THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

September 21, 2008

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academic Information. 2

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008. 2

Travel Seminar to Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil, May 9-21, 2009. 2

Application for Extended Concentrated MAR Program.. 2

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. 2

Library Events. 3

Fellowship for Developing Courses Employing Contemplative Practices. 3

Free Writing Tutor Available for YDS Students. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Seminar for Graduate Students at YNHH.. 3

NCC Mindful Living Conference: Health Churches, Healthy People, Healthy Planet 3

Lecture: “Power & Religion: The African American Church and American Politics”. 3

Toastmasters Seminar on Education, Communication, and Leadership. 3

Protest: “Teach Our Children” at New Haven Public School Board Meeting. 3

Interfaith Day of Service. 3

This Week in Marquand. 3

Annand Program Offerings in Spiritual Formation and Direction. 3

Conference: “What God Demands: Blood Sacrifice in Mediterranean Antiquity”. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Lecture: “The Other Skin: Touch, Capitalism, and Slavery in Enlightenment America”. 3

"Life in the Early Church:  Why Traveling Conditions, 3

Letter Writing, Hospitality, and House Churches were Important to Early. 3

Christianity." 3

Scripture Reading Workshops. 3

Asia Society Events corresponding with UN General Assembly: 3

Discussion: "Hebrews, Jews, and the American Republic" 3

Lecture and Discussion: "The International Criminal Court and the Problem of Hidden Agendas: A Journalist's Perspective on Sudan and Uganda." 3

The Pastor's Study Series. 3

Etiquette Seminar for Graduating Students. 3

Résumé and CV Workshops for Graduating Students. 3

Classifieds. 3

Employment: 3

Convocation Workers Needed. 3

High School Math Tutor Sought 3

VOLUNTEER: AIDS Interfaith Network. 3

Family Assistant/Child Care. 3

Occasional Dog-Walker Needed. 3

Childcare Needed Friday Afternoons. 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church. 3

 

Academic Information

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008

  1. No course can be added after September 24.
  2. October 22 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 22 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.
  3. December 19 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 9.  After February 9, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee

 

Travel Seminar to Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil, May 9-21, 2009

Professors Swancutt and Townes will be holding an information session for students interested in participating in the travel seminar to Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.  All are welcome.

Tuesday, September 30th (12:30-1:20PM)

Jonathan Edwards Room

 

Application for Extended Concentrated MAR Program

An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:

1.         Your name.

2.         Address and e-mail address.

3.         Area of concentration.

4.         A statement explaining why you wish to extend a concentrated M.A.R. program.

5.         A letter of recommendation from at least one faculty member in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 15, 2008. -- Emilie Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

 

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (http://www.pdsoros.org) offers fellowships for graduate study in any academic discipline or professional field for “New Americans” under 30 years old and no more than two years into graduate school.  Warren Ilchman, the Director of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans and current Yale fellows will offer an information session.

Tuesday, September 23 (4:30PM)

WLH 116 (100 Wall St)

 

Library Events

Library Tour for International Students: Due to scheduling conflicts many international students missed the library tours held during BTFO. This is your chance to get a tour and to ask any questions you may have about using the Yale Libraries. The tour will be approximately a half hour with time for questions afterwards.

Monday, September 22 (4:00PM)

Tour will start at the Circulation Desk

Drop-in Hours with Reference/Research Librarians: Amy Limpitlaw and Suzanne Estelle-Holmer will be available to answer any questions you have about using the library, accessing electronic course materials on Classesv2, or how to find articles. Navigating electronic resources can be confusing. No question is too elementary! Open to everyone.

Tuesday, September 23 (4:00-5:00PM)

Library Rm. 107 (Computer Classroom)

 

Fellowship for Developing Courses Employing Contemplative Practices

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society in cooperation with the Fetzer Institute is offering Fellowships for the 2009-2010 academic year for the development of courses hat employ contemplative practices to address issues of social conflict and injustice, the amelioration of suffering, and the promotion of peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness.  Approximately ten fellowships of up to $10,000 will be granted to support individual or collaborative research.  The deadline for application is November 15, 2008.  Regular full-time faculty members are invited to apply.  (http://www.contemplativemind.org/programs/academic/fellowships.html).

