THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

November 3, 2007

 

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to danielle.tumminio@yale.edu  with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor

 

Academic Information

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YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2007-2008

Monday, December 17

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Bushnell S200

9-12 noon

Rel. 728

Beginning Medieval Latin (Johnson)

Wood Sem. Rm. S117

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Great Hall

 

Tuesday, December 18

 

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 791

UCC Polity (Townsley)

Bushnell S101

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 798

Anglican Theol/Hist II ECUSA/Anglican C

Niebuhr Hall

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 19

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Broholm

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Brand)

Broholm

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Hebrew (Hoffer)

Wood Sem. Rm. S117

                       

Thursday, December 20

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Martens)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S212

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 676

Adv. Biblical Hebrew: Prose (Baden)

Library 104

 

Friday, December 21

 

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Spinks, Berger)

Great Hall

2-3:30 p.m.

Rel. 824

Theological Aesthetics (Hare)

Niebuhr Hall

 

 

 

Library News: Check out what's happening at the Divinity Library: upcoming classes in exegesis, new online reference resources, and websites recommended by theological librarians.  Go to http://www.library.yale.edu/div/librarynews.html to see what's happening at the Divinity Library!  Please note that exegesis sessions are highlighted on this schedule!

 

CPE Day 2007 will take place on Wednesday, November 7th, from 12:30-1:30 in Niebuhr Hall.  Whether you're thinking about applying for a Clinical Pastoral Education program this summer, unsure if CPE is right for you, or have never even heard of CPE and are just curious, you should take advantage of this opportunity.  Come hear from and speak with local CPE Directors, learn about the CPE Application, and ask all of those lingering questions about fees, stipends, and financial aid.  For any questions, contact Mike Giaquinto at michael.giaquinto@yale.edu.

 

The Ministry Resource Center invites you to see Advent, Thanksgiving, immigration, and Millenium Development Goals resources.  We all have DVDs for your learning/"entertainment" and CDs for your commute to learn/meditate as you ride.  Ask us for help finding the resources you need for all ages and ministry concerns.

 

 

Lectures and Events

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John Ashton, former University Lecturer in New Testament Studies & Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, will speak on the topic, "The Composition of the Fourth Gospel" on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 5:15pm in Niebuhr.  Reception following in the Sarah Smith Gallery.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

 

Review Committee for Dr. Yolanda Smith: A committee from the YDS Board of Permanent Officers is engaged in a review for promotion of Assistant Professor Yolanda Smith.  In the course of such a review it is standard policy to solicit student assessments of faculty work in the classroom, as an advisor, and in other academic and professional capacities.  Kathleen Turner (M.Div) will be coordinating the student responses to this request and will make a report to the review committee, which will in turn report to the larger bodies.  Students may email kathleen.s.turner@yale.edu or speak with her directly regarding Professor Smith.  Kathleen will be available to receive your comments on Tuesday, November 6th, from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Edwards Dining Room.  We are grateful for your assistance,

Emilie Townes, Chair

 

A YDS Community Conversation will be held on the topic, “Sexualities at YDS” on Monday, November 12, from 6-7 in the ISM Great Hall.  All students of the community are welcome as we gather together in conversation.  Please plan on joining us in the Great Hall at 5:45 for snacks and soda before the conversation for some informal fellowship.  Peace, Bethany Davidson, Community Conversation coordinator

 

YDS International Exchange Programs: Interested in studying abroad next year?  Come and find out about YDS Exchange programs next week.  Wednesday, November 7, 12 noon - 4:00 p.m., Seabury Conference Room Renate Seitz, Director of the Baden-Wuerttenberg Exchange, will be available to meet with students who would like to study theology in Germany next year. Semester and academic year programs at several German universities will be discussed.  Friday, November 9, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., Seabury Conference Room Anna Ramirez and current British exchange students will discuss the YDS/UK exchange program at Westcott House, Cambridge.  If you would like to attend, please  RSVP to janice.fournier@yale.edu.

