THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

October 5, 2008

 

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 Kathryn.banakis@yale.edu with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday of the previous week to be eligible for publication in the coming week’s Q-source . The right to edit is reserved. –Kat Banakis, Editor

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE.. 1

Academic Information. 2

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008. 2

Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library: 2009-2010 Research Funding Opportunities for Yale Graduate Students  2

Application for Extended Concentrated MAR Program.. 2

Funding Student Participation in Conferences. 3

Scholarship Thank You Notes. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Yale Law School Forum of Multidisciplinary Legal Research. 3

"The Future of the Prophetic Voice in the Ecumenical Church:" A Community Conversation with the Rev. John H. Thomas, Head of Communion of the United Church of Christ 3

“The Human Project: Bodily Dystopias and the Utopics of Race” and “Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern, a conversation with Jayna Brown: with Jayna Brown, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside. 3

Office of International Students and Scholars: Winter Clothing Drive. 3

Niebuhr Forum on Religion and Public Life with a talk by Dr. Joseph (Jodi) Bottum, the Editor of First Things. 3

Women and the Election Luncheon. 3

This Week in Marquand. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Training: Love Force: The Peacemaker's Way. 3

Barak the Vote, Fall Break Style. 3

Committee on Racial Equality Meeting. 3

Call for Papers: "Church, State and Nation in Orthodox Church Music" 3

"In God We Trust: Five Part Series Exploring American Catholicism." 3

Classifieds. 3

Needed/Lost and Found: 3

ISO: Bike. 3

Employment: 3

Computer Expertise Needed. 3

Library Positions Open. 3

Institute for Sacred Music Reception Workers Needed. 3

Administrative Support Services: Overseas Ministry Study Center 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church at Yale. 3

 

Academic Information

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008

  1. 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.
  2. 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

 

 

Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library: 2009-2010 Research Funding Opportunities for Yale Graduate Students

The Beinecke Library offers, on a competitive basis, Research Fellowships to Yale Graduate and Professional School students who wish to use Beinecke collections as a primary resource for their dissertations or culminating projects.  (Deadlines October 20, 2008 & MARCH 20, 2009).  For information on applying for fellowships, please go to: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brbleduc/brblapplystudent.html  or email beinecke.fellowships@yale.edu

 

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.

 

Funding Student Participation in Conferences

A new fund has been established in the by the Academic Office with the support of the Dean's Office to help MDiv and MAR students who are presenting papers or substantial presentations at professional society meetings and conferences.  The fund would have the following stipulations:

1. Students must submit a grant request to the academic dean no less than one month from the date of the conference or professional society meeting. This grant request must include:

  1. The name of the conference and the name of the paper the student will deliver.
  2. A copy of the program with the student's name printed in it. This must be submitted with the receipts if there is no advance copy available.
  3. A maximum 1-page statement of support from a YDS full time faculty member that states the nature of the paper, the student's readiness to undertake such a presentation, and their estimate of how successful the paper will be.
  4. A provisional budget for the conference.
  5. Amount requested.

2. $500 grant per student. A student may apply for funding no more than once in their academic career at YDS.

3. The grant must be used to help defray travel, housing, and meals while attending the conference. The grant cannot be used to purchase alcohol.

4. The student must submit detailed receipts to the academic dean who will verify the expenses.

The academic dean will convene a selection committee to decide on grant awards. -- Emilie Townes, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

Scholarship Thank You Notes

If you received a scholarship for the current academic year but did not sign one of the “Thank You” cards that were provided at Registration, please come see me or Emalie Mayo (emalie.mayo@yale.edu; 432-8127) in the Development Office on the 2nd Floor near the Dean’s Office as soon as possible.

Lectures and Events

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Yale Law School Forum of Multidisciplinary Legal Research.

