Friday, January 29, 2010

UVU to host panel on Helen Whitney's "The Mormons"

Dear Friends of UVU Religious Studies,

On Friday, February 12th, the Religious Studies Program will host filmmaker Helen Whitney for a panel discussion on her PBS documentary "The Mormons." Produced as a joint project for Frontline and the American Experience, this four-hour documentary explores the history, experience, and diverse perceptions of Mormonism. The panel includes participants in the film along with religious studies and media scholars.

Panelists Include:
  • Helen Whitney, producer and director of "The Mormons"
  • Daniel Peterson, professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, Brigham Young University
  • Colleen McDannell, Sterling M. McMurrin Chair in Religious Studies, University of Utah
  • Alex Caldiero, Poet in Residence, Utah Valley University
  • Charles Randall Paul, president, Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy
  • David Scott, chair, Department of Communication, Utah Valley University

The event is scheduled for Friday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the UVU Library Lakeview Room (4th floor) and is free and open to the public. For information, contact or (801) 863-8759, or visit

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