THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE
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From the Office of Supervised Ministries: The placement process for 2006-07 Part-time Internships will kick off during the last week of January with a mandatory orientation meeting. This meeting will be offered twice, on Wednesday 1/25 and Thursday 1/26 in Latourette Hall from to . If you would like to have an exploratory conversation about internships before then, please make an appointment with Barbara Blodgett. Otherwise, simply come to one of the orientations, and be prepared to choose sites with which to interview, from among those she has available. You can peruse the sites at www.yale.edu/divinity/sm/site_descriptions.htm. This list is still a work-in-progress but will give you a sense of the possibilities. The website also details the part-time internship program. You will find a sheet in your YDS box explaining the placement process in detail. This year students will interview with potential supervisors between January 25 and March 10, and placements will be announced on March 13.
Marquand Chapel, January 23-27:
· Monday: The Almost Saints Series continues, celebrating the life and work of Henri Nouwen
· Tuesday: A Service of Rejoicing featuring the Marquand Gospel Choir, directed by Mark Miller
Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer with hymns and
songs of the
· Thursday: Graduating student Maxwell Grant will deliver the homily
· Friday: A special Hymn Festival Eucharist
Timothy Ree, the YDS Writing Consultant, is holding office hours in Room S-129.
· Monday: 11:30 - 1 PM
· Tuesday: 8 AM - 10:30, 11:30 - 1:30 PM
· Wednesday: 12 PM – 5
· Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
The YDS Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight and Transgender Coalition will hold its first meeting of the semester this Monday, 1/23, from 12:30-1:20pm in S117. Bring your lunch. We will be talking about plans for this semester, including an affirming churches workshop during All-School Conference and the Love Makes a Family dinner. All are welcome!
There will be 3 separate workshops for credential files on Monday, January 23. All three will be in Room N-120 (near admissions). If you have a laptop with you that day, bring it (if not, no worries). The times are 12:30pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Credential Files are an electronic means of storing references, transcripts, evaluations, writing samples--all sorts of job search/degree application tools. We outsource this process to a company called interfolio. They charge a nominal fee for service. The first year fee is waived for those that attend a workshop.
From the YDS Women’s Center:
· Knitting group meets on Tuesday evenings at 8pm in the Women's Center on the 2nd floor of Fisher Hall. Bring your own project or come learn to knit a prayer shawl. All are welcome! Email email@example.com with questions.
· Vagina. That's right, we said it. But don't worry--it's ok to laugh. The YDS Women's Center is proud to present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in conjunction with V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3 at 8pm in Marquand Chapel. All proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, the Umbrella, and V-Day. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door and are available from 11am-1:30pm in the Common Room or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics Jr. Faculty Search Candidate Lectures:
· Monday, January 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall. "Imagining Freedom and Equality: A Covenantal Vision of American Life," delivered by Dr. Timothy A. Beach-Verhey, Director of the Lilly Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at Davidson College.
· Wednesday, January 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall: "Stewardship After the End of Nature: new roots for Christian environmental ethics," delivered by Willis Jackson Jenkins, Research Fellow in Environmental Ethics at the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.
All are invited, and a light reception will follow each lecture. In addition, please welcome the candidates at coffee hour in the Common Room following the Chapel service on the day of their lectures.
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music invites you to attend:
by Dr. Karen B. Westfield-Tucker, Professor of Worship in the
by Bruce T. Marrill, Associate
Professor in the Department of Theology,
This term's first meeting of the Environmental Concerns Committee will take place this Wednesday, January 25th at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room. If you didn't find time for this group last semester and want to join now, please do! All are welcome. We'll be checking in on ongoing projects and looking for new ideas for this semester....hope to see you there!
The Spirituality and Sexuality group (organized by the YDS LGBT Coalition) will meet Thursday night, 11/26, from 8:30-10:00pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room. This is a smaller discussion and support group that meets bi-weekly. We closed the group after the first two meetings last semester, but we are open to new members this semester, so please come for great conversations! Finally, anyone who wants to be added to our email list should send an email to email@example.com
The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is delighted to invited you to
a Theology Live series lecture by the renowned theologian and activist Ron
Sider. Dr. Sider's lecture, “How Do We Empower the Poor? Reflections from
my Life," will take place Thursday, January 26, 2006, 12:30 p.m.,
in the YDS Niebuhr Lecture Hall. His desire is to provoke and encourage
conversation with students about how to work through faith and the life of the
church to make a difference in relation to the struggles of the poor. Dr. Sider
is Professor of Theology at Palmer Seminary and Director of the
Community Dinner this Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:00pm! The lunar New Year
is January 29th this year. This is a pan-Asian celebration!
And as such, it is celebrated in
Leadership in Appalachian Ministries (a summer
internship program in
Join us for the All School Conference! The Prophetic Voice: Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24
· Monday: What is the prophetic voice?
