September 30, 2007


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Academic Information



From the Ministry Resource Center: We have so many resources for you!  Watch a DVD over the weekend or come check out material on the MDGS, poverty, and hunger.  We have Bible study resources, material for Advent and All Saints Day as well as information world religions and environmental issues like climate change.  Also, we can schedule a workshop on any of these topics on your schedule, anytime from 10-3, Monday-Fridays.  These are the topics available:  Learning Groups to Transform your Congregation;  Worship and Eco-Justice Themes; Adult Learning Events: Responding to Current Events; Ministries of the Congregation for a Variety of Learning Styles;  Resources for Youth Ministry involving Families;  Identifying and Inviting: Leaders or Participants; Body of Christ Worships: Schedule for all to Participate all the time;  Praying and Stewardship;  Equipping Adult Bible Study Leaders;  Welcoming First-Time Guests in Congregations; Resources for Ministry with Women; Resources for Ministry with Men; Bible Study for Everyone: Using bible dictionaries, various translations, and study bibles.  Come stop by!



Lectures and Events



Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) Seminar Series presents Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  He will speak on the topic, “Anti-Semitic Hate Speech: Incitement to Violence in the Absence of a Marketplace of Ideas” on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Yale Law School, Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.


You are cordially invited to The Dobihal Lecture to be delivered by Benjamin R. Doolittle, MDiv, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of the Yale School of Medicine on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the Beaumont Room on 333 Cedar Street.  The presentation is entitled: “From the Pulpit to the Bedside—Stories of Doubt, Angst, Illness, and Hope from a Physician-Minister.”  Pastor Ben” has blended medicine and ministry since 1993 when he pastored an inner-city congregation while attending Yale Medical School.  He has continued in urban ministry throughout his time as a resident and faculty member at Yale. For this year’s Dobihal Lecture, Ben will offer stories of doubt, angst, illness and hope based on his experiences in this unique dual vocation.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  Thomas P. Duffy, MD, Program Director


Monica Bauer, an ordained UCC minister and member of the YDS class of 1982 is now a playwright and having a reading of her new play "Higher Education: a Multicultural Comedy," at The Space, 295 Treadwell, Hamden, CT on Thursday night, October 11th at 7:30 PM. It is a "pay what you can" event. The play has a theological point of view. There will be a Talkback after the performance.


Can New Haven become a sustainable city?  Come and discuss this topic on October 4, 2007 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Peabody Museum (3rd floor).  A forum discussing how to build a stronger economy for ALL of New Haven: the role of cultural resources in fostering civic engagement and a sense of place.  How we can foster sustainable urban planning and smart growth Urban Ecosysterms: the role of tree canopy in a sustainable city.  How large institutions can become more sustainable and contribute to a sustainable community.  Panelists include: Karyn Gilvarg, Director, City of New Haven Plan Dept., Heidi Green, President, 1000 Friends of Connecticut Bill Hosley, Executive Director, New Haven Museum & Historical Society Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Director, Urban Resources Initiative Julie Newman, Ph.D., Sustainability Director, Yale University Jerome Ringo, President, The Apollo Alliance; Past Chairman of the Board, National Wildlife Federation.  Moderated by Michael Donoghue, Director, Peabody Museum of Natural History and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Refreshments will be served but space is limited. RSVP by Oct 1 to Emily Byrne at or (203) 946-6377.


Mark your calendars!  Barbara Brown Taylor will be preaching at the University Church on Sunday October 7th at 10:30 AM.  We'll also be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the church!  And celebrating World Communion Sunday with breads from around the world!  Please plan to join us in this festive service of worship!  And know that you are always welcome, any and all Sundays, to worship with the University Church at Battell Chapel.


The Yale Committee on Social Justice (YCSJ) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd at 12:30pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  We will discuss the completed fall event calendar, programming plans for next semester, and hear important announcements on upcoming events such as the CROP Hunger Walk and a prison ministry opportunity. Feel free to bring your lunch and share your thoughts.  Hope to see you on Tuesday!  Any questions can be directed to and 


Liturgical Dance Workshop: Come out this Monday, October 1st for our second workshop on liturgical dance.  We will cover the topic, Understanding What Liturgical Dance Is.  The workshop construct follows the same pattern as the previous one, meeting on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:15 in our beautiful Marquand Chapel.  Remember you do not have to have any dance experience to participate in these workshops, just the desire to learn to worship God with your entire body.  The entire YDS community (students, faculty, men and women) are welcomed to take part and no worries if you missed the first workshop.  Please wear comfortable and breathable clothing and come with a dancing heart.  If you have any questions please contact Kathleen S. Turner at  Come on out and experience a closer, more intimate time of expressing your love for God through liturgical dance.