 

Free Writing Tutor Available for YDS Students

The Divinity School provides free assistance for anyone who'd like help with her or his writing.  Contact Brad Holden (Robert.holden@yale.edu), your friendly neighborhood writing tutor, to set up an appointment, or come by room 210 during my office hours:

Sun: 6-10PM

Tues: 8-10PM

Wed: 8-10PM

Thurs: 6-8PM

Lectures and Events

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Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Seminar for Graduate Students at YNHH

You are invited to participate in a one session seminar at Yale Medical School to discuss palliative and end of life care from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The seminar participants are 3rd year medical students, graduate nursing students and divinity students - especially those divinity students who are currently in, or have already completed, a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Seminar components are (1) an on-line case to review and respond to prior to the seminar and (2) one 90 minute seminar discussion facilitated by physicians, nurses and chaplains experienced in palliative and end of life care. This is an opportunity to learn about this important topic from the perspectives of other disciplines and to participate in others' learning about the contributions of spiritual care.  Five slots are reserved for divinity students for each one-time seminar.  Contact: Peg Lewis, Director of Religious Ministries at Yale-New Haven Hospital (peg.lewis@ynhh.org).

Fridays: 3:30-5:30PM

SIGN UP FOR ONE: Oct 10, Dec 5th, Feb 27th, April 24th and June 19th.

 

National Council of Churches’ Mindful Living Conference: Health Churches, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

The National Council of Churches is holding our biennial conference (www.nccecojustice.org/mnconf.htm) Oct. 9-11, 2008, in Alexandria, Minnesota, at the scenic Lake Geneva Christian Center. This year our focus will be on one of the most dynamic and critical issues facing the world today--environmental health. The Mindful Living Conference will feature a fascinating cadre of speakers, interactive learning activities, opportunities for fellowship, creative worship sessions, and positive action steps. Scholarships available.  For more information, contact Carl Magruder at (carl@nccecojustice.org). 

 

Lecture: “Power & Religion: The African American Church and American Politics”

What is the past and continuing influence of African-American churches on U.S. politics? Yolanda Pierce, Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.Biblical, discusses religion and power in America with Obery Hendricks, author of The Politics of Jesus and Professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary, and Barbara Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at University of Pennsylvania.  Free and open to the public; no registration required.  Contact: ((212) 817-2005).

September 23, Tuesday, (7:00PM)

Elebash Recital Hall

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Ave (btwn 34th & 35th)

 

Toastmasters Seminar on Education, Communication, and Leadership

Whether you work in an office, are a student or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining communication and leadership skills.  The session will be hosted by Jana Barnhill, fourth woman President of Toastmasters.   Experience what can be achieved by people just like you! Enjoy an outstanding showcase of local talent!  To register (http://learn.caim.yale.edu/lcdb/courses/classinfo.asp?CourseID=1338).  Light refreshments will be served. 

October, 10, 2008 (11:30AM - 1:00 PM)

President’s Room, Yale University, Woolsey Hall

 

Protest: “Teach Our Children” at New Haven Public School Board Meeting

Teach Our Children (www.teachourchildren.org) is a collection of parents and allies commited to education policy and decision-making in New Haven Public Schools.  The organization has been working for quite a long time for the creation of a Code of Conduct to govern student behavior (suspension, bullying, and behavioral and academic assessment.)  For further information, contact: Ally Brundige (allyson.brundige@yale.edu)

Monday, September 23 (6:00PM)

Board of Education -54 Meadow Street

 

Interfaith Day of Service

Yale University Chaplain’s Office is sponsoring a university-wide day of service.  Meet at the Chaplain's Office, break into groups, and walk to a nearby locale to put in a few hours of work on the Interfaith Day of Service!  Undergrad & Grad/Professional students of any/all/no spiritual & religious traditions welcome. To register, email nathaniel.deluca@yale.edu by Tuesday, September 30. Food will be served.  Contact: Delfin Bautista (delfin.bautista@yale.edu) with any questions.

Friday, October 3rd (1:45-5:15PM)

Chaplain's Office (lower level of Bingham Entryway D)

 

This Week in Marquand

  • Monday: A Service of the Word, with Nora Tubbs Tisdale, Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics.
  • Tuesday: “Lazarus Rising” led by the Yale Black Seminarians and The Marquand Gospel Choir.
  • Wednesday: A New Series of Sung Morning Prayer – Traditional Texts in contemporary and global settings.
  • Thursday: “God Sets the Table” led by the Marquand Chapel Team.
  • Friday: Communion with Barbara Blodgett, Director of Supervised Ministries, preaching and presiding.

Services begin at 10:30am. All are Welcome.