· Tuesday & Wednesday: Discerning the prophetic voice
· Thursday: Empowering and Educating the Prophetic Voice
· Friday: The Prophetic Voice and the World
Details coming soon! We hope you will join us for chapel, guest speakers, workshops and more!
Spanish Evening Prayer will be offered each Thursday this semester from
5:45 - 6:15 p.m. at the
The Lutheran Studies Program invites you to join them for weekly Vespers at 5:30 on Tuesdays this semester. Worship is in the Nouwen chapel in the basement of the library. We hope to see many of you there, this week and as the semester progresses!
Mark your Calendars! The annual Winers Concert will be on Tuesday, April 25th (sometime mid-evening). We'll be celebrating the end of classes with song...and of course, goodies afterwards. More details to follow!
Lectures and Events
University Public Worship at
Battell Chapel: An ecumenical
worship service of the historic
On Monday, January 23, 2006 at 4:30 p.m., U.S. Senator John C. Danforth will give the 2005-2006 Sherrill Lecture entitled, "Who is Responsible for World Order?" at Yale Law School in Room 127. Following the Lecture, there will be a reception for Senator Danforth in the Alumni Reading Room.
Novelist Debra Magpie Earling (Confederated Salish and Kootenai
Tribes) will give a reading on Wednesday, January 25th, at 4:00 pm at the Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Come see the Sacramental Winers featured this Saturday along with fantastic local folk musicians!
The 7th Annual Folk Traditions Night, presented by
· When? Saturday, January 28, 2006, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)
There is a suggested donation of $10. For concert information, call 203-787-9642, or go to www.ctfolk.com. (Please let us know in advance if you have special needs with regard to accessibility).
Diversity @ Yale Events
Monday, January 23, 2006 at 1:00pm, Women Faculty Forum "Gendering the
Campus" Working Group Featuring Carolyn Mazure and Laura Wexler. The
discussion is on how networking between the medical school campus and central
campus can benefit the goals of Gendering the Campus. Location: Steiner
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 5:30pm, Survival at Yale Series, Part 3:
"What To Do with Your Summer." A discussion on summer research, Yale
fellowships, travel/research fellowships and summer jobs. Speakers: Larisa
Satara, Liza Cariaga-Lo, and Angela Pulley Hudson. Dinner will be provided.
Location: HGS Room 211, Hall of Graduate Studies,
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 5:30pm, Monthly Bouchet Seminar, Sciences
Presentation featuring dissertation research of Yale graduate students.
Location: Fulton Room,
Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 8:00pm, Piano Recital by Rudolf Meister. He
will perform works by Berg, Reger, Haydn and Beethoven. Location: Morse
Recital Hall, SMH Sprague Memorial Hall,
The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies announces: A lecture
event hosted by the seminar series on Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective.
Thursday, Jan. 26 4:15-5:45p.m.
Building Bridges Instead of Walls: an Israeli and a Palestinian from
the Parents Circle Families Forum speak of loss and reconciliation. Monday,
January 30, 2006, 7:00-8:30 PM, First Congregational
Everyone is cordially invited to an Adult Study Class at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church (corner of College and Elm) on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm. The class is led by Bioethicist in Residence Karen Lebacqz, and the topics are as follows:
· Jan 26: “Cloning: Repugnance, Ethics, and Non-Issues.” The prospect of human cloning has generated repugnance and sparked numerous national and international efforts toward a ban. Is cloning a threat to human dignity? Or is it a non-issue? Perhaps the most important question is what role repugnance should have in ethical thinking, and we will explore this question.
· Feb 2: “Our Genes and Us.” What is the significance of the mapping of the human genome? What promise and peril do gene therapy and enhancement hold? In this session, we will look at what some have called the 'holy grail' in order to assess its implications for the human future.
· Feb 9: “Why Theology Matters to Bioethics.” In the public debates about stem cells, cloning, and genetic engineering, the theological voice is often muted. Yet theologians have been there from the beginning, and ultimately the questions are deeply theological. Tonight we will look at what God is saying and why theology matters to the ongoing debates in bioethics.
The New Haven Black History Coalition proudly presents the 3rd Annual
2006 2-DAY Celebration at
Please join us for an open
meeting of the Yale Group for the Study
of Native America on Wednesday, February 1, at 5pm at the Lamar Center-
located in the basement of the
The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale presents a series of lectures for spring 2006:
· Monday January 23: Uri Melammed, Lecturer in Hebrew, Hebrew University and Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Lecturer in Judaic Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University. “Judeo-Arabic and Maimonides Code (Mishneh Torah),” 208 WHC, 4:00 PM
Thursday January 26: Mark R. Cohen, Professor of
Near Eastern Studies,
Monday January 30: (co-sponsored with the
Department of Religious Studies) Angel Saenz-Badillos, Professor of Hebrew,
Monday February 6: (co-sponsored with the
Department of History) Renée Levine Melammed, Professor of Jewish History,
Schechter Institute, Jerusalem, Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Visiting Professor
in Judaic Studies and History, Yale University. “The Destruction of
Thursday February 23: Moshe (Murray) Rosman,
Professor of Jewish History,
Thursday March 23: Joseph Hacker, Professor of
Monday March 27 Daniel Schwartz, Professor of
Judaean War.” 208 WHC, 4:00 PM
Wednesday March 29 (Co-sponsored with the
Department of History) Anna Sapir Abulafia, Vice-President and College Lecturer
Robert Fuller is coming to Yale on February 2, 2006. He's coming to speak about his book, "Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank" and the issue of what he calls "rankism." More info and registration are at www.yale.edu/learningcenter. The morning lecture is free; the afternoon workshop has a nominal fee.
