YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

October 10-16, 2004

 

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Academic Information

 

 

From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:

 

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL NOTICE

OF IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES FOR FALL SEMESTER, 2004

 

1. 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.

2. 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.

 

 

APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED CONCENTRATED M.A.R. PROGRAM

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. – from Academic Dean Robert Wilson

 

 

CONVOCATION Information:

 

 

The entire YDS community is invited to Convocation:

Monday, October 11 – Thursday, October 14, 2004

 

Follow the links below to view schedule, Alumni website, and other Convocation sites:

(to open link, hold down Ctrl and click your mouse on the link, or cut & paste link onto web browser)

 

Complete Schedule Information: http://www.yale.edu/divinity/convocation/index.htm

 

“Notes from the Quad,” an electronic monthly for YDS alumni community. Includes information about web streaming and Convocation highlights:

http://www.yale.edu/divinity/notes.convocation.htm

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

*these lectures will be broadcast live at YDS Events Online.


Monday, October 11, 2004

8:00 am

 

YDS Alumni/ae Board Meeting
Jonathan Edwards Dining Room

9:00 am

 

General Registration Begins
Sarah Smith Gallery

11:00 am

 

Opening Reunion Worship led by the Class of '54
Great Hall

12:30 pm

 

50th Class Reunion Luncheon with Dean Harold Attridge
(Class of '54 Picture Following)
Common Room

2:00 pm

 

50th Reunion Panel Discussion, “In Light of 50 Years of Ministry”
Great Hall

2:30 pm

 

Class of '79 Gathering and Tea (Class of '70 Photograph Following)
Common Room

3:00 pm

 

Class of 1958, 1959, 1960 Cluster Gathering
Bushnell S100

4:00 pm*

 

Opening of Convocation
First
Beecher Lecture
Otis Moss, Jr.
Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
I. Personal: The Bold Adventure

Marquand Chapel

5:45 pm

 

Reception
Day Missions Library

6:15 pm

 

Class of '79 Dinner
Yale Graduate Club

8:00 pm

 

Jazz Vespers Concert
Dwight Andrews, Composer and Conductor
Wycliffe Gordon, Guest Trombonist
Atlanta Community Jazz Chorus
Battell Chapel

 

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

8:00 am

 

Breakfast with Class Agents and Secretaries
RSV Room

9:00 am

 

Worship
Reverend Steven Bauman, preacher
Marquand Chapel

9:45 am

 

Walking Tours of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle
Front Gate of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle

9:45 am

 

Coffee
Common Room

10:30 am*

 

First Shaffer Lecture
Bart D. Ehrman
Christ in the Early Christian Tradition: Texts Disputed and Apocryphal
I. Christ Come in the Flesh
Marquand Chapel

11:30 am

 

Book Signing, Bart Ehrman
Student Book Supply

12:00 pm

 

Alumni/ae Picnic Luncheon Dedicating the Harry Baker Adams and Manette Adams Quadrangle
Divinity School
Quadrangle*
(*Common Room in case of inclement weather)

1:15pm

 

Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 Cluster Gathering
Bushnell S100

1:30 pm*

 

ISM Kavanagh Lecture
Lawrence Hoffman
Inculturation in Illness: and Lex in Lexus
Great Hall

2:30 pm

 

Book Signing, Lawrence Hoffman
Student Book Supply

2:45 pm

 

State of the School Address by Dean Harold Attridge and Annual General Meeting of Alumni/ae
Niebuhr Hall

4:00 pm*

 

Second Beecher Lecture
Otis Moss, Jr.
Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
II. Social Justice: The Tie that Binds

Marquand Chapel

5:30 pm

 

Berkeley Divnity School (BDS)
Walking Tour of the Old Berkeley Quad led by Prof. Lansing Hicks
(meet at the corner of Sachem and Prospect Street)

5:45 pm

 

Wine and Cheese Reception
Common Room

6:15 pm

 

BDS Sesquicentennial Gathering
Mory's (by invitation)

6:45 pm

 

Alumni/ae Awards Banquet (tickets required)
New Haven Lawn Club

 

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

7:30 am

 