 

Annand Program Offerings in Spiritual Formation and Direction

  • First Year Students Spiritual Formation Groups meet weekly in groups of 6-8 students to explore prayer, discerning vocation, contemplative listening, personality types and the spiritual life, healing and intercession, and ascetical theology. 
  • Second and Third Year Students: One-on-One spiritual direction is offered with an experienced Spiritual Director to provide students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the ways of the Spirit, clarify their sense of vocation, or discern how to move faithfully through difficult times.  Directors come from a variety of religious backgrounds and usually meet with directees monthly for one hour.

Contact: Jane Stickney (jbstickney@juno.com or on the sign-up sheet near the Berkeley offices.

 

Conference: “What God Demands: Blood Sacrifice in Mediterranean Antiquity”

Boston University will host this interdisciplinary Conference November 19-21.  See the website  (http://www.bu.edu/classics/news/sacrifice_conference.html).

 

Ministry Resource Center

Ministry Resource Center invites you to check out resources in the displays in the YDS Library and:

  • Borrow CDs of Estonian Orthodox music or DVD on Arvo Part in preparation for the ISM Baltic Concert series this week
  • Faith and Politics/Voting packets from Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt’s desk
  • "Leading Bible Study for Everyone:  Using Bible dictionaries, translations, and study Bibles” Workshop

                        Friday, September 26, 10:00-11:00AM & 12:30-1:30PM

 

Lecture: “The Other Skin: Touch,  Capitalism, and Slavery in Enlightenment America

The Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization and the Department of African

American Studies invite you to a lecture by Mark Smith, Carolina Distinguished Professor of History, University of South Carolina.  An inclination to visualize skin, to focus on its constructed color dilutes an understanding of the way skin functioned as a tactile mediator between slavery, capitalism, and humanitarianism in antebellum America.

Monday, September, 22 (4:30PM)

LC 211

 

"Life in the Early Church:  Why Traveling Conditions,

Letter Writing, Hospitality, and House Churches were Important to Early

Christianity."

Beginning Sunday, September 21st, and continuing through November 16th, the First Baptist Church of New Haven, 205 Edwards St. (corner of Livingston and Edwards Streets) will host a nine-week Bible study.  The study will be led by Dr. Abraham Malherbe, Buckingham Professor Emeritus of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, and former Academic Dean, of Yale Divinity School.  Contact: FBCNewHaven@sbcglobal.net/www.firstbaptistnewhaven.org/562-0069.

Sundays, September 21-November 16 (9:00-10:30AM)

 

Scripture Reading Workshops

Marquand Chapel is sponsoring several one-time Scripture Reading Workshops from Shannon Rye Wall (MDiv ’08; MFA in Acting from NYU) is a former actress and current Associate Minister at First Congregational Church in Darien, CT.  Participants will learn some principles, tips, and techniques for reading scripture in worship. You'll receive feedback and refine your own style of reading, taking into consideration your faith tradition, experience, and theology.  Sign up on the bulletin board outside of Marquand.  Class size limited. Contact: Shannon (srwall@optonline.net) or Christa Swenson at (christa.swenson@yale.edu).

Tuesday, September 23 (12:00-1:20PM).

Friday, October 3 (4:30-6:00PM)

Tuesday, October 21 (12:00-1:20)

Wednesday, October 29 (12:30-2:00PM)

Meet in Marquand Chapel.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

 

Asia Society Events corresponding with UN General Assembly:

We invite you to participate in these high-profile events via live video webcasts. To watch, please visit Asia Society's home page (www.AsiaSociety.org) at the times listed below to connect to the video stream.  No registration is necessary, and online viewers may participate by sending questions via email to: moderator@asiasociety.org.  For details on each program, please visit our UNGA webpage at http://www.asiasociety.org/resources/unga.html.

  • Hamid Karzai, President, Afghanistan: Tuesday September 23 (3:45-5:00PM)
  • Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda," Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Nepal: Wednesday, September 24 (8:30-9:30AM)
  • Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister, Republic of Korea: Wednesday, September 24 (6:30-7:30PM)

 

Discussion: "Hebrews, Jews, and the American Republic"

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society welcomes Jim Sleeper, a writer and teacher on American civic culture and politics and a lecturer in political science at Yale, is the author of The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York (W.W. Norton, 1990) and Liberal Racism (Viking, 1997, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). He is a frequent TV and radio commentator. 

Tuesday, September 23th (12:00-1:20PM)

8 Prospect Place, Room 119

Lunch will be provided at 11:45 A.M.

(http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/rps>www.yale.edu/macmillan/rps)

 

Lecture and Discussion: "The International Criminal Court and the Problem of Hidden Agendas: A Journalist's Perspective on Sudan and Uganda."

