THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

April 3, 2006

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Academic Information

 

 

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Spring Semester 2005-06

Monday, May 1

 

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 600, O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200

 

 

 

2-5 pm

Rel. 601, N.T. Interpretation (Attridge)

Niebuhr, Latourette S-223, Bushnell S-200

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 2

 

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 605, Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.

 

Rel. 795, Anglican Th/Hist I: Great Britain (Beeley)

Latourette

 

 

 

2-3 pm

Rel. 700 Hist. of Western Xnity 1200-1700 (Rittgers)

Latourette

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 3

 

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 713, Rel. Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)

Downtown

 

 

 

2-3 pm

Rel. 701, Rel. & American Society (Balmer)

Latourette

2-5 pm

Rel. 674, Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S-101 Bushnell

 

 

 

Thursday, May 4

 

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 618, Intermediate Greek: Septuagint (Hultin)

RSV S-200 Bushnell

 

 

 

2-5 pm

Rel. 604, Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

S-104 Bushnell

 

 

 

Friday, May 5

 

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 796, Christian Marriage (Spinks)

S-117 Wood Sem. Rm.

 

 

 

2-4 pm

Rel. 699, Latin Readings (Turner)

S-101A Bushnell

 

FROM THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  • Applications are available for Summer Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek.  Stop by the Registrar's office for an application or send an email requesting an application to detra.macdougall@yale.edu.
  • A fourth Preventing Ministerial Misconduct Workshop has been added for Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 meeting from 9:00-4:00 on both days (limit 25).  If you want to sign up, stop by the Registrar's Office asap.

 

Information Session on joint M.Div and MSW:  On Tuesday, April 4 representatives from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University and the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut will be on campus to discuss the options of pursuing a joint M.Div and MSW from YDS and one of these institutions.  Please bring your lunch and come join the discussion in the RSV Room from 12:30 until 1:30.  (Dessert will be provided!)  Session will include a panel discussion about: admissions requirements, application procedure, curriculum, and structuring the joint degree program.  Also gain insight on possible job opportunities, field work options, and the intersection of church work and counseling with the field of social work.  Email Melissa Pucci with questions or call (203) 432-5360.

 

Applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) are currently being accepted for language study in the 2006 fall semester.  DILS responds to requests by individuals or small groups (no more than 3) to learn a language for a valid academic reason, providing the opportunity for Yale students to study languages that are not offered through traditional classroom instruction at Yale.  The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Only those applications will be approved for which adequate materials, Language Partners, and testing can be arranged.  The deadline for applications is Monday May 1.  For additional information about DILS interested students should consult the DILS web site at www.cls.yale.edu/dils or send inquiries to dils@yale.edu.

 

On Campus

 

CLC Coordinators 2006-2007: If you value community life and enjoy organizing it, the school needs your gifts and skills.  Maybe you should consider the Community Life Coordinator position.  Join us TUESDAY APRIL 4 at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Dinning Room.  Bring your lunch for open conversation about serving as Community Life Coordinators.  This is your opportunity to ask us questions if you are discerning the position.  An application and interview will follow later in the week.

 

You are invited to join the Methodist Society for worship and fellowship throughout the spring semester! For more info, please contact Jessica Anschutz, Jeremy Deaner, or Erika Hirsch

·        Tuesday 4/4, 7pm   Potluck Fellowship at the home of Vicki I and Diana Carroll

·        Tuesday 4/11, 7pm  Worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

·        Tuesday 4/18, 7pm  Fellowship, TBA

 

FREE FOOD.  FREE DRINK.  LOTS OF BOOKS.  What could be better?  How about an opportunity to toast many of your favorite faculty at one fabulous event?  You are cordially invited to the 11th annual YDS Faculty Book Party, presenting and celebrating publications by YDS faculty in this academic year.  Please join us in the Common Room on Thursday, April 6th, 2006 between 4:30 and 6:30p.m.  We'd love to see you there!

 

Science-and-Religion Events Presented by Other Yale-Affiliated Organizations: “Science and Religion in Dialogue” Study Group each Thursday during class weeks from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the ISM Seminar Room.  Guided discussion of the encounter of science and religion, focusing on issues of consciousness and its neural correlates, with occasional speakers. Facilitated by Prof. Nihal de Lanerolle, Yale Neurobiology & Neurosurgery. An initiative of the Episcopal Church at Yale and the Metanexus Local Societies Initiative. (Open to all; join any time.)  For information on this event or on the work of the YDS-IRST, please contact Wesley.avram@yale.edu or Christopher.reinish@yale.edu.

 

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.

 

Taize Prayer Service this Friday.  Just a reminder that every Friday this semester (except not on "Good Friday", April 14th), we will offer this meditation opportunity for you.  It will be at 4:20 in the Henri Nouwen Chapel, and again, everyone is welcome, even late.

