September 12-18 2004


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Academic Information



From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:





1.      September 10, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.

2.      September 10, is the last day to turn in a permission slip to take a downtown course.

3.      After September  10, approval must be gained from the Dean of Academic Affairs to add a course.  No course can be added after September 22. After September 10, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.

4.      September 15 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.

Dates/Deadlines, cont:


5. October 20 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 20 will have a grade of “F” or

“NC” automatically recorded.

6. December 17 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 7.  After February 7, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.






This program is described on p. 47 of the current catalog.

An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:

1.            Your name.

2.            Address and e-mail address.

3.            Area of concentration.

4.            A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work). 

5.         Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 15, 2004.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2004.

 - Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs






Marquand Chapel Services

Week of 9/13-17

Please join us this week at 10:30 AM:


                Monday, Sept. 13: David Miller, Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, will preach.
                Tuesday, Sept. 14: graduating student Ian Doescher will offer the homily entitled “Call Me Ishmael,”                     and the service will include special music from the Bible Belters .
                Wednesday, September 15: the sung morning prayer service featuring global music continues,

led by Patrick Evans.
                Thursday, September 16: we welcome visiting Professor Emilie Townes to the pulpit,

in a service that also includes special music from the Gospel Choir.
                Friday, September 17: our weekly community Eucharist service.  All who gather for worship

are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.






Parking Request from the Dean’s Office: Our good neighbor's who live on Loomis Place (the street perpendicular to Canner Street) have requested that Divinity students, faculty and staff avoid parking on Loomis Place.  Their concern is for the safety of the Foote Elementary School students, staff and parents, as well as guests and visitors.  Please make every effort to honor this request and park on St. Ronan, Prospect and Canner Streets.  Thank you.


Yale Center for Faith & Culture presents the inaugural Smith Memorial Conference: A Crisis of Trust? Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin. September 16-17, 2004. Free for Yale faculty, administration and students. Keynote speakers: Philip Lader, Onora O’Neill and Jürgen Moltmann. More info: http://yale.edu/faith.


Yale Committee for Social Justice (YCSJ) Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30, RSV Room. Come join us for pizza, soft drinks and discussion. Contact a co-leader for more info: Elizabeth Marie Melchionna, Joel Hanisek, Jennie Ott and Elizabeth Lerohl.


Clergy Goods Supplier Wippell's Coming to YDS. Starting a parish internship this fall and in need of a cassock alb?  Clergy goods supplier J. Wippell and Company Limited will be at YDS on Wednesday, September 15 in the Common Room from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to display their many items and take orders.  If you'd like to peruse a catalog before then, contact Kate Bryant (phone: 497-9774; e-mail: katherine.bryant@yale.edu).


MAR/STM Bible and Ancient Studies Women’s Group: first meeting Wed. Sept 15th, 5:30 PM, J.E. Dining Room. Designed for women interested in Biblical Studies, Ancient Judaism and Ancient Christianity. If interested in attending, please email candida.moss@yale.edu.


Wordsmiths Creative Writing Group: For anyone who would like to explore an interest in creative writing. Informal group, weekly meetings to write, share and critique. Open to any student, faculty or staff member. First meeting Thursday, Sept 16, 11:00 AM in the Common Room. Contact Videen Bennett, Dianne Bilyak, Ashley Bradford or Joel Hanisek for more information.  


Science & Religion Discussion: Are the differences between religion and science irreconcilable?? This
question will be discussed on Monday, Sept. 20th from
4:15-6:00 pm in Bushnell S-100. The Working Group for Religious and Spiritual Issues in Bioethics and the YDS Initiative on Religion, Science & Technology
have invited various Yale professors to discuss the interaction between religion and bioethics, the environment, and neuroscience. All students are welcome to come on out! And watch for more events in the future!


Historical Theology Faculty Candidate Denys Turner will present a lecture at the ISM Great Hall (N-100) on Monday, September 20 at 4p.m. entitled "Faith, Reason and the Eucharist: Music as a model for their Harmony."  Reception to follow at 5:15 p.m. in the Sarah G. Smith Gallery.  All are invited to attend. You may also visit with Professor Turner during coffee hour in the Common Room after Chapel.

Historical Theology Faculty Candidate Richard Cross will present a lecture on September 23, 4:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall (N-123) entitled “Divine Persons as Relations: Scotus’s Analysis.” Reception to follow in the Sarah G. Smith Gallery. All are invited to attend. You may also with to visit with Professor Cross during coffee hour on Sept. 24 in the Common Room after Chapel.




Yale/New Haven Area Involvement


University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel, Old Campus. Sunday, Sept 19, 11:00 AM. Preacher:  Rev. Cynthia A. Terry, MDiv ’93, Associate University Chaplain. The Church of Christ in Yale is an open and affirming congregation, United Church of Christ. Church school and childcare; Wheelchair accessible. All are welcome! University Chaplain’s Office: 432-1128.