The International Affairs Council, the Schell Center for International Human Rights, and the Yale Law School Law and Media Program invite you to attend a talk and discussion with on:  Katy Glassborow, International Justice Reporter, Institute for War and Peace Reporting & Yale University Poynter Fellow in Journalism

Monday, September 22 (6:45PM).

Yale Law School, Room 128, 127 Wall Street

Pizza and soda will be provided.

 

The Pastor's Study Series

Alison Cunningham is the Executive Director of Columbus House, which provides a continuum of housing, from emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing, for individuals who are homeless in the New Haven area. Alison holds a Master of Divinity degree from YDS, and went from her academic work into homeless advocacy and ministry. She is not ordained.  Bring lunch.  Dessert and drinks to be served.  Contact: william.goettler@yale.edu

            September 24th (12:30PM)

            Marquand

           

Etiquette Seminar for Graduating Students

After this lovely whirlwind trip through the niceties of receptions and interview meals, you will be invited to a meal and a reception (at a later date) where you may practice all your fancy skills (and ask lots more questions).  RSVP by Wednesday September 24 (susan.olson@yale.edu)

            Thursday, September 25 (12:30-1:20PM)

 

Résumé and CV Workshops for Graduating Students

All are held in the conference room on the first floor (N-120). You don't need a draft, you don't need to RSVP, but you do need a pencil. Individual resume help comes AFTER you attend a basic workshop.  Contact: Susan Olson.

Monday, September 22 (4:30PM)

Tuesday, September 23 (4:30PM)

 

Classifieds

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Employment:

Convocation Workers Needed

We will need student workers to greet, usher, guide, serve, entertain, and generally charm all the lovely alumni who will be returning to campus during Convocation (October 13-16). If, then, you will be around New Haven any or all of those days, like wearing a sweet navy blue polo shirt, and could use a little extra cash, please reply to kimberly.bauser@yale.edu to express your interest, and, if possible, give an idea of your availability within those days. Thanks so much!

High School Math Tutor Sought

Looking for geometry I math tutor for high school student for 1 hr a week in the afternoon between 3-5pm.  Contact Kathy Gritzbach (432-4663).

VOLUNTEER: AIDS Interfaith Network

Volunteers needed immediately to assist in intake questionnaires, one-on-one counseling, and group counseling.  If you would like to volunteer in any of these capacities

(or know of someone who might be interested), please contact Debra Holbrooks

at 401-4688 or at dholbrooksain@gmail.com.  AIDS INTERFAITH NETWORK, INC. (AIN), a grassroots nonprofit faith-based organization serving the black community and communities of color in the greater New Haven area, has provided vital services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Family Assistant/Child Care

Yale Law School professor is looking for a family assistant. Responsibilities include child-care for a well-behaved and independent 12-year-old son; running errands, including grocery shopping; cooking simple kid-friendly meals; weeding/gardening; supervising occasional home repairs; and generally assisting in running the household. 20 hours per week.  Over the last 3 years several divinity school students and spouses (Josh Evans, Julia Schoenhals, and Mark Osborne) have held the position.  The position pays $13/hour plus employer will pay both employee's and employer's portion of social security taxes. Must drive (and have good driving record), but employer will provide car. If interested, please send email to paul.gewirtz@yale.edu.

Occasional Dog-Walker Needed

I am compiling a list of people interested in paid dog-walking on an occasional, as-needed basis...must have a car as my apt. is 3 miles from Div school in Hamden... Contact: (Marina.Hayman@yale.edu).

Childcare Needed Friday Afternoons

We are looking for someone to take care of our wonderful children on Friday afternoons. School ends at 12:30 on Fridays and we need someone to pick them up and bring them home. Our boys (age 6 and 7) love to play outside, walk the dog and hear stories - both real and imagined. They attend Foote School, which is right across from the Divinity School. Please contact Melissa Matthes (Melissa.matthes@yale.edu)

 

Worship Opportunities

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University Church

All are welcome to worship at the University Church in Yale! 10:30 am, Sundays, Battell Chapel (corner of College & Elm streets).

  • Sunday, September 21st: An ecumenical service of the Word & Table with The Rev. Ian B. Oliver, preaching.
  • Evening Prayer: a simple service of scripture, reflection & prayer. Each Wednesday at 9:15 pm in Dwight Chapel (on Old Campus, off of High St. between Chapel & Elm).

For more information: yale.edu/chaplain/church or 203-432-1128.