The Forum (www.law.yale.edu/intellectuallife/MLRForum.htm)is a new initiative of the Law School’s J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law) Program aimed at facilitating fruitful conversation between students working on research doctorates at the Law School and at other Yale departments.  The Forum will meet on three occasions during the 2008-09 academic year (November 13, December 4, and March 26).  Dinner will be served.  The first and third session will be devoted to a discussion of papers authored by Yale University graduate students or visiting fellows from outside the Law School who are working on law-related issues.  The second session, a double one, will feature two paper presentations by Law School graduate students.  Graduate students are invited to submit papers.  Contact: caroline.curtis@yale.edu).

            Thursdays (6:15PM)

            Sterling Law Building Rm 121

 

"The Future of the Prophetic Voice in the Ecumenical Church:" A Community Conversation with the Rev. John H. Thomas, Head of Communion of the United Church of Christ

All are invited.  Sponsored by the Dean's Office & the United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ Student Fellowship.  Contact: Meghan.young@yale.edu

Tuesday, October 7th (12:30PM)

YDS Common Room

 

“The Human Project: Bodily Dystopias and the Utopics of Race” and “Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern, a conversation with Jayna Brown: with Jayna Brown, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside

In current critical dystopias, bodies are both the locus for terror and the site for utopian possibility. Race is potentially rendered obsolete in these other-bodily projections, yet in many science fiction dystopias racialized subjects are the source for and agents of change. Brown makes her argument in the context of recent science fiction films, focusing particularly on 28 Days Later (Boyle, 2002) and Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006). Apocalypse, in both films, is the result of mass bodily affliction (male sterility in Children of Men, a rage virus in 28 Days Later) and black women protagonists the crucial rehumanizing force, responsible for the survival of humankind. (https://research.yale.edu/irgg/)

            October 6, 2008 (4:30PM)

63 High St, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211

“Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern, a conversation with Jayna Brown”

October 6, 2008 (6:00PM)

Labyrinth Books, 290 York Street, New Haven

 

Office of International Students and Scholars: Winter Clothing Drive

As you know, the cold weather can be a shock for international students who have never experienced winter.  With our “Surviving a New England Winter” information session and winter clothing giveaway, OISS aims to provide students with tools and resources, including gently used clothing donated by the Yale community, in preparation for the season.  Donations can be dropped off at OISS or collected in departments for pick-up.  Monday, October 27, is the last day for donations and the information session and clothing giveaway will be held on October 30. 

 

Niebuhr Forum on Religion and Public Life with a talk by Dr. Joseph (Jodi) Bottum, the Editor of First Things. 

The Niebuhr Forum on Religion and Public Life explores the relation of religion to major issues in contemporary culture and national and international affairs.  Dr. Bottum will offer his reflections on the topic of his article, "The Death of Protestant America: A Political Theory of the Protestant Mainline" over lunch.  Joseph Bottum is a widely-recognized essayist, poet, lecturer, memoirist, and media commentator. He was Poetry Editor at the monthly First Things before moving to Washington to become arts & culture editor at the Weekly Standard where, among other things, he composed and assigned reviews of museum exhibitions; books; theatrical, musical, and dance performances; and other cultural events.  RSVP by October 7 (susan.hennigan@yale.edu)

October, 10 (11:45AM)

Allwin Hall seminar room, Room 108, 31 Hillhouse Avenue.

 

Women and the Election Luncheon

Please join IRAP-YFFP, the Women's Center and WGSS for a lunch discussion about the ways in which this year's election has shaped the future of women's political engagement and political discourse around women's issues.  Featuring Dean Emilie Townes of YDS, & Patricia Russo of the Women's Campaign School of Yale and the National Association of Commissions for Women Foundation.  Lunch will be provided.

