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September 2010

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ASU Multicultural Center to Host Speaker on World Religions

Dr. Helen Rose Ebaugh, professor of world religions at the University of Houston, will make a presentation on religion and inter-faith dialogue on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Angelo State University’s Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Ebaugh’s presentation, titled “The Many Names for God: Challenges of Inter-Faith Dialogue,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. It is sponsored by the ASU Multicultural Center and is open free to the public.

A prodigious researcher, Ebaugh has published five research monographs and several books, including “Religion and New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Populations” and “Religion Across Borders: Transnational Religious Networks.” Her latest book, “The Gulen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam,” was published in 2009.

Her research findings have also been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

As a recognized expert, Ebaugh is a member of the American Sociological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Religious Research Association, Association for the Sociology of Religion and International Sociological Association. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Sociology of Religion and Study of World Religions at the University of Houston.

Ebaugh holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University with specialties in organizational sociology and sociology of religion. She received her master’s degree from the University of Texas and her bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.