practice and experience across religious ...

Silverman Edits 'Game of Thrones' Essay Collection

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor Dr. Eric Silverman is lead editor of The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy, a collection of 30 essays on political power, morality and other philosophical questions as presented in the popular TV show.

Philosophy Alum to Publish Paper

  Friday, October 21, 2016
— Jacqueline Thornley ’13 will have her senior seminar paper in philosophy published by Dialogue, the journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the international philosophy honor society. Her article is titled, “More Than We Can Chew: The True ...

Professors Awarded Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Grant

  Wednesday, September 07, 2016
— Professors Diana Obeid and Hussam Timani were awarded a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to hold a one-day symposium on the Middle East on October 29, 2016 at Christopher Newport University. The purpose of the program, which ...
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