 

Save the date: April 13, 2006 11:30 - 12:30. Many of you have had questions regarding student loan consolidation, or have been approached about consolidating your student loans.  I have invited Deborrah Glenn-Long from the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation to give a presentation regarding consolidation. She will be here to provide information and answer any questions you may have. This information will also be relevent for continuing students, this will be the last year you may consolidate while still in school. There will be two sessions one here at the Divinity School and one at the Forestry  School so hopefully you will be able to attend one of them.  The session at the Forestry School will be in Sage Hall 1:30 to 2:30.

 

The highlight of every divvie's year is coming....Sat. April 22nd, 7 pm in Marquand Chapel.  The Sacramental Winers Concert - more details to follow soon, but mark your calendars now!

 

The YDS writing group, Wordsmiths, invites all of you to a reading of their literary works. Please set aside some time on Sunday, April 23 for a mid-afternoon event. We'll send more info on the exact time and which members will be reading.  We hope, despite your busy schedules, that you'll be able to join us for about hour and a half that day. A reception will 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.

 

Please Join Us for An Evening of Feminism, Monday, April 3rd at 4:30pm, Labyrinth Books and Yale Law Women present: Catharine MacKinnon.  Discussion and celebration of her new book: Are Women Human, And Other International Dialogues. A book-signing and reception will follow.  Then at 6:00pm, Yale Law Women and the Yale Federalist Society present: Kathryn Abrams and Christina Hoff Sommers,  “The Future of Feminism.”  Each speaker will respond to questions: What do you see as the major
achievements of feminism and what makes you proud of the movement? How would you advise a 26-year-old interested in feminism and beginning their professional life? What do you hope will be the key issues and questions in our lifetimes? What do you expect will challenge us?  At YLS, Room 120. Dinner will be served

 

Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University presents Harold W. Attridge, Ph.D, Dean, Yale Divinity School, Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament to present, “There’s Something Else About Mary: Mary Magdalene and the Marys of the Gospel.  Monday, April 3, 2006, 7 PM, Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street, 777-5537. Free and Open to the Public.

 

Saint Thomas More is pleased to announce the 2006 Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Fellowship in Faith and Science lecture on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 4:30 PM.  Rev. Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, Ph.D and Dr. David Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University, will present “Stem Cells: Confusion, Contention, Convergence” at the Saint Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street, 777-5537.  This event is free and open to the public.  

 

Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents:  “Druids: Ritual and the Enlightnement at Chartres” by Margot Fassler.  5:30pm, Thursday, April 6, Linsly-Chittenden 317.  Reception to follow.

 

Yale University Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project Calendar, April 2006

·        April 4- Tuesday  Time:  5:30 pm, Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room Working Research Group: "End-of-Life Issues."  Speaker: Lauris Kaldjian, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Physician Faculty Scholar; Program in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.  Topic: “Clinical Ethical Reasoning, Ethical Pluralism, and Conscientious Practice.”  (For further information, reading materials, and dinner reservations, please contact carol.pollard@yale.edu)

·        April 5 – Wednesday  Time: Noon, Location: 87 Trumbull Street, Conference Room.  Working Research Group: “Bioethics Workshop.” Speaker: James Swan Tuite, PhD Candidate, Brown University, Bioethics Center Affiliate, Yale University.  Topic: “Addiction and Bioethics” (For further information, reading materials, and lunch reservations, please contact carol.pollard@yale.edu)

·        April 6 – Thursday  Time: Noon.  Location: Bowers Auditorium, Second Floor of Sage Hall, 205 Prospect Street Risk Assessment Forum.  Speaker: Hank Jenkins-Smith, Professor of Public Policy, Chair, Business and Government Bush School, Texas A&M University. Topic: “What Scientists Believe to be True vs. What They Recommend as Policy” (For further information and luncheon reservations, contact jonathan.moser@yale.edu). Note: Lunch starting at 11:30 am.

·        April 6 – Thursday  Time: 1:30 pm. Location: Room B012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Lower Level Conference Room. Working Research Group: “Genocide Studies”.  Speaker: Ervin Staub, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Topic: “Rwanda: Understanding the Roots of Genocide, Healing, Reconciliation and Peaceful Reconstruction.” For more information go to http://www.yale.edu/gsp/current/index.html.

 

Pathways 2006: Cultural Intersections in Native North America is next weekend!  April 7-9, 2006, Yale University, New Haven, CT.  This conference is free and open to the public.  For more information and to register, please visit the conference’s website: http://www.yale.edu/pathways06.html.

