September 24, 2006


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Academic Information



Reminder from the Registrar:  September 27 is the last day to add a course!


Library Orientation Sessions:  Includes an overview of resources and services available through the YDS Library web pages: ORBIS searching, how to locate materials in the Yale libraries, how to manage your library account, and important electronic resources for the study of religion.   More detailed than the presentation offered at BTFO.  Tuesday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm; Thursday, September 28, 12:15-1:00 pm; L-107 YDS Library Computer Classroom (1st floor).


From the Ministry Resource Center: Workshop: Friday, Sept. 29, 11-12, Transforming the Congregation through Adult Learning Groups.  Also, check out resources for  World Food Day on October 16.  We also have resources for your programs; Advent, All Saints Day, study group/small group resources, and Arvo Part on DVD.


A note for graduating students from Susan Olson: Graduating students interested in careers in traditional ministry settings (pastorates, chaplaincies, christian education, etc.)  Don't forget!  Planning an Exodus meetings are scheduled for Monday, September 25 at 4 p.m. Room L-104 Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m. Room L-104 Wednesday, September 27 at 4 p.m. Room L-104.  These meetings will go over information you'll need to know in order to plan an exodus that ends in a traditional ministry.  We'll cover timelines, financial considerations, credential files, and also go over all the resources that are available to you as you negotiate this final year.  The meetings will only last 30-40 minutes, but will cover lots of information you'll want to know for your final year. This is the only week these workshops will be held.  Graduates intending other careers---your turn is coming--no worries!  Folks not graduating until 2008 or 2009---please wait until it's your graduation year---things change!





Lectures and Events



Election Results: After three days of elections the results are in...

The ISM Rep. to Student Council:  Jeannine Oakes

First-year CLC Rep.:  Jenny Miller

Third-year CLC Rep.:  Alicia Brooks

First-year GPSS Senator:  Bethany Davidson

First year M. Div. Student Council Rep.:  Sean Lanigan

First-year M.A.R. Student Council Rep.: Michael Del Ponte

Third-year M. Div. Student Council Rep.:  Joey Murphy

STM Student Council Rep.: Stewart Everett

Thank you to everybody that participated in the elections and all those who nominated folks.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Erinn Staley (, Tamara Shantz (, or Brandon Johnson (  Thanks and we are looking forward to a great year!


Attention 2nd-year Students: Vote to elect your GPSS Senator on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 11am-1pm in the Common Room.  Contact Erinn Staley ( or Brandon Johnson ( with questions.


The Roland Bainton Lecture, 2006-2007 will be given by David C. Steimetz, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity at Duke Divinity School.  He will speak on, “The Domestication of Prophecy in the Early Reformation” on Tuesday, September 26 at 5:15 in Neibuhr Hall.  A reception will follow in the Sarah Smith Gallery.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


There will be a Recovery (Twelve-Step Program) Meeting at YDS Every Monday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in Room S-202.


What is the relationship between faith and scholarship?  If this question inspires thoughts, feelings, musings, questions, problems, solutions, or other reactions you would like to discuss, please bring them all, along with your lunch, down to Niebuhr hall next

Monday (September 25) at 12.  A group of Divinity School TAs are initiating a sustained conversation on the topic and everyone is invited.  Luke Moorhead will be offering a brief introduction to the group's concerns and aims.  This will be followed by an open discussion in which all are encouraged to voice the questions that they would like to see addressed as this conversation develops.


Nikky Finney is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of short stories, and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky.  Her work is rooted in the history and language of Black America. Her garden of words chase the heart until it is caught in its own web of wonder.  The Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply cordially invite you to a series of events featuring Nikky Finney on Thursday, October 5th: from 3-4 in the Bronholm Room Ms. Finney will hold a conversation with students; at 4:15 she will give a public reading in the bookstore rotunda followed by a booksigning.  A reception will follow.  Call 432-6101 or 432-5062.


