October 17, 2008


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Academic Information. 2

Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Semester 2008. 2

Library Workshops. 2

RefWorks. 2

How to Find Journal Articles. 2

Introduction to BibleWorks. 2

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Day at YDS. 2

Lectures and Events. 3

Job Lecture: “The Musicality of Hope:  Job 14 and Its Consequences”. 3

Annand Programs: 3

Lecture: “"When God Means War, When God Means Peace: Explaining The Wild Variation in Religious Politics" 3

Slifka Interfaith Spring Break Trip to Guatemala. 3

YDS Screening and discussion with filmmakers on children’s cancer and spirituality. 3

Yale Biblical Research Group. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Liturgical Dance Workshop 3: “Formulating Liturgical Dance Language”. 3

Serene Jones Inauguration at Union Theological Seminary. 3

Bonhoeffer Play, Redding CT. 3

Pre-Doctoral Women’s Forum: Voice and Voicelessness in the Classroom and Academy. 3

“Darfur Now” Screening and Discussion with Director 3

Reconciliation and Forgiveness Workshop hosted by Mpho Tutu. 3

Njalo Composer in Chapel Tuesday. 3

Fall 2008 calendar for the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale. 3

Kirkridge Retreat Center Trainings. 3

YUHS Flu Shot Schedule. 3

Christian Science discussion: “Politics and Spiritual Power”. 3

Office of International Students & Scholars