Conference honors Yu
The University honored Anthony Yu (right), the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, at a Divinity School conference titled “Religion, Literature and the Comparative Perspective,” which took place Tuesday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 13. During his 37-year career at the University, Yu has focused his scholarship on the comparative study of both literary and religious traditions. His publications include comparisons of Chinese and Western texts, literary and religious histories, and issues of theory and criticism. Yu, who also is a Professor in the Divinity School, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, English Language & Literature, Comparative Literature, and Social Thought, will retire Wednesday, June 1. Franklin Gamwell (left), the Shailer Mathews Professor in the Divinity School, visits with his colleague at the reception.