THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

January 23rd, 2006

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Academic Information

 

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 12:30 to 1:20.  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.

 

On Campus

Marquand Chapel, 10:30am 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 Americas, led by Patrick Evans, continues

·        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 erinn.staley@yale.edu 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 ydswomenscenter@yahoo.com.

 

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:

·        A lecture by Dr. Karen B. Westfield-Tucker, Professor of Worship in the School of Theology, Boston University. “Hymnals as Theological Texts: The Case of Civil War Publications,” on Monday, January 23, 2006, 12:30 PM, ISM Great Hall. Reception to follow.

·        A lecture by Bruce T. Marrill, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology, Boston College. “The Significance of Bodily Resurrection for a Liturgical Theology of Christian Funerals,” Thursday, January 26, 2006, 4 PM ISM Great Hall. Reception to follow.

 

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 ydscoalition@yahoo.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 Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy as well as President of Evangelicals for Social Action.

 

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 Korea as a distinctly Korean celebration.  This Friday we will bring this Korean culture to the Common Room by celebrating the beginning of the New Year Korean-style. We will play traditional Korean games and eat kimchi and other delicious Korean foods.  This is a community dinner event, so it will be very free!  Come and see that Korean food and games are good!  Oh, Friday fellowship will provide the drinks.  She-hae bok man-he-bat-eu-seu-yo (May you be blessed this new year).

 

Leadership in Appalachian Ministries (a summer internship program in Kentucky) is sponsoring an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 31st, location TBA, from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Dinner will be served! Come enjoy mountain music, food, and stories, and hear about a fabulous summer opportunity! Contact Barbara Blodgett (Barbara.blodgett@yale.edu) for details or if you are interested but cannot attend.

 

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 Berkeley Center at the corner of Canner & St. Ronan Streets near the YDS campus. You don't have to know Spanish to participate, and English translations of the texts are provided. Come join us!  Questions, contact Paul McLain, paul.mclain@yale.edu.

 

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

(Yale and New Haven)

 

University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.

 

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, 121 Wall Street.  A reception will follow; this event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series please contact Nancy Kuhl at 432-2966 or nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.

 

Come see the Sacramental Winers featured this Saturday along with fantastic local folk musicians!

·        What? The 7th Annual Folk Traditions Night, presented by St. John's Coffeehouse & The New Haven Folk Alliance. Also Featuring: The Johnson Girls, Shoregrass, The SS Chanteens, and more!

·        When? Saturday, January 28, 2006, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)

·        Where? St. John's Episcopal Church, 400 Humphrey St., New Haven, CT

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 Room, Yale Medical School, 333 Cedar Street, 2nd floor.

·        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, 320 York Street.

·        Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 5:30pm, Monthly Bouchet Seminar, Sciences Presentation featuring dissertation research of Yale graduate students. Location:  Fulton Room, Yale Medical School, 333 Cedar Street, 2nd floor.

·        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, 470 College Street.

 

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. Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street. For more information, visit the web site at http://www.yale.edu/isps/seminars/antisemitism/ or contact Pam Greene: pamela.greene@yale.edu or (203) 432-3052.

 

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 Church of Branford. RSVP, 203-488-7201. More information on the Parents Circle may be found at their web site, http://www.theparentscircle.org/

 

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 Gateway Community College, Long Wharf Campus. This celebration takes place Friday, January 27, 7-9 PM and Saturday, February 18, 10AM- 8PM. These events are free to the public. For more information, contact Curlena McDonald, (203) 624-3923, cmcdonald04@snet.net

 

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 Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street). This is an informal gathering for past, present, and future members of the group and we warmly invite anyone interested in participating or simply learning more about the organization to attend.  The meeting will consist of a brief overview of the group's past activities and present endeavors, as well as a brainstorming session designed to gauge interest in future activities.  Graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and members of the community are all heartily encouraged to attend.  Please come and share your ideas and insights.

 

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, Princeton University. “The Voice of the Poor in the Middle Ages from the Cairo Geniza” 208 WHC, 4:00 PM

·        Monday January 30: (co-sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies) Angel Saenz-Badillos, Professor of Hebrew, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, and Director of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University. “Man and God in the Poetry of Al-Andalus,” 451 College St., Seminar Room B-04, 4:00 PM

·        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 Salonika During the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Ladino Poetess,” 211 HGS, 4:00 PM

·        Thursday February 23: Moshe (Murray) Rosman, Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. “Founder of Hasidism: The Man and the Mystique,” Romance Languages Lounge 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd floor, 4:00 PM

·        Thursday March 23: Joseph Hacker, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Jewish Cultural Mediators between the Ottomans and the Courts of Early Modern Europe,” HGS 401, 4:00 PM

·        Monday March 27 Daniel Schwartz, Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "Josephus Between Jerusalem and Rome: On Divine Providence and the Last Book of the
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 in History, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. “Sie stinken beide, or the Point of Medieval Christian-Jewish Disputations.” 211 HGS, 4:00 PM

 

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 Cheshire United Methodist Church will offer four productions of Lazarus, Bread For The World's musical production on hunger and poverty.  Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizen movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.  Proceeds (freewill offerings) from these performances will benefit hunger and poverty on a local level as well as Bread for the World's ongoing endeavors. For times and reservations, please call 203-272-4626 or e-mail cheshireumc@sbcglobal.net. Reservations are requested only for large groups.

 

Classifieds

 

For information about the Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship 2006 for Graduate and Professional students, please visit www.yale.edu/ppsf.  Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Monday, January 23, to the Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, 433 Temple Street, 2nd Floor.  No extensions.

 

Handy person needed:  Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful of projects inside my Cheshire home.  Jobs will include tasks like small sheet rock repair, painting, door hanging.  Can pay either by the hour or by the job, as negotiated.  If you have relevant experience, desire a handful of odd jobs that you can schedule at your convenience through the winter and into the spring, and have a car, contact Wes Avram at 432-9588 or Wesley.avram@yale.edu.

 

Research Assistant for Blind Professor needed. Filing, scanning, transcription of dictation, library research. Work at or next to Divinity School. Background in American Religious History and/or Social Sciences required. Familiarity with MAC's, pc's, and end note preferred. 8 hours per week at $10.50 per hour. Reply to: Gillian Lindt at gillianlindt@yahoo.com or by calling (203) 785-8599.

 

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 (wesley.avram@yale.edu, 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 lisa.bassani@yale.edu 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 dianne.bilyak@yale.edu 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 Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition) and should be sent as email attachments in a standard word-processing format. For consideration in the inaugural issue, send your submissions by February 1 to R. Keelan Downton at kdownton@ncccusa.org. For more information, email the same or call 202-544-2350.

 

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 (kathleen.s.turner@yale.edu).  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 susan.olson@yale.edu. 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 Washington, DC over Spring Break and learn about being a policy advocate and then make a visit to your Congress person's office to advocate on your issue!  Check out the conference website at www.advocacydays.org. Seminarians and young adults are especially welcome, so if you're interested, contact Sara Critchfield in the Washington, DC office of the UCC to find about scholarship availability.  You can email her at critchfs@ucc.org or call at (202) 543-1517.

 

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 daniel.morris@yale.edu and/or virginia.strickland@yale.edu.

 

Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc  

Contact us at ministry.resource.center@yale.edu 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 Ministry Resource Center and UPS will bring the resources you request to you!  Just ask us for details.

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!