Register to Vote in Connecticut: Those wishing to register to vote in Connecticut can access the voter registration form at http://www.sots.state.ct.us/ElectionsDivision/Elecform.html. Register by October 19th in order to be able to vote here on November 2nd. This announcement brought to you by Professor Lana Schwebel.


Lecture: “American Judaism in Historical Perspective” by Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. Monday, Sept. 13, 4:00 PM, Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street. Reception and book signing at 5:15 PM at Joseph Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Program in Judaic Studies, The Department of History, and the Joseph Slifka center for Jewish Life at Yale.  Sponsored by the William & Miriam Horowitz Fund.


Yale Women Faculty Forum Reception: Monday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:00 PM, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Welcome new women faculty and senior administrators and celebrate those who recently received tenure or joined Yale’s senior administration. Open to the Yale Community, men and women alike! Please RSVP if possible to 432-8847 or wff@yale.edu. More info at www.yale.edu/wff.


Yale Bioethics Project presents a luncheon seminar: “Organizational Response to the AIDS Epidemic in Resource-Poor Settings: Accountability Intact?” by Kari Hartwig, DrPh, Asst. Clinical Professor, Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 12:00-1:15pm. 87 Trumbull Street (Bioethics Project). Lunch served. 25 attendees allowed - RSVP to reserve your space: lili.beit@yale.edu or 432-9736.


New Haven Folk Festival: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, September 17, 18, 19, in nearby lovely Edgerton Park.
Main Stage performers include: Arlo Guthrie, Four Bitchin' Babes (Suzzy Roche, Sally Fingerett, Camille West, Debi Smith), Pat Humphries & Sandy O (emma's revolution). For info and tickets go to



United Church Choir, United Church on the Green (UCC) in New Haven welcomes volunteer singers of all voice parts. Music from the Renaissance to present day. Choir sings in worship two Sundays each month plus several special services/concerts. Major works this year include parts of Handel’s Messiah and Motzart’s Requiem. Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 PM. For more info contact Mark Brombaugh at mark@newlights.org or 787-4195 ext. 22.


Volunteers needed for New Haven Beach Clean-Up Sept. 18th. Help remove trash, educate people about non-point source pollution, and help prevent further contamination of Long Island Sound. Those wishing to register online to help the beach cleanup can e-mail staff@savethesound.org or visit www.coastalcleanup.org.


Interested in CPE in a non-hospital setting? or in Spanish? Lutheran Services of the New York Alliance CPE offers both extended and summer units in a multi-site, multi-cultural contexts in the metro NYC area. Flyers available outside Barbara Blodgett’s office.


Urban & Community-Focused Theology/Praxis Gathering: Sponsored by the Micah Fellowship of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Saturday, Sept 18, 9am-3pm. Saint James Church, 76 Federal St., New London, CT. Keynote speaker: Rev. Geoffrey Curtiss, rector of All Saints Episcopal Parish, Hoboken, NH.

Curtiss will present a vision of contextual theology that is achieved through mapping neighborhoods, listening to local theologies, small disciple groups. $5 freewill offering suggested. Breakfast & lunch provided. For more info or to register, contact Mayra Novo at mnovo@ctdiocese.org or 860-233-4481, ext 132.


Lecture:  “The Fall and Rise of Biblical Time: Astronomy, Philology and Theology in Seventeenth-Century Europeby Anthony T. Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities, Princeton University. Monday, Sept. 20, 4:30 PM, Room 401, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street. Presented by the Yale University Program in the History of Science and Medicine.  


Photo Exhibit: The Yale School of Nursing Diversity Action Committee presents an exhibit by Rick Giudotti of “Positive Exposures.” This remarkable photographic exhibit recently toured the Smithsonian National Museum, MTV and NIH genetic conferences. Giudotti’s “Exposures” attempt to foster an understanding of the impact of genetic diseases on individuals, families and communities. Displayed in the Maya gallery at Silliman College from Sept 13-Oct 10. Exhibit co-sponsored by Silliman College, the Program for Humanities in Medicine at Yale, and the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Yale.


J.R. Evans & Co: Albs, Stoles, Chasubles, etc. Display in Common Room Sept. 21, 8:30-4:00.


Recital In Swing: Frank Tirro, clarinet & saxophone, in concert Tuesday, Sept 21, 8:00 PM, Sprague Hall (College & Wall St). Lively group of musicians performing music of Benny Goodman, Rodgers & Hart, Shorty Rogers, Cole Porter, Gerry Mulligan and more. Free Admission.


Lutheran World Relief Scholarships available to cover costs for participation in the LWR Coffee Project trip to Nicaragua, January 22-February 1, 2005. Scholarship deadline Sept. 22. Info available at: http://lwr.org/study/index.asp#nica.