Bonhoeffer Film: The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time (check local listings). For more information about the film visit http:www.journeyfilms.com/pressroom/bonpress3.htm.
Invitation to bring groups to social justice musical, March 3, 4, and
5. The congregation at the
For information about the
Handy person needed:
Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful
of projects inside my
Research Assistant for Blind Professor needed. Filing, scanning,
transcription of dictation, library research. Work at or next to
Part-time assistant needed for the Divinity School Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology: We need a part-time assistant to help us with programming and other tasks this semester. Hours should average no more than 5 per week. Tasks include publicity, food ordering and preparation/clean up, electronic mailing list management, travel arrangements for speakers, and related tasks. Must be free late Thursday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Work study eligibility an advantage, but not a requirement. Possibility for continuing employment next year, but availability for that not required. Immediate starting. Please contact Professor Wesley Avram for more information or to submit an application (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 432-9588).
Are you presenting your work at a conference or performing and need funds to cover travel and other expenses? The GPSS Conference Travel Fund (CTF) was created to help defray the costs of such endeavors. Graduate and professional students may apply to the CTF to cover travel and expenses for conferences that will directly support their professional development. The CTF is open to ALL graduate and professional students. Please email email@example.com for an application or if you have any questions. Completed applications are due on February 17th at 5 pm!! Late applications will not be accepted!!
If you're interested in being part of a writing/revision group here at YDS please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. In the email, please include ALL days and times that you are available and say 1) what type(s) of writing you do and 2) whether you are more interested in doing writing exercises or workshoping pieces.
Call for Articles! New Horizons in Faith and Order, a new electronic journal
sponsored by the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches
USA, is seeking contributions to ecumenical scholarship from younger theologians. Articles and
reviews of any length pertinent to current and historical multilateral dialogue
on church-dividing issues are welcome. The journal welcomes, as well,
submissions outlining issues that should receive more attention in the future
and discussion of wider questions of ecumenical methodology and goals. All
submissions should conform to the
To the Communities of ISM & Yale Divinity: If you are interested in learning about Worship and Liturgical Dance, we are announcing a series of workshops that will occur during the spring 2006 semester. No experience necessary. If you are interested please email Kathleen S. Turner (email@example.com). A first meeting and schedule will be developed from your responses.
Planning on working after graduation? Not yet on the jobs list? To sign up to get notice of any vacancies advertised through YDS, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me your druthers: a) ordained jobs only b) non-ordained jobs only or c) all jobs. Also, a list for Roman Catholics only exists. If you'd like to be on that list in addition to one of the above three, let me know (the Roman Catholic list is for jobs open only to practicing Catholics).
Senior MDivs heading to pastory types of things: If you would like a CD made of your preaching prowess, please talk with Susan Olson to set up a time. She has the materials to record it digitally for you. Some churches will ask for such a CD in their consideration of your application. The best time to make these things is now, before you're asked to provide one --committees don't often give a lot of notice.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice is a four
day conference, March 10-13, all about ecumenical cooperation in policy advocacy
and plans to save the world. This year's theme is "Challenging Disparity:
The Promise of God - The Power of Solidarity." Come to
Dear Theo is up and running for the semester. Opinionated persons can send submissions (which should follow the guidelines posted outside the Jonathan Edwards dining room) to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us at email@example.com or 432-5319
Staff is available 10-3 weekdays
Workshop Jan. 24, 12-1pm: “Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation”
Black History Month Resources: Among them, try these: Shouting in the Hush Arbor, Under the Baobab Tree, and much more
Ecumenical or interfaith family life??? Look at resources in Interfaith or Ecumenism shelves. Planning interfaith or ecumenical events? We can help.
Curriculum for youth, adults, and children from all denominations: see what your denomination has to offer.
Vacation Bible School resources can be reviewed and checked out for selection for the summer now.
Wherever you live after graduation, you or your
congregation can be a member of the
Prepare for job interviews through a consultation on resources related to the possible job or approaches to take to that ministry.
Lent worship, study groups, drama, stations of the cross, mission projects, events, retreats—we have what you need for planning and ideas!