Screening of Abortion Documentary Film: This coming Monday, October 1st, the Initiative on Religion and Politics (IRaP) is offering a second screening of the not-yet-released documentary Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion (2007).  The film “weaves a riveting story from more than 70 exclusive interviews with pro-life activists and seldom-seen archival footage to document one of the most controversial social movements in American history.”  The screening will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall, and be followed by discussion.  Running time: 110 minutes.  Please be advised that the film contains many graphic images, and may well not be suitable for young children or particularly squeamish adults.


The Episcopal Church of St. Paul & St. James Invites you to the Fall Festival of 2007!   Come by on Saturday Oct. 13th from 12:00-4:00pm.  Schedule:

1:00   Luncheon donated by Chestnut Fine Foods (Yum!!!)

2:30  Sacred Spaces: The Art and Architecture of St. Paul and St. James Church” talk by Laura Gardner, MA University of London 2003 Have you ever wondered why a lectern features an eagle or a pulpit has eight sides? Discover the meanings behind sacred art and architecture and examine the beautiful Gothic Revival interior of St. Paul & St. James Church.

12-4 pm Bazaar open to all, featuring pottery by Susan Amussen, soups by Frontier Food, basket raffle, bake sale, St. PJ's note card collection, unique gifts and more

Tickets for the lunch and talk cost a suggested donation of $25 and must be purchased before by Oct. 10.  AN ANONYMOUS DONER WILL MACH ALL FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS EVENT SO PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT US!  Call the church office at 203-562-2143 to purchase your ticket.  St. Paul & St. James is located at the corner of Olive St. and Chapel St. in the historic Wooster Square neighborhood.  Please email Laura Gardner at or for more information.


Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Calendar: Please mark these October events on your calendar:

October 3 – Wednesday

Time: 11:30-1

Location: B-012 Conference Room, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street

Bioethics Study Group: “Bioethics Workshop”

Speakers: Linda DeGutis, PhD, Director, Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness

Topic: TBA

(For further information, lunch reservations or reading materials, contact

October 9 - Tuesday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Room B-012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Reading Group 1"
Speakers: John Grim, Ph.D., Environmental Ethicist-in-Residence, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Topic: American Indian Religions and Ecology
(For further information, dinner reservations or reading materials, contact
 October 10 - Wednesday
Time: 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Room B-012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Technology and Ethics"
Speakers: Patrick Lin, Director, The Nanoethics Group
Topic: The Rise of Nanoethics: Emerging Issues in Nanotechnology and Society
(For further information, dinner reservations or reading materials, contact )
October 11 - Thursday
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Room B-012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Genetically Modified Plants"
Speakers: TBA
Topic: TBA
(For further information, dinner reservations or reading materials, contact
October 16 - Tuesday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Room B-012, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Reading Group 2"
Speakers: Angela Ballantyne, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Donaghue Initiative
Topic: The History of Debates about Exploitation in International Research
(For further information, dinner reservations or reading materials, contact )
October 17 - Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Room A-002, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Med-Law"
Speakers: TBA
Topic: TBA
(For further information, dinner reservations or reading materials, contact




October 18 - Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: LEPH, 60 College Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Risk Assessment Forum"
Speakers: Paul Brandt-Rauf, MD, ScD, DrPH, Chair and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Topic: Molecular Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Ethics
(For further information, lunch reservations or reading materials, contact
October 25 - Thursday
Time: noon- 1:30pm
Location: Conference Room, ISPS, 87 Trumbull Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Addiction, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS"
Speakers: TBA
Topic: TBA
(For further information, lunch reservations or reading materials, contact )
October 26 - Friday
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Bioethics Study Group: "Population and Demography"
Speakers: Martha Farnsworth Riche, Cornell University and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau
Moderator: Vicky Markham, Center for Environment and Population
Topic: Is Population Important in Achieving U.S. Environmental Sustainability?
(For further information, reservations or reading materials, contact )

Auburn Continuing Education Programs: This October at Auburn Theological Seminary has something for everyone.  We’ll be hosting talks and conferences on Bruce Chilton on martyrdom in Islam and Christianity, World-class media training by Auburn Media, John Bell (Iona Community) on Worship, and Gender and the Hebrew Bible Conference at JTS.  For more information, check out  To register, call the registrar at 212-662-4315 or e-mail  Payments may be made by credit card or check.