Monday, October 6th (12:30PM)

RSV ROOM

This Week in Marquand

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

 

Ministry Resource Center

Ministry Resource Center has labyrinth resources to help you make and use a labyrinth in a variety of ways…and

Workshop:  Thursday, Oct. 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Training: Love Force: The Peacemaker's Way

Called to live on the growing edge, we can take cues from peacemakers Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Aung San Suu Kyi, Jim Lawson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Abdul Ghaffar Kahn and Abraham Heschel.  Together we will explore nonviolent ways to engage personal and national enemies and consider creative, fresh movements of the Spirit.  Richard Deats, a leading authority on active nonviolence from FOR, is an activist, writer, story teller, and trainer who has traveled internationally witnessing for justice and peace.  Chris and Ralph Dull, tax resisters, peace and environmental activists, worked for peace in over 50 countries and founded the Dayton Peace Museum (www.kirkridge.org)

October 31-November 2, 2008

            Kirkridge Retreat Center

 

Barak the Vote, Fall Break Style

Obama Enthusiast? Will you be around New Haven for Fall Break/Convocation?  Do you have some extra cell phone minutes?  I’m organizing a Call-for-Obama-swing-state-a-thon evening or two with good food, good company and some good work. Interested?  Email me at allyson.brundige@yale.edu, letting me know which weekday evenings (7pm-9pm) might work for you.

 

Committee on Racial Equality Meeting

This is a critical meeting in which we will decide on areas of focus highlighted in our first meeting, discuss proposed strategies, consider opportunities for collaboration and chart a timeline for programming ideas. Feel free to bring your lunch. (mailto:rahielt@gmail.com)

            Monday, October 6 (12:30PM)

            S202

 

Call for Papers: "Church, State and Nation in Orthodox Church Music"

Papers are invited for the Third International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, "Church, State and Nation in Orthodox Church Music", to be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland, 8 - 14 June 2009.  Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. Please send proposals to Rev. Dr Ivan Moody at ivan.moody @ joensuu.fi or Maria Takala-Roszczenko at mtakala @ cc.joensuu.fi by 1st February 2009.  Abstracts should be delivered by the beginning of March 2009. Papers will be published as the Proceedings of the Conference. The Conference takes place at the University of Joensuu, Finland. More information will be posted on the ISOCM website

(http://www.isocm.com) as it becomes available.

"In God We Trust: Five Part Series Exploring American Catholicism."

Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford five part series:

Classifieds

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Needed/Lost and Found:

ISO: Bike

If anyone is looking to sell a good, reliable bike that can make it around the city safely, wilt thou contact me somewhat expeditiously? I'm at: devan.hite@yale.edu

 

Employment:

Computer Expertise Needed

I am hoping there is someone out there with a good knowledge of computers who could use some extra money. I need help finishing a transfer of information from one Dell laptop computer to another.  You will be paid.  (Contact: catherine.amon@yale.edu)

Library Positions Open

I have a circulation desk position open.  However I need a student who could fill both time slots listed below.  If you are able to work the two time slots and would like the position, please let me know asap! Contact: (susan.burdick@yale.edu)

            Wednesdays   (12:00-3:00PM)

Sunday evenings (6:00 – 11:00PM)

Institute for Sacred Music Reception Workers Needed

The Institute of Sacred Music is hiring three students to work the opening reception for our upcoming art exhibition with

<http://http:/www.yale.edu/ism/events/JohnAugustSwanson.html> John August

Swanson.  Job duties: Set up, bartend, clean up.  Pay rate: $13.50.  Contact (ismevents@yale.edu)

Thursday, October 9 (3:30PM-7:30PM)

ISM Great Hall

 

Administrative Support Services: Overseas Ministry Study Center

Overseas Ministries Study Center is seeking a computer literate, academically savvy individual to provide administrative support services for Professor Lamin Sanneh's Oxford Studies in World Christianity publication project, with offices located at the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Must be self-motivated, with ability to accept responsibility, organize work, carry on correspondence, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, an appropriate academic background, as well as administrative and some editorial skills.  This is a part-time position (8-10 hours per week) with good pay and flexible hours beginning in October 13, 2008. Contact: (Bonk@omsc.org).

Worship Opportunities

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University Church at Yale

Sunday, October 12, 2008, (10:30AM)

Wednesdays, (9:15AM)

Dwight Chapel

Wednesdays (8:00PM)

Lovett Room (lower level of Battell Chapel - off of College St)

Sundays (5:00PM)

Lovett Room (lower level of Battell Chapel - off of College St)