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Plate's Views on Oscars Appear on CNN.com and Religion Dispatches

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate’s perspectives on this year’s Oscar nominees and the themes conveyed by them appear on several major media sites including CNN.com, Religion Dispatches and beliefnet.com. “It’s kind of an unusual year – almost all of the top films have relatively little explicit religious dimensions to them,” said Plate. “But these films are asking the same questions that religions ask: Where did we come from, how did we get here, where are we going and who are we?”  More ...

Hamilton Garners National News Attention Throughout 2010

Hamilton College attracted the media’s attention quite often this year in feature stories and news reports. Among the areas most often addressed by the media in covering Hamilton were topics related to the admission process.  More ...

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Plate Lectures at Cleveland Museum of Art

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented the lecture "Interreligious Dialogue Through Visual Imagery: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Iberia" at the Cleveland Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Baker-Nord Humanities Center at Case Western Reserve University on Nov. 17.  More ...

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Plate Publishes Articles on Religion in Movies, Music

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate published an article titled “Getting Religion at the Cineplex” on the Annenberg School for Communication’s “Trans/Mission” website. He wrote about several recent films that “explore and provoke questions about what it means to be human.”  More ...

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WAMC's Academic Minute Features Plate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Tuesday, Oct. 19, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on 90.3 FM in the Clinton area. Plate’s topic addresses the persistence of myth.  More ...

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Plate Presents Papers in Oxford, Syracuse
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented a paper at the International Society of Religion, Literature, and Culture conference. Plate's paper, "Face, Ethics, Cinematics" was part of a panel that explored the ethical challenges that can occur in filmic close-ups, especially close ups of the human face. His paper brought work in neurosciences together with film studies and ethics to explore the topic. More ...
Students in Brent Plate's Religion and Modern Art seminar view Van Gogh's <em>Starry Night</em>.
Religion and Modern Art Class Explores Works of Art in NYC Museums
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent plate took members of his "Religion and Modern Art" seminar to New York City on Sept. 2-4 to tour the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The visit will serve as the basis for much of the class conversation in upcoming weeks.

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Plate Publishes Chapter in Encyclopedia of Religion in America
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published the chapter "Film" in the four-volume Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams (CQ Press/Sage Publications). The encyclopedia is a multidisciplinary examination of the role of religion in North American life. More ...
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Plate Presents Paper at Religion and Media Conference
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented a paper at the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto. More ...
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Plate Interviewed for Article About South Park Censorship
S. Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, was interviewed for the article “Censorship of 'South Park' triggers debate” in the Columbus Dispatch (4/29/10). The article describes how the creators of the cartoon "South Park" had recently received threats after depicting the Prophet Muhammed in a mascot-like bear costume and as Santa Claus. More ...
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