YDS Alumni Board Meeting
Jonathan Edwards Dining Room

8:00 am

 

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Coalition
Breakfast honoring Chris Glaser and Barbara Lundblad
Bushnell S100

9:00 am

 

Worship
Reverend Barbara Lundblad, preacher
Marquand Chapel

9:30 am

 

BDS National Advisory Council Meeting
Berkeley Center
(363 St. Ronan Street)

9:45 am

 

Coffee
Common Room

10:00 am

 

BDS Graduate Society Meeting
Berkeley Center

10:30 am*

 

Second Shaffer Lecture
Bart D. Ehrman
Christ in the Early Christian Tradition: Texts Disputed and Apocryphal
II. Christ the Divine Man

Marquand Chapel

12:00 pm

 

BDS Graduate Society Luncheon
Berkeley Center

1:30 pm*

 

BDS Cheney Lecture
Mark McIntosh
How God Makes Theologians
Marquand Chapel

2:30 pm

 

Book Signing, Mark McIntosh
Student Book Supply

3:00 pm

 

Book Signing, Peter Gomes
Student Book Supply

4:00 pm*

 

Third Beecher Lecture Otis Moss, Jr.
Preaching as Prophetic Ministry
III. Global: The Binding Commitment

Marquand Chapel

5:00 pm

 

Conversation with the Beecher Lecturer
Marquand Chapel

5:30 pm

 

Open House
Center
for Faith and Culture and Works of Jonathan Edwards
Stuart S116 and Stuart S127

6:00 pm

 

BDS Evensong and Awarding of Honorary Degrees
Reverend Peter Gomes, preacher
Marquand Chapel

7:00 pm

 

Reception
Common Room

7:30 pm

 

Cluster Reunion Dinners at Local Restaurants:
Classes of 1958, 1959, 1960 at The Graduate Club (Elm Street), hosted by Professor Margaret Farley
Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 at Sandra's Place (Whitney Avenue), hosted by Professors Robert Wilson and Kristen Leslie
Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 at Christopher Martin's (State Street), hosted by Professors Serene Jones and Siobhán Garrigan

8:00 pm

 

BDS Sesquicentennial Celebration Dinner (reservations required)
New Haven Lawn Club

 

 

Thursday, October 14, 2004

9:00 am

 

Worship
Reverend Javier Viera, preacher
Marquand Chapel

9:00 am

 

BDS Board of Trustees Meeting
Berkeley Center

9:45 am

 

Coffee
Common Room

10:30 am*

 

Third Shaffer Lecture
Bart D. Ehrman
Christ in the Early Christian Tradition: Texts Disputed and Apocryphal
III. Christ Against the Jews

Marquand Chapel

11:30 am

 

Conversation with the Shaffer Lecturer
Marquand Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-Campus

 

Community Gifts Inventory: Share your gifts! Molly Field is endeavoring to create a directory of our Community Gifts (hobbies, gifts, talents, skills we’re willing to share). If you love pets or kids and would happy to be a sitter, if you had a previous career that could be of service to the community, if you have a knack for fixing things, if you are a gardener, a crafts person, an artist, if you have a talent you would like to share, email your information to Molly Field (molly.field@yale.edu). Include name, phone/email, connection to YDS, gifts, and fees you would charge.

 

Robert Litowitz Lecture Thursday, October 14, 4:00 PM. This series is funded through a trust set up by a former YDS student, Robert Litowitz, who died of cancer in 1990. His concern was to bring together students and faculty in divinity, law, politics, philosophy, to consider issues of current significance.  He was particularly interested in the interface between ethics and political theory. This year's lecturer is Avishai Margalit, from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, speaking on "Human Dignity: Between Kitsch and Deification." The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Attention YDS Pan African Women!  Pan African Women’s Fellowship, Friday, October 22, 232 Opening Hill Road, Branford, CT 06405.  For more information, please contact Professor Yolanda Smith at 436-4818 or email her at yolanda.smith@yale.edu.  RSVP by Wednesday, October 20.

 

YDS Initiative on Religion, Science & Technology presents "On the Bioethics of "Tuesdays with Morrie": The Call of Conscience, the Gift of Acknowledgement, and the Rhetoric of Religion and Science" by Michael Hyde, visiting Professor of Communications Ethics from Wake Forest University. Monday, October 25. All are welcome to attend between 4:15 and 6:00 pm in the RSV Room. Chinese food provided!