Imagine...Jesus was a Black man, Mary a Meztiza and the Wise Men from the Asian diaspora...  You are invited to learn more information about and join the efforts of “CORE,” the student committee on racial equality at YDS.  Com have pizza and discuss diversity and insitutional racism and our ongoing efforts to address these issues in a context of theological education and justice seeking.  We will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 I nteh Jonathan Edwards Room.  Pizza will be provided!  FMI contact Melissa Matthes or Matilda Cantwell,


Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics announces their events for the month of October: On October 3 at 5:30 in room A002, Alan Astrow, Chief of Clinical and Program Director, Sections of Hematology and Oncology at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers, Manhattan; Associate Director, Medical Oncology, Maimonides Cancer Center will speak on the topic “Truth or Kindness in the Doctor Patient Relationship.”  On October 4 at noon in room B012, John Grim from the Institution for Social & Policy Studies and Co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology will speak on the topic “An Ethics of Empathy in the Winter Dance of the Salish People of the Columbia River.”  At noon on October 5 at 60 College Street in the Winslow Auditorium, Dan Kahan and Elizabeth K Dollard will speak on the topic “The Cultural Cognition of Risk.”  On October 10 at 5:30 in Room B012, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will speak on the topic “Islam and Ecology—Trusteeship and the Quranic Interpretation.”  For further information on reading materials and dinner reservations for this talk, contact  On October 11, at 9:00am Sherwin Nuland will speak on the topic “How to Grow Old: Prescriptions for Aging.”  On October 11 at noon in the first floor conference room at 87 Trumbull Street, Michael S. Teitelbaum will speak on the topic “The Spread of Very Low Fertility Rates: Wherefore and Whither?”  On October 12 at 3:30 in Room A001, Nora Groce will speak about the “UN Violence against Children Report, Violence against Disabled Children.”  At 5:30 in room B012 on October 17, David Koepsell will give a talk on “Education and Technology: One-room Schoolhouses in the Global Village.”  At noon on October 18 in the conference room at 87 Trumbull Street, the research group “Addiction, Mental Health, and HIV/AIDS” will meet.  On October 19 at 4pm in room B012 the research group “Genetically Modified Plants” will meet.  Please contact,, or for more information about readings and dinner reservations for various events.


You are cordially invited to The Program for Humanities in Medicine's first lecture of the season, The Arnold Baskin Lecture to be delivered by Susan Forster, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at Yale University Health Services on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in the Beaumont Room on 333 Cedar Street.  The presentation is entitled: Dotting the Eyes: Visual Perception and How We See a Painting.  The opening lecture of the Program for Humanities in Medicine is an example of what some are labeling the "New Humanities" with an intersection of neuroscience and the arts.  Dr. Susan Forster's lecture, Dotting the Eyes, demonstrates how insights gleaned from the arts informs science and melds the two cultures of arts and science.  Dotting the Eyes spends an hour contemplating George Seurat's Un Dimanche Apres Midi sur L'ile de la Grande Jatte.  Viewing the masterpiece from a variety of vantage points, the paper suggests possible twenty-first century neurobiological insights into what makes this masterpiece so visually exciting.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  --Thomas P. Duffy, MD


A seminar announcement from the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective will be co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) on Thursday, September 28, 2006, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m., ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002.  Featuring: James Carroll, Fellow at Harvard University and Author of Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews -- A History; House of War and An American Requiem.  There is no paper available for advance reading.  A reception will follow the seminar.  For more information, visit the web site at  or contact Tory Bilski at or (203) 432-3829.


Become a Residential College Affiliate!  Divinity school students are invited to become part of residential college life at Yale through the college affiliated program.  Your presence in the colleges and participation in their activities (ranging from cultural and social events to science groups and career advising) would be most welcomed by students and faculty.  If you would like to apply for consideration as a graduate/professional affiliate at a residential college, please complete the online application at and submit it by noon on Monday, September 25, 2006.  For questions, contact Irina Dumitrescu, the graduate affiliate program coordinator (  Applicants will be notified by early October.


The Student Health Expo is a great introduction for students to the University Health Services.  It's a fun, interactive event that includes screenings, raffles, free food, and an opportunity to meet health care providers.  We welcome you to attend the Expo on Thursday, Sept. 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 17 Hillhouse Avenue.


We are in the midst of Latino Heritage Month!  La Casa, the center for Latino/a cultural life at Yale is sponsoring a myriad of events to mark the occasion.  For more updated information on events, times, and venues please visit or contact or  To RSVP to an event, email  La Casa is located at 301 Crown Street.








If you recently lost a ring, please contact  She has it!


Lucas Grubbs is holding in his possession a lovely black Parker mechanical pencil which he found near S200.  If it belongs to you, please e-mail to claim it.