 

Dear friends, the honor of your presence is requested at the second annual "Eat, Drink, and Be Married!" progressive dinner to benefit Love Makes a Family. This is your chance to advance the cause of marriage equality in CT, enjoy great food and company, and wear your finest wedding attire! Here's how it works: On April 8th, students, professors, and staff from Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School, and Yale College will host small dinner parties at their homes. In exchange for a suggested donation of $30 - $40 to Love Makes a Family (less than $30 if you can't, more than $40 if you can), each guest will enjoy appetizers at Berkeley Divinity School beginning at 5:30pm, followed by dinner in the homes of our generous hosts. After dinner, we will join other participants from around the state for a gala dessert reception at The Water Club in the Maritime Center on Long Wharf Drive. The reception, beginning at 8pm, will feature fabulous desserts, music, dancing, drinks, and silent auctions.

     You may purchase tickets daily in the YDS Common Room from 11-11:30am and 12:30-1:30pm, or by filling out and returning the form which will come in your YDS mailbox. If you are not a YDS student, email Alicia Brooks and Matt Morgan at ydscoalition@yahoo.com to purchase tickets. TICKET SALES ARE LIMITED, SO GET THEM EARLY! Payment may be made in cash or a check made out to "Love Makes a Family," and payment is due when you purchase your tickets.  To find out more about Love Makes a Family, visit their website at www.lmfct.org.

 

Yale Law School Presents:  Beyond These Walls: Promoting Health and Human Rights of Youth in the Justice System on Saturday, April 8, 2006, 11 am - 4pm with registration beginning at 10 am.  Physicians for Human Rights presents a conference on the health and human rights of youth involved in the justice system. All health professionals, child advocates, and students of medicine, nursing, social work, public policy, law, and criminal justice are encouraged to attend.  Questions? Contact Tasmin Din at tdin@phrusa.org or call 617-301-4200.

 

The Yale School of Management Presents: Technology Business and Society Symposium on April 18, 2006 at 5pm (55 Hillhouse Avenue).  Bringing together students, academics, NGO's, non-profits, journalists, and private companies from around the globe to address a wide spectrum of issues relating to the interaction of technology and society.  Speakers from the WHO, Somali Telecom Group, NPower NY, Yale University, and WIPO.   Reception to follow.  Registration is free, but limited, so please sight up as soon as possible http://conf.som.yale.edu/technology.

 

Workshop on Asian Religions: “Sand, Stones, and Stars: Nature in the Religious Imagination” sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies. This workshop will be held on April 21, 22 and 23, 2006 at Yale University. For more information and to register for this event, please contact eastasian.studies@yale.edu. Please provide your name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. Registration deadline is April 3, 2006.

 

Auburn Continuing Education Programs (www.auburnsem.org ) for April 2006:

·          “Access, Attitudes and Disability”  Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Fee $20, to register please email cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Training” Multiple Dates (April 6, 8 and 11).  Program fee $65, to register email cjm@auburnsem.org.

·          “Celebrating the Work of Anna Ruth Henriques.”  Opening reception Tuesday, April 4, 2006.  Fee $50, for more information please contact Katie Yung at kgy@auburnsem.org.

·          Auburn’s Lives of Commitment Awards.  Friday, April 21, 2006 (7:30 -9:00 am). The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  Please RSVP to jrh@auburnsem.org by Friday, April 14.

·          Presentation and Discussion of the Final Report of the PCUSA Theological Task Force on
Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.  At The Brick Presbyterian Church (
62 East 92nd Street).  Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

·          Save the Date!!  Lecture by Gustav Neibuhr, May 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm.  This lecture is free and open to the public. 

 

Classifieds

 

Justice for Children International is an organization dedicated to stopping the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.  The organization is sponsoring a training program which you can be a part of.  The application deadline for the Justice for Children International Training Program in Aftercare is April 15th, 2006. To download an application, go to this link: http://jfci.org/training/. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Maskell at kathy@jfci.org.

 

Applications being accepted for The Rev. John G. Magee '06 Fellowship.  The Magee
Fellow creates programs and space for the kind of sharing that comes with trust, for exploring the motivations that underlie social justice work, for connecting and linking issues, for promoting sustained thought and creative vision, for enabling depth of understanding, reflection, and action around community involvement. Each year, the Magee Fellow develops specific programs which address the concerns and needs of students, working with members of the Dwight Hall Cabinet and Executive Committee,
the General Secretary of Dwight Hall, members of Yale Religious Ministries and the Chaplain's Office and other students.