 

Practical Theology/Ministerial Studies Candidate Lecture: Thursday, October 28, 4:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall (N-123).  “Ministry to Eunuchs and Other Ecclesial Practices: Toward a Theological Reading,” delivered by Mary McClintock Fulkerson.  You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room after Chapel (10:30-11:00 a.m.) to speak with Professor Fulkerson.

 

CPE Day: Thursday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall.  This is your chance to hear from local Clinical Pastoral Education supervisors about what the program entails and how to apply.  There will be time for individual conversations with supervisors and plenty of literature to pick up.  If you are considering doing CPE at any point in your ministerial career, please plan to attend this meeting.

AA Meetings on Campus: AA, all-inclusive 12-step meetings. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM. Room S-202, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. All 12-steppers welcome!

 

 

ISM Upcoming Events:

 

 Kavanagh Lecture: Lawrence Hoffman, October 12, ISM Great Hall, 1:30 PM.  Inculturation in Illness and Lex in Lexus” (part of Convocation week).

 

Yale Schola Cantorum, October 15, Woolsey Hall, 8 PM.  Schola Sings Dedication Festivale (with the Yale Concert Band).  Presented in conjunction with the Yale School of Music.

 

Frederick Franck: Drawings, Paintings, and Icons,  September 20 - October 22, weekdays only 9am-5pm.On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Frederick Franck is an internationally renowned author, artist, and humanist. This exhibition draws from some fifty years of what he calls “image making,” with a focus on subjects that explore the common bonds of humanness and the hopeful reconciliation of mankind’s divisiveness.  

 

Our Faculty Featured:

 

Bethesda Bach Ensemble and Martin Jean Perform October 31: The Bethesda Music Series is pleased to present “Music in the Reformation Tradition” on Sunday, October 31, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  Included on the program is Bach’s organ masterpiece “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” performed by Martin Jean.  A pre-concert talk on the cantatas will be given at 3:15 p.m. by Markus Rathey.  There is no admission charge; a free will offering will be taken for Lutherans In Mission.  For more information call (203) 787-2346.

 

 

Yale/New Haven Area Involvement

 

University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel, Old Campus. 11:00 AM.

October 17:  The Reverend Peter Laarman, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY, is preaching.

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.


Yale Survivor, Part 2: “So what do you do?...: Navigating the Subspecialties in Your Discipline,” Monday, October 11, 5:30-7:00 PM.  Join a lively discussion on how to make sense of your scholarship in the context of your discipline.  Location: HGS 116, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.  Dinner will be served.

 

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies sponsored by Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Students in doctoral programs who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements in any field of study at graduate schools in the United States. Deadline Monday, Oct. 11, 2004. Application information at: www.woodrow.org/womens-studies/purpose.html.

 

Women’s Leadership & Scholarship Around the Globe: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:00-8:00 PM, Betts House (393 Prospect St). Sponsored by The Women Faculty Forum, World Fellows Program and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies departments. This reception will recognize international women leaders and scholars visiting Yale through the World Fellows program and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Honorees will speak about their work and talk with attendees about research and innovations to further gender equality around the world.

 

 

 

The Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics presents the Robert H. Litowitz Lecture 2004: Human Dignity: Between Kitsch and Deification.  Avishai Margalit, Schulman Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Thursday, October 14, 4:00-5:30 PM at Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 101.

 

 

Interested in helping with a campus-wide Martin Luther King Weekend in January? Come to a planning meeting Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:30-6:30 PM, Hall of Graduate Studies Rm. 116.

 

 

Conference: “A World Less Silent: Celebrating Jay Katz’s Contributions to Law, Medicine, and Ethics.” Friday, October 15, Yale Law School.  Welcome begins at 9:30 AM. For more information, please contact David Tolley, Yale Bioethics Project, at 432-5447.