Please contact Nathan Finnin ( if you lost a pair of prescription sunglasses on the Quad which were in a tan case. 




Marquand Chapel is looking for a kind soul who will take on the responsibility of washing the altar linens from our Friday Eucharists. If you are interested, please contact Emily Scott at  It will be a huge support to our program!


If you'd like to be involved in the worship life at Marquand, why not consider bell ringing, or baking bread for our Community Eucharist?  We are looking for bell ringers who are able to ring the chapel bell at 10:20 once a week.  The sound of our beautiful bell reminds the community that it is time for worship.  If you're a baker, we always appreciate bread baked by a member of our community.  This happens on an informal basis -- just let me know by Wednesday if you'd like to bake bread for the coming Friday.  Please be in touch with Emily Scott --


A Dependable Laptop Computer Needed!  My laptop computer just recently hit critical failure, and I cannot afford to purchase a new one anytime soon. I wondered if anyone, perhaps a fellow student or faculty member, who is selling a reliable laptop computer at a reasonable price? Thank you for any help.  Cordially, Charles Crissman


For Sale:


For rent: Single family home (3 person maximum) overlooking the Long Island Sound.  Available September 1 for academic or full year.  Located in Guilford, 3 miles from commuter train with a sea view and short walk to a private community beach.  1 bedroom and 1 sleeping porch; study/dining room; storage and work areas; full bath and remodeled kitchen.  Includes some furniture.  $875.00 a month plus utilities and mowing lawn/removing snow.  Credit report and references needed plus one month security deposit.  No smoking.  Contact Dr. Clyde and Betsy Work, 2 Spencer Ave., Guilford, CT, 06437 or


Books for sale: If anyone needs the texts books for Prof. Christl Maier's class on Feminist Biblical Interpretation, I have the four below that I bought new on Amazon that I need to sell as I had to switch classes.  I paid $125 for them and would like to sell them all together for $90.  If anyone is interested please let me know.  Thanks...Mark Scarlata (




Library - Circulation Desk (up to10 hour position):  Someone needed to fill the following two shifts:  Tuesday morning 9-1 and Saturday morning 8:30 - 12:30.  Job description: Work at the circulation desk assisting patrons, searching the stacks, and some shelving.   After initial training period, must display knowledge of circulation policy and procedures.  Performs searches and interprets records for the public.  Searches and processes reserve materials.  Answers questions on circulation policy and library services and directs patrons to the location of library materials.


Babysitter needed: One morning a week between Monday and Thursday for 18 month boy and 3 year-old girl. Some days may be with only one child. 9am-12pm -- hours and day are flexible. $12/hour. Will pick you up and drive you home if needed.  If interested, please contact Tammy and Ben Kleinman at  Also feel free to contact if you have questions.



Worship Opportunities



The week ahead in Marquand Chapel:

Monday, September 25: A Celebration of Today, led by the Chapel Ministers.

Tuesday, September 26: Graduating student William Bell, preaching.

Wednesday, September 27: A new Sung Morning Prayer with Traditional Texts in Contemporary and Global Settings, led by Patrick Evans.

Thursday, September 28: Almost Saints series led by the Roman Catholic student group, in commemoration of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Friday, September 29: Community Eucharist, Prof. Thomas Troeger preaching and presiding in the Episcopalian tradition.

All services begin at 10:30 am; All are welcome!


Healing and Renewal Service at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 262 Shelton Avenue, Tuesday 5:20-6:10.  Dinner to Follow.  All denominations are welcome.  We will be praying for an end to violence in New Haven and the Newhallville area.  We also hope to spread the word of the Gospel to faith seekers, to unite all denominations in the Body of Christ, to provide a space for all to be renewed in the Spirit of Christ, and to offer a time to come together and pray for individuals.  Email for info or if you need a ride.


Come and Worship!  The Evangelical Fellowship will be holding its first worship night of the semester next Friday, September 29, at 6:30pm. Join us in Marquand Chapel for a service of music and prayer. Refreshments in the Common Room  afterwards. All are welcome.


We will have our first jazz vespers service this Sunday and will hear a sermon by YDS alumnus, Mick Hirsch!  Mick is a hospital chaplain and professor of Art History as well as a loving husband to our own, Erika Hirsch.  Where: First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, corner of Elm and College.  When: Sunday, September 24 at 5pm.