     The application for the position should include the following: 1) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, 2) a description of your vision for implementing the fellowship, 3) a resume, and 4) at least two letters of recommendation.  The recommendations are to be received no later than the interview.  Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are able to work 30 hours/week.  The 2006-2007 Magee Fellowship is a part-time position, up to 30 hours/week, depending on the qualifications and availability of the Fellow. Compensation for 30 hours/week is $15,000 for the academic year.  The application deadline is Monday, April 10, 2006. Interviews will take place April 13-14th. Please mail or deliver fax applications to Magee Fellow Search Committee at Dwight Hall at Yale, 67 High Street, New Haven CT 06511 Fax: 203.432.2425.  For questions, contact Karilyn Crockett, Magee Fellow 2005-2006 karilyn.crockett@yale.edu or 203.432.2446.

 

Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) is looking for Resident Caretaker/Host Couple for Great Commission Hall.  They will be responsible for security, hosting, part-time housekeeping, and some maintenance and grounds responsibilities.  The couple must be willing and able to commit themselves to
an average of twenty hours each per week (for a combined total of forty hours per week), with time off to be arranged with the OMSC director of finance and housing.  Anyone interested in the position should contact Mrs. Judy Stebbins, either by phone (624-6672) or by email (stebbins@omsc.org).In return for carrying out the stipulated responsibilities associated with the position, the qualified couple will receive the following:

  1. A modern, air conditioned, fully furnished one-bedroom apartment (including cooking utensils, dinnerware, cutlery, and linens), with all utilities (except long distance telephone and TV cable) included
  2. A monthly stipend based on experience;
  3. Opportunity to participate in the life of an ecclesiastically rich, ethnically diverse, and intellectually stimulating community of Christian missionaries and leaders from around the world
  4. Seminar attendance privileges (tuition fees waived), providing opportunities to engage some of the world’s leading authorities on all aspects of global Christianity.

 

Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing, a graduate writing prize. Winning prize is in the amount of $1,000.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 2006.  Submitted essays must demonstrate: 1) creative theological thinking, 2) excellence in scholarship, 3) faithful witness to the Christian tradition, and 4) engagement with the community of faith.  Eligibility Requirements: 1) the writer must be a masters or pre-dissertation doctoral student, and 2) the submission must be an original, unpublished essay. Winning essays will be submitted to peer-reviewed theological journals for publication consideration. Inquiries, call (434) 244-2839 or email info@theologicalhorizons.org.  For more information about essay parameters and to read a past winner's essay, please visit www.theologicalhorizons.org/writingprize.

 

You are invited to apply for scholarships being offered for the events sponsored by Advent Spirituality Center in 2006. The events include "The Gathering," and "Clothed with the Sun: Writing Autobiography as Spiritual Journey."   These awards are funded through a grant from the Alliance of Baptists and each scholarship covers all costs of fees and room and board except a $50 conference registration fee. Additional information about the events sponsored by the Center may be found on the Advent Spirituality Center website at http://www.adventcenter.org/events.html.  Recipients of the scholarships must be currently enrolled divinity school or seminary students. The scholarships are work-study scholarships, and scholarship recipients will assist with various tasks to support the event staff. One value for students participating in Advent Center events is the formation of a network of other seekers after God who will be companions in post-graduate years.  To apply for a scholarship, request a copy of the application from adventcenter@verizon.net, and send the completed application, with a letter of recommendation from one seminary/divinity school teacher, to the same email address by April 15, 2006.

 

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

 

Workshops scheduled for Wednesday, April 5,

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation
  • 12-1 p.m. Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles, Concordances, Translations
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry

 

Other Materials Available at the Ministry Resource Center:

ü      Church administration topics:  resources are here for papers and for your leadership in congregations

ü      Bernie Siegel’s DVD: LOVE, MEDICINE, AND MIRACLES

ü      Holy Week resources:  worship services, drama, prayers, sermon resources, ministries with children- You can adapt them to fit your setting.

ü      Rhythm instruments and tambourines—borrow for use with your groups.

ü      You can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center or your congregation and all its members can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center, if you wish, after you graduate.  UPS will bring the resources you request to you!  Ask us about the details.

ü      Doing a summer job for which you need resources?  If you are a returning student, you may check out what you need over the summer to help with your work.

ü      Vacation Bible School resources are here for you to view and select for this summer.

ü      Lost Christianities and Forbidden Scriptures are DVDs that provide more information on early Christian groups.

ü      Learning Hebrew this summer?  Look at the resources we have to help you get started.

ü      Europe in the Middle Ages: a series of DVDs for reviewing the subject or seeing it another way.

ü      Bible studies and other groups for women:  Sisters: Unfailing Love with DVD segments, Biblical Women, and many more

ü      Guided meditations, guided imagery, praying the scriptures:  look at the resources

ü      Hymnals from many traditions, supplemental hymnals from many denominations, Korean and Spanish hymnals,  African American hymnals and many, many more

ü      Multicultural resources:  how to work in various settings, deal with conflict, plan appropriate experiences, share facilities

ü      Curriculum resources from various denominations:  see the possibilities. For your new job.