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The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

Date: November 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses an image that appears on the front cover of Newsweek magazine that depicts President Barack Obama in the cosmic dance pose of the Hindu deity Lord Nataraja (some have called it the Obama-Raja posture). Within a matter of hours after Newsweek depicted this image on its website, several Hindu organizations, Hindu websites, Hindus on social media sites, started reacting to this portrayal of one of their major gods.
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Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses diverse theologies in Hinduism and describes ten important Hindu teachings on the environment.
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The Hindu Method to Save the Planet

The Hindu Method to Save the Planet

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This paper discusses the Hindu religion and elements of ecology that relate to this religion. It describes some of the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and describes how these are important spiritually and ecologically.
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Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This paper is a summary of an essay by the author titled "Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners". It discusses the Swadhyayis and their Vrksamandiras, or tree-temples, and dharmic ecology.
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Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert

Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert

Date: August 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses the authors fieldwork with the Bishnois.
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Irony and the 'yoga wars'

Irony and the 'yoga wars'

Date: December 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses the debated topic of whether yoga is a Hindu or Secular practice. It discusses the word Hindu and and some misconceptions about Hinduism, the root of yoga, and the potential causes and impacts of how and why this subject is being debated.
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Jainism, Dharma, and Environmental Ethics

Jainism, Dharma, and Environmental Ethics

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses the absence of a formal category of environmental ethics in Jainism and explores Jainism's historical relationship to environmental ethics. It also compares Jainist perspectives on the consumption of natural resources with other lifestyles. From the few examples of Jain "environmentalism", this article also seeks to redefine the categories such as "religion" and "environmental ethics", especially as they are applied to the non-Western parts of the world such as the Jains in India.
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Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Henry, Lisa; Antonovic, Annette; Buete, Sherri; Deardorff, Philip; DoCarmo, Tania; Gutierrez, Paula et al.
Description: This paper presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services.
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Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Date: December 14, 2010
Creator: Henry, Lisa; Carlson, Steve; Cheatham, Dennis; Gorby, Megan; Leach, Matt; McAllister, Guenivere et al.
Description: This paper presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services.
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Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Improving Student Success: Researching How Students Use Electronic Library Resources

Date: 2010
Creator: Henry, Lisa; Antonovic, Annette; Buete, Sherri; Deardorff, Philip; DoCarmo, Tania; Gutierrez, Paula et al.
Description: This presentation presents a research study conducted at UNT. The UNT Libraries partnered with the Department of Anthropology at UNT to conduct ethnographic research of how UNT students use the electronic library services.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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