THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

November 9, 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

 

 

Biblical Journal Search Training Sessions: Looking for journal articles on passages in the Bible?  Not sure where to start?  Come to a library training session on Finding Journal Articles on Scripture.  This class will cover the three most important databases for finding articles in Biblical Studies:

* The ATLA Religion Database

* Old Testament Abstracts

* New Testament Abstracts

All sessions will be held in the YDS Library Computer Classroom, Room L-107, and will last approximately 45 minutes.

* Monday, November 12, 4 pm

* Tuesday, November 13, 1 pm

* Wednesday, November 14, 4 pm

No need to register in advance - just come.  No previous experience using these databases is required.  For more information, contact Amy Limpitlaw at 432-6374, amy.limpitlaw@yale.edu.

 

From the Ministry Resource Center: Resources on the Wall in Israel/Palestine, World AIDS Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, the ONE campaign to end world poverty, and DVDs on church history and great preachers are all available!  Come check us out!

 

 

Lectures and Events

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The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism Seminar Series presents Professor David Menashri, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University on the topic, "The Place of the Iranian Jewish Community in the Contemporary Islamic World."  This talk will be given on Thursday, November 15 at 4:15 PM in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 102 (63 High St.).

 

Dear friends, This is an invitation to the upcoming Community Conversation.  On Monday, November 12 from 6 - 7 pm we will gather in the RSV room for a conversation on "Speaking Our Grief".  This will be a conversation to directly address the many things on our hearts following the death of Young In Lee.  (Please note that this conversation will postpone the originally scheduled conversation of "Sexualities at YDS".  The Community Conversation Committee decided to reschedule this conversation in light of the death of Young In.)  This gathering will be an opportunity for all of us to bring those questions, concerns, thoughts, prayers, and hopes on our hearts to the larger community.  We will begin with an introduction from Dale Peterson, who will share some of the circumstances surrounding Young In's death.  We will also hear from Grace Han, of Yale Divinity Korean Association (YDKA), who will share with us some thoughts about Young In.  We will then have time for open conversation, moderated by: Jan Holton, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Bill Goettler, Assistant Dean Alfred Tisdale, Interim Director of Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School Dale Peterson, Dean of Students.  In addition there will be a prayer team on hand, made up of members from various denominational groups on campus.  If you are concerned about the events surrounding Young In's death, interested in finding out more about her, in need of corporate or private prayer space, or just unsure of what or how to feel - we warmly encourage you to join in this conversation.  In Christ, Bethany, YDS Student Council Vice President, Community Conversations Coordinator

 

The Yale Committee on Social Justice (YCSJ) will hold its November meeting on Monday, November 12th at 12:30pm in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  This meeting will be a time of feedback and conversation.  We invite you to come and discuss the role of justice and community service at YDS, recent YCSJ programming such as our white privilege events and CROP Hunger Walk, and communal vision for spring semester programming.  Please feel free to bring your lunch and share your thoughts.  Hope to see you on Monday!  Peace, Rahiel Tesfamariam, YSCJ co-leader

 

You are cordially invited to The Howard Spiro Lecture to be delivered by Robert Klitzman, MD, Director of Ethics, Policy and Human Rights-HIV Center at Columbia University in New York on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in Hope 216 Auditorium on 315 Cedar Street.  The presentation is entitled: “Double Lives: When Physicians Become Patients.”  For many doctors, their role as powerful healer precludes thoughts of ever getting sick themselves. When they do, it initiates a profound shift of awareness – not only in their sense of themselves, which is invariably bound up with the “invincible doctor” role, but in the way that they view their patients and the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Klitzman will speak about his new book, When Doctors Become Patients. The book, based on extensive interviews, provides a systematic, integrated look at what the experience is like for doctors who get sick, and what it can teach us about our current health care system and more broadly, the experience of becoming ill.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  Please post this announcement.  Thank you ever so much.  Thomas P. Duffy, MD, Program Director

 

Yes, this is the film Charles Vogl made over the past four years!  There will be a New Year Baby feature documentary screening with director Socheata Poeuv next Wednesday, November 14th, 7:30 pm Yale Old Campus - Linsey-Chittenden 101 (Next to Dwight Hall).  For more information, visit www.NEWYEARBABY.net.

 

Faculty and Spirituality Series will feature Yolanda Smith on Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm in the ISM Great Hall.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  All are welcome.  This Tuesday join us for the Faculty and Spirituality Series.  The Series invites professors to the share their perspective and understanding of spirituality as well as their understanding of vocation in light of their work at YDS and beyond.  Further, there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation.  If you have any questions please contact Carrie Levy (caroline.levy@yale.edu) or Brandon Johnson (brandon.johnson@yale.edu).

 

The Yale Divinity School and the Program in Judaic Studies present Baruch J. Schwartz, of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, speaking on: “The Riddle of the Ungrateful Vine (Ezekiel 17): A New Solution” on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:30 pm in the RSV Conference Room.  Free and open to the public.  Come hear this important biblical scholar, who will be a visiting professor in the Judaic Studies program for 2008-09.