Christian Education: Fishkill United Methodist Church, Fishkill, NY seeks part-time Coordinator for Children and Youth Christian Education Program. Applicants much have youth work experience, be creative and committed to Christian teachings. Flexible hours, incl. Sunday mornings. Contact Rev. Peggy Ann Sauerhoff at (845-896-9810).


Help with Sarah Smith Conference: “A Crisis of Trust?  Trust in a Culture of Suspicion and Spin," the Inaugural Sarah Smith Conference on Moral Leadership, is Sept. 16-17. We need help with the conference in various capacities, including some driving.  If you're looking to make some money and would like to help, please
contact Heather Templeton at 203-432-8629 or heather.templeton@yale.edu. Please include in your response whether or not you have a car and are willing to drive. Thanks!

Afternoon Childcare Provider: Monday-Friday 2:30pm - 5:00pm (some flexibility). North Haven, 5 miles from campus on Whitney Ave bus line. Wage: $10/hour. Duties:  greet 11 year old girl and 8 year old boy off their school bus and supervise their homework, reading assignments, and practicing of their musical instruments. Contact Judy Offutt, (203) 287-0337, judy.offutt@yale.edu.

Childcare: We are looking for someone to babysit our kids (girl, age 6 and boy, age 5) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-5:00 (10 hrs/wk). This job can be shared by two people if your schedule does not enable you to cover all of the hours. $12.00/hr. Responsibilities: picking them up from Worthington Hooker school at 2:30 and walking them home to Whitehall graduate apartments (3 blocks from school, just across the street from the Div School). We can negotiate the use of our car for school pick-ups in bad weather. If interested, please contact Jane Cornman, 787-9049, jane.cornman@yale.edu.

Childcare: Looking for a babysitter for four children (1, 4, 7, 9). Contact Lisa Jones at 495-1218.

First Baptist Church of Meriden seeks part-time Minister of Christian Education & Youth. Call church office at 203-237-5529 or visit http://revdrrob.home.att.net/fbc.htm, and click the link for the job description.  


Student Assistantship: Seeking applications for a position charged with helping to integrate visiting Research Affiliates into the life of the Divinity School.  Research Affiliates are normally faculty, clergy, or other qualified professionals on sabbatical leave, many coming from abroad.  Responsibilities of Assistant: organize receptions and luncheons; arrange for lectures; introduce Research Affiliates to faculty; introduce them to Yale resources. Position available for the 2004/2005 academic year; approx.10 hours per week. To apply or for more information, contact Paul Stuehrenberg at paul.stuehrenberg@yale.edu, or call 432-5292.


WF Albright Institute for Archeological Research is seeking applicants for paid research fellowships.  There are several different programs for which one could apply.  See Susan Olson, Director of Career Services, for information and applications, or visit www.aiar.org.  The deadlines vary, but many have October 15 dates.

Environment and Art Letter, a magazine published by Liturgy Training Publications, is soliciting feature articles (less than 1900 words) and photographers. The magazine is Catholic in ownership and origin but has an ecumenical readership. The editor prefers that one contact him prior to submitting a manuscript.  Samples of the magazine and detailed formatting directions available in the Career Services Office.  




Roommate wanted to share 2-bedroom townhouse on Whitney Ave, 1 mi. from Divinity School. No additional pets, please, though several cats already live in house. Quiet neighborhood, off-street parking, fully furnished. Rent $450/month plus half of utilities, or we can negotiate a flat rate. Contact cathyannplumer@yahoo.com.



Berkeley T-Shirts with “Got vocation” on the front and “See you at Morning Prayer! Berkeley Divinity School at Yale” on the back are available. Sizes S-XXL. $15 each. If interested, contact Rob Boulter (robert.boulter@yale.edu) or Kate Bryant (katherine.bryant@yale.edu).



www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc   432-5319      ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff  available 10-3 weekdays




WORKSHOP:  Resources for Adult Groups Exploring our Christian Responsibilities for the World in an Election Year, Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30 in the Center


Beginning Adult Faith Nurture Groups (Education) With Video Resources and Lay Led, Sept. 22, 12:30-1:30 in the Center


Things to check out:


International music resources to incorporate into worship


Rhythm instruments, 3 tambourines


Posters to create atmosphere in meetings and learning groups




Black religious music and videos about it


CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs on Bible, church history, and everything else


Activities for youth groups


Advent studies, Bible study resources for every possible group or topic


Games for all age groups and topics


Studies for election year concerns


Pastoral and congregational care resources


“upside down” world map—it will create discussion…


Videos for your leisure Saturday evening


Books of prayers to get you started for worship planning


            No question is too small or large or too unusual!!!    Welcome!!