 

A Benefit Dinner for St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church college students will be held Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Amarante's Sea Cliff, 62 Cove Street, Morris Cove, New Haven. Reception begins at 5 PM and dinner at 6 PM.  There will be a program of folk dance and music. Tickets are $60.  St. Rose has several very gifted college students, who because they are children of undocumented workers cannot get government financing. St. Rose has taken the initiative to raise tuition money on their behalf.  The tickets are not cheap, however it is for a good cause (as are all causes!) and if there is anyone out there willing to sponsor a fellow student let me know. It would be great to get a table of divinity school people there. We can car pool if necessary.  Please make the check payable to St. Rose of Lima, MEMO: Educ. Fund and send it to St. Rose Education Task Force, 115 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513.  Peace, Ian Skoggard

 

Naturalizing the Spiritual: Nov. 13 Science-Religion Lecture: Tuesday November 13, 7:30  Religion, Science & Technology Lecture:
Ron Chrisley,  Director of the Centre for Research in
Cognitive Science, Sussex University (UK), “Naturalizing the Spiritual: Lessons from Cognitive Science”. Free and open to the public. Niebuhr Lecture Hall.  See www.yale.edu/religionandscience for more information.

 

Call for Papers: For the YDS Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology graduate and faculty forum.  The Yale Divinity School Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) invites Yale students, research affiliates, faculty, and staff to submit papers and/or projects illuminating the encounter of religion with science & technology, for presentation at the Graduate & Faculty Forum on Issues in Religion, Science & Technology. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 9, 2007.  Unpublished papers, works in progress, and course projects are invited for summary presentation in about 20 minutes. Please email either a one-page abstract or (if available) the entire paper to james.vanpelt@yale.edu. For projects that do not include a paper, please submit a one-page abstract. Previously published works, or works accepted for publication (in press) are ineligible.

 

Playoffs are here for the Paracleats!  This Sunday, November 4 at 12:15 the Paracleats will play in the semi-final game for the fall soccer season.  The Paracleats are undefeated on the season and we will face off against another undefeated team, Archifoot.  Please come to the Yale Bowl fields.  Watch professors Miroslav Volf and Jeremy Hultin mix it up along with other divinity students.  Cheer on the Paracleats in our orange shirts!  ~Bethany

 

Save the Date: The Dean and Faculty of Yale Law School invite you to the 2007-2008 Sherrill Lecture given by Martha C. Nussbaum of the Department of Philosophy, Law School, and Divinity School at The University of Chicago.  She will speak on the topic, “The Real Clash of Civilizations: Democracy, Religious Violence, and the Case of India” on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at the Yale Law School in room 127.  Reception to follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

 

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism: An interdisciplinary conference at Yale Divinity School February 28-March 2, 2008.  Join us as leading scholars and eco-theologians of the world’s religions come together with grassroots religious environmentalists to explore the obstacles and opportunities of religiously-engaged environmentalism.  The conference will feature panels and discussions that highlight the intersection of theology and practice, scripture and action in new and creative ways and raise questions regarding the various roles of religion in shaping ecological awareness and encouraging environmental activism.  The weekend’s events will also include a screening of the new documentary: Renewal: America˘s Emerging Religious-Environmental Movement by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Marty Ostrow (Race to Save the Planet) and Terry Kay Rockefeller (Eyes on the Prize.)  For more information please contact Tara C. Maguire Knopick of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at tcmk@aya.yale.edu. 

 

Dear YDS Community, You are invited the first Beatitudes Society Dinner of the year!  The dinner will take place on Friday, November 9 at 6pm at the Dubas’ Home.  E-mail maryemily.wells@yale.edu for more information.  Thanks, Mary Emily Duba

 

The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism Seminar Series presents Professor Kenneth Levin of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, who will speak on "Varieties of 'Jewish Antisemitism'" on Thursday, November 8, 4:15 p.m.  Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102(63 High St.)  More information: http://www.yale.edu/yiisa

 

 

On Monday, November 12th, the Student Book Supply and the Institute of Sacred Music present the second and final author in this year's Literature and Spirituality series: David Plante, novelist.  Monday, November 12th: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.: Conversation with Students, Jonathan Edwards Room; 4:15p.m.: Public Reading, Bookstore Rotunda.  Booksigning and Reception to follow.

 

From IrAP: For four days, November 6-9, the Peace Story Quilt (www.inter-relations.org/quilt.htm) will hang in Marquand Chapel.  Designed by famed Harlem artist Faith Ringgold, the Quilt is the handiwork of New York City teenagers who responded to an invitation to capture their experience of 9/11 on canvass.  The Quilt is brought to YDS by Prof. Yolanda Smith and the Initiative on Religion and Politics.