 

 

OMSC Missions Research Colloquium: “Circulating American Christian Higher Education: The Case of Lingnan University (1888-1951)” by Dr. Dong Wang, assistant professor of history and associate director of the East-West Institute at Gordon College, Wenham, Mass. Friday, October 15, 12:30 p.m., Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect St. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided. For
lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

Women in Graduate School Welcome Reception. Monday, October 18, 5:30-7:00pm. Join women faculty, students and staff of the Graduate School as we celebrate the outstanding Yale women leaders in higher education
Location:  HGS 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.

 

 

National Coming Out Day Film Screening and Discussion. Monday, Oct. 18, 7:00pm, with Director of "How Do I Look" (Sequel to "Paris is Burning"). Location:  HGS 119, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street Sponsored by: Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity. Light refreshments will be served

 

 

The Greater New Haven Interfaith Clergy will be meeting at YDS in Niebuhr Lecture Hall on Tuesday, October 26, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  Their guest speakers will be Rabbi Ron Kronish, Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel, and Dr. Muhammad Hourani, Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Reconciliation at the Shalom Hartman Institute.  Rabbi Kronish founded the Council of 70 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian organizations in 1991 to promote peaceful coexistence in Israel and the surrounding region.  Dr. Hourani is a Palestinian Muslim who was born in Eastern Galilee, educated at Hebrew University and in England and studied at Santa Barbara, and is a lecturer in David Yellin's Teachers College. The Interfaith Clergy Group warmly welcomes all YDS students to join them in Niebuhr Hall any time from 1:00 on. For more info, contact Rick Mapes, YDS '52, at 483-7558 or marick12@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

 

Classifieds

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

IBMR Project Research Assistant. Purpose: Assist with the creation of a bibliographic database for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research project "Researching Mission: Doctoral Dissertations in English since 1900." Duties: Research various online and print resources to find dissertations that fall within the scope of the project and enter records into a Microsoft Access database. Enhance records by adding abstracts or subject headings as directed. Job Specifics: Part-time position (10 hours/week minimum); hours to be scheduled between 8:30-5:00 weekdays; workstation in Divinity Library. If interested please contact Eric Friede at (203) 432-6372 or eric.friede@yale.edu.

 

 

ITEMS NEEDED

Donations of Large, XL, XXL-sized pajamas and bathrobes or paper hospital examination robes are needed for actors volunteering in a non-profit Halloween walkthrough, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Please e-mail Campbell.harmon@yale.edu or call 432-5804 if you wish to donate any pajamas or bathrobes.  We also could use lots and lots and lots of heavy outdoor canvas or outdoor tarp. Lastly, we can always use more actors!  Go to the website http://www.trailofterror.com or contact me for info.


MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER

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

 

 

 

 

Music for use in worship:  Iona, Taize, global, hymnal supplements from many denominations:  come see and hear recordings.  Check them out!

 

Workshops available upon request:

 

Resources for Adult Groups Exploring our Christian Responsibilities for the World in an Election Year

 

Beginning Adult Faith Nurture Groups (Education) With Video Resources and Lay Led

 

Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc

 

Resources for Meeting Youth Faith Nurture Needs

 

These workshops are scheduled for 12:30-1:30 on the following dates in the Center:

 

Adult Education Starting at a Change of Church Seasons like Advent, Oct. 25

 

Inviting, Not Signing Up—for leadership and participation in the church, Nov. 2

 

Stewardship Nurture as a Part of Faith Nurture Year Round, Nov. 8

 

Resources for Becoming a More Hospitable and Welcoming Congregation, Nov. 17

 

Resources on all these topics (and many more) are available for you to check out and use in your leadership and adapt to your congregation.

 

ADVENT, THANKSGIVING, UN DAY, ALL SAINTS CELEBRATIONS—seasonal resources for worship, learning groups, and celebrations from the Ministry Resource Center will save you time, stimulate your creativity, provide new possibilities.  Come browse!

 

Extend your prayer leadership skills:  prayers that complement the lectionary, for all the parts of the worship service, for individual and group use, for chaplaincy, in Spanish, etc.  They will nurture you and help you consider the wide variety of ways you can lead in prayer.

 

And about entertainment…You don’t have time?  Then make it a DVD or video on church history or Bible or world religions!  Check them out for a your viewing pleasure!