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Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

Barber: Religious Exchange is Valuable to Society

Barber: Religious Exchange is Valuable to Society

By Shaelyn Barber

October 23, 2017

With a huge desire to get out of Utah and have a proper fall break far away from my midterms, I followed my roommate out to visit her family in Boulder, Colorado. I hadn’t been to Boulder since I was a kid, and I was excited to explore both the city and my roommate’s childhood home. Before we le...

U Remembers the Holocaust

October 27, 2014

The U is commemorating the Holocaust this week. The memorial events, originally called “The Days of Remembrance,” began 20 years ago and are led by Ron Smeltzer, a U professor. This year the commemoration is called “U Remembers.” Maeera Shreiber, a professor in English, said she h...

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

September 30, 2014

  Earlier this year, it was announced that the U was exploring the idea of offering a minor in Mormon studies. While the Mormon studies minor has not yet been finalized, the religion studies program is growing and moving forward. Maeera Shrieber, interim director of the religious studies program, said she is an advoc...

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