 

Whom would Jesus marry, and with whom am I going on November 10 to hear Bishop Sprague?  MIND, a new United Methodist organization working to end discrimination against LGBT people in the UMC, is sponsoring a forum to discuss a Biblical case for gay marriage and how it relates to the UMC. The Methodist Society and the Coalition would like to take some people (We will pay the cost of train tickets.) to this event. Please let me know by Friday morning if you are interested in going! The flyer is attached.  When: Saturday, Nov 10, 3-5pm.  Where: Church of the Village in Manhattan (13th St and 7th Ave).  Blessings, Vicki

 

Yale School of Nursing Career Day: The Yale University School of Nursing is pleased to be hosting the 4th Annual East Coast Nursing Consortium Career Days program from 11:00 am–2:00 pm on December 7, 2007.  We hope your students can come to the Yale University School of Nursing that day to network with local and national health care organizations and educational institutions as they recruit talented individuals in the New Haven area. It will be an excellent opportunity for your students as they begin to concentrate on their professional endeavors. 

 

Today it's a health hazard to be baptized in the Jordan!  In the past decades, over 90% of the Jordan's water flow has been diverted -- and much of what remains is untreated sewage.  The Jordan River is a major source of freshwater in a water scarce region, as well as a place of unique religious and cultural heritage for Muslims, Christians, and Jews.  That's why this issue has the potential to unite the region through shared efforts to preserve and restore the Jordan.  Friends of the Earth Middle East is an interfaith organization that promotes cooperative efforts to protect the region's shared environmental heritage.  Gidon Bromberg, Yale World Scholar and Israeli Director of Friends of the Earth Middle East, will be holding a brown-bag lunch to discuss the Jordan River and interfaith possibilities for its restoration.  The talk will be of interest to anyone concerned with environmental peace building and interfaith movements in the Middle East.  This talk will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 12:30-1:20 in the Jonathan Edwards Room.

 

January Mission Trip Information Session: Information sessions for a January mission /service trip sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, November 8 at 4 p.m.  Both meetings will be held in the chaplain's office, located in the basement of Bingham Hall, entrance D. The info sessions will give students an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming January trip.  The January mission/service trip will take place January 6-11 in Washington, DC.  Participants will volunteer for agencies serving the hungry & homeless of the nation's capitol, and will also have the opportunity to speak with homeless activists.  The trip costs $35.00, which covers all expenses (room, board, travel, program) except one meal.  There will be some time for visiting the city.  The trip is open to undergraduates and graduate/professional students from any faith tradition or none at all.  For more information, contact Assistant Chaplain (Adjunct) Susan Olson at susan.olson@yale.edu,  203-432-9485.

 

 

Classifieds

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Needed/Lost and Found:

 

Pet Sitter Needed: Dale Martin is looking for someone to keep his dog, and, if desired, stay at his apartment, for the first part of Thanksgiving break. A sweet Welsh springer spaniel named Ruby Begonia would like some company. The apartment is a lovely, postmodern space (fireplace, grand piano, modern kitchen) just around the corner from the divinity school on Whitney Ave.  Need dog-sitter for Friday - Tuesday, November 16-20.  Will pay $75, and you get free use of the apartment for entertaining or relaxing.  For more information, e-mail dale.martin@yale.edu.

 

Lost Blue Cardigan: I lost my blue cardigan sweater Tues night, it has an "Underdog" pin on it (while the rest of the nation lives under God, I live underdog).  Anyhow, the sweater was a gift from my wife and I am in a heap of trouble if I go home on Wed without it. I think I may have left it in the library, reference room? If someone finds it can they please just leave it on a couch in the commuter lounge? If the underdog pin is still with it there could likely be a reward- maybe even one of my home brewed beers (eg. Dorothy Day Draft: finally a draft you won't resist).Thanks and peace, Christopher J. Doucot

 

Flash Drive Located: A lonely flash drive was found still inserted in a USB port at a computer in the cluster on the south side of the quad today.  It has been taken to Dale Peterson's office and is awaiting its owner.  Thanks, Andrew Pester

 

Two Phones! Set of 2 cordless landline phones, sitting outside Dale Peterson's office. They're free for the taking!

 

Housing:

 

Short-Term Housing Needed: A soon-to-be visiting post doc fellow to the Reconciliation Program at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture is looking for a one or two bedroom furnished apartment for him and his wife for four months starting February 1st, 2008.  Please e mail michele@cumming.com if you can help these colleagues to find something not too far from YDS. Thanks!

 

 

Employment:

 

Garden Program Manager Needed: Liberty Community Services, Inc., in New Haven is looking for a Garden Program Manager.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable, hardworking person to take our recently started gardening program to a new level.  Direct any resumes to John Bradley, john.bradley@libertycs.org.  Thanks so much!

 

Worship Opportunities

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Worship at Battell Chapel: At the University Church (Battell Chapel), on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., ecumenical worship will feature Professor Miroslav Volf. All are welcome. For the upcoming preaching schedule: http://www.yale.edu/chaplain/church/schedule.html.

 

This Week in Marquand:

 

Monday: A Festival of Psalms: Liturgical Dance led by Kathleen Turner

Tuesday: Graduating Student Katey Zeh, preaching, and the Marquand Gospel Choir, singing!

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

Thursday: A Service of the Word: Rev. Dr. Dyanchand Carr, of Tamil Nadu, South India, preaching.

Friday: Hearty Eucharist with John Gage (MDIV. '92, pastor of the United Church on the Green), presiding and preaching.

Worship is at 10:30am.  All are Welcome!