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Dr. Storch Presents at World History Association Conference

Dr. Tanya Storch presented her paper "Religions and Missionaries in the Pacific, 1500-1900" at the World History Association Conference in San Diego in June 2010.

Dr. Lenzi Publishes in Journal of Biblical Literature

Dr. Alan Lenzi had his article "Invoking the God: Interpreting Invocations in Mesopotamian Prayers and Biblical Laments of the Individual" published in Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 129.2. He has also recently contributed the article on Erech, identified as the ancient city of Uruk in southern Iraq and mentioned in Genesis 10:10, in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.

Recent Published Works by Dr. Lenzi

Dr. Lenzi had his article "The Metonic Cycle, Number Symbolism, and the Placement of Psalms 19 and 119 in the MT Psalter" published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. His book Ludlul Bel Nemeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer was published in the State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Series. His collaborator is Amar Annus of Tartu University in Estonia. The book is a new text edition of the 480-line poem, based on 54 clay tablets and fragments.

Dr. Schroeder Wins Graves Award
Carrie Schroeder

Dr. Carrie Schroeder was selected as a winner of the distinguished Graves Award in the humanities for 2010-2011. The grant money will support research toward her book about children in fourth- and fifth-century Christian ascetic and monastic environments. The Graves Award, issued biennially, was established to reward "outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members."

Learn more about the Graves Award and Dr. Schroeder's research.

Dr. Schroeder has also been elected to the board of the North American Patristics Society, a scholarly society of more than 850 members devoted to the study of early Christianity. Dr. Schroeder's article "Children in Early Egyptian Monasticism" was published in Children in Late Ancient Christianity, edited by Cornelia Horn and Robert Phenix, and published by Mohr Siebeck.

Dr. Storch Publishes and Presents Her Poetry

Blue Moon Literary and Art ReviewIn April, Dr. Tanya Storch participated in a prose and poetry reading for the authors of the fifth volume of the Blue Moon Literary and Art Review at the John Natsoulas Art Gallery in Davis, CA. Her collection of religious spiritual poetry was published in the magazine's spring 2010 volume. She also did the Buddhist poetry translations (from the medieval Korean to Russian) for the Russian translation of the Korean novel The Nebulous Dream of the Nine being reprinted in St. Petersburg, Russia.