 

 

Classifieds

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Needed/Lost and Found:

 

Taking the Orange Bike that is…well, just there: Hello, YDS Community!  This will apply to no more than, but hopefully at least, one of you.  There is an orange bike on the bike rack outside and I have noticed that it has been in the same position for quite some time.  The chain is rusting and the seat is missing.  My hunch is that it has not been moved.  If this bike belongs to you and you do not have a lot of need for it (as is the appearance) and you would like to sell it cheaply, please contact me.  Bryan (bryan.mccarthy@yale.edu)

 

Sign up for AAR/SBL list: If you are attending the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA in two weeks, please e-mail me, christina.groves@hotmail.com with your name, phone number, email, and where you will be staying.  Deadline: November 10th.  I want to create an information database of who will be attending and their contact information, so if we need to share cabs, share lunch, share rooms, etc. we will know who else from the Div School is attending.  Please email me, asap!  Thanks, Christy Groves

 

House Sitter Needed in November: Staying in town for Thanksgiving?  Wish you could stay in a small colonial with 3 cats, a fireplace, and a backyard?  Look no further, your wish has been granted.  We are looking for someone to stay in our house over the Thanksgiving break (Tuesday through Sunday) to watch over our three cats.  We live in Westville, just off Fountain St. on the Q bus line (also near, but a bit of a walk, to the B busline).  Will pay money!!!!  Please e-mail me if you would like to talk about this further.  Thanks!  Greta and Wanda (greta.getlein@yale.edu)

 

Notes Needed: Dear members of Drs. Spinks and Berger's 9am T/TH Foundations of Christian Liturgy Class and Dr. Lara’s Iconography class, If anyone would email me class notes from Oct.23-Thanksgiving break, on an ongoing basis, it would be greatly appreciated.  I am recovering from surgery, trying to keep up with class work and planning on returning after Thanksgiving break...  Thanks for your help.  Marina Hayman (marina.hayman@yale.edu)

 

Garage Space Needed: Does anyone have extra garage space they'd like to rent out for the winter? I'm looking to store two medium-sized motorcycles from now to mid/late March. They would be covered, stationary, and take up about a 6' by 6' space in the corner of your garage. I wouldn't need access to them during this time.  I'm able pay $300 for storage for approx. 4 months (wish I could afford to offer more). Email or call Christine if interested: christine.curran@yale.edu.

 

Housing:

 

Apartment starting January 1st:  I'm looking to hand my lease over to someone who's looking for a place.  It's a studio apartment, very spacious, $635/month including utilities.  On the corner of Whitney and Canner.  Write: devan.hite@yale.edu.  It really is a fantastic find.

 

Sublet Needed from January-May: YDS alumna is looking for a sublet in New Haven, January - May 2008; Orange Street neighborhood preferred.  Non-smoker, no pets.  Please email carolinemurphy@msn.com.

 

For Sale:

 

Episcopal liturgical books for sale:  Alum needs to reduce number of dust collectors.  Contact Steve Petrica at steve.petrica@gmail.com.

  1. The Holy Eucharist Altar Edition -- loose-leaf version in padded red binder.  Includes musical appendix and Proper Liturgies for Special Days supplement.  Excellent condition other than some black ink that has adhered to the back cover.  $35 + postage.
  2. The Book of Gospels (RSV) -- beautiful red leather-bound hardcover, in presentation box.  In like-new condition: used at my ordination and almost never out of the box since.  $85 + postage.
  3. The Anglican Service Book Altar Edition -- In like-new condition, used only for study purposes.  $65 + postage.
  4. Lectionary Texts for the Lesser Feasts and Fasts -- lectern-sized loose-leaf version in red binder.  Binder shows some wear, but the pages are pristine.  $25 + postage.

 

Worship Opportunities

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This Sunday at the University Church: You are invited to Sunday Ecumenical Worship at the University Church.  Worship begins at 10:30 in Battell Chapel at the corner of College and Elm.  We will be having an All Saints Day celebration with live jazz!  The Reverend Martha Highsmith will be preaching.

 

This Week in Marquand:

 

Monday: Liturgy of the Hours, led by the Roman Catholic Group

 

Tuesday: Interrupting White Privilege, led by the Yale Committee for Social Justice.

 

Wednesday: Sung Morning Prayer: Many are the Tongues We Speak.

 

Thursday: Graduating Student Shannon Wall, preaching.

 

Friday: Peace Quilt Eucharist with Professor Harlon Dalton, preaching and presiding, and Professor Yolanda Smith, dancing.

 

10:30am.  All are Welcome