Needed/Lost and Found:


Financial Guide Needed: Does anyone know anything about working with credit consolidation companies?  When to know whether they're up to no good?  When to believe them?  How stuck you are to a contract?  If so, or if you may be able to offer any advice or if you have any experiences with such companies and you wouldn't mind sharing the wisdom you gained or didn’t gain in working with one, I would greatly appreciate your help!!  Peace, Jeannine Oakes (


Vet Needed: Does anyone know of a good vet in the area? I need to take my cat in but am not sure where I should go. Many thanks!  Bart Renner


Contact Lenses Found: A pair of contact lenses was found yesterday in the bathroom in the south wing by the vending machines.  They are at the reception desk.  Thanks so much.  Warmly, Heather


Key Ring Found: A key ring was found in the Divinity library on 9/25/07.  They have been left at Mike Gianquinto's desk for whoever has left them Thanks, Kelly Shand, Library Service Assistant


Bookshelf Needed: My love of books combined with my occupation as student who reads many books has caused my gigantic bookcase to literally fall apart in an act of protest.  In the battle of IKEA particle board v. bound paper in books, team books won big time.  If you have an old bookcase you'd like to unload, I'd love to take it off your hands.  Thanks!  Kat (


For Sale:


Free Bed! It came from the farm, and looks like it. Vintage (20s?) iron, painted white but needs a fresh paint job, twin sized with spring (spring spring, pre-box spring) and mattress. Still has original casters and wheels. It's charming.  It's in my room in Bellamy, and I'd like it not to be - any takers?  Kimberly Woodbury




Interim Director of Youth Ministries: Supervises junior and senior high resource Adults who volunteer to work with youth.  Reports to Senior Minister and Board of Christian Education.  20 hours per week including Sundays.  Purpose of position: To encourage and empower youth in order to increase their knowledge and experience of the Christian faith, to provide consistent leadership and administration for the youth ministry, and to work collegially with staff and lay leaders in deepening and expanding ministry to youth.  If interested, please contact Chris Cowles, head of the Director of Youth Ministries Search Team, at 272-8441 or


Greetings!  Do you have a winning smile and a welcoming personality?  I thought so!  The Alumni Office is seeking additional student workers for Fall Convocation & Reunions (October 8-11th) and we want YOU to take part!  This is a great chance to welcome alumni back to campus and to converse with them about their vocations and about what it is like in the great beyond (post-graduation!)  If you are interested in making money by working with the Alumni Office during reading week, we would love to have you join us!  Please let us know as soon as possible, by emailing


Transcriber Needed: Are you a fast typist with experience in transcription?  I am looking for someone willing to be available (as needed, short-term, part-time) for a project I am working on. I have been interviewing poets and need help transcribing the tapes. Since I have to do all of this on my own dime I can't pay much. Even if you're not interested, if you know someone who might be, please forward this email to him or her. I can be reached at  Thanks.



Worship Opportunities



Worship at the University Church:

Sunday, September 30

10:30 am - Ecumenical worship at the University Church. Battell Chapel (corner of Elm & College). Service of the Word with The Rev. Martha Highsmith, Pastor of the University Church and Deputy Secretary of the University, preaching. All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 3

9:15 pm - Student-led, informal ecumenical Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel (on Old Campus, near High Street gate). All are welcome. Refreshments served.


This week at Marquand:

Monday: Quaker Meeting, introduced by YDS fellow, Sarah Ruden.

Tuesday: Welcome the Stranger: Commemorating Missing Immigrants in Preparation for Columbus Day

Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer: Traditional Texts in Contemporary and Global settings

Thursday: Veneration of the Cross for the Feast of St. Francis, led by Prof. Jaime Lara

Friday: A Festival Eucharist on the Weekend of the Dedication of the New Taylor and Boody Organ. Prof. Tom Troeger, preaching and presiding.  Prof. Martin Jean, organist


Services always start at 10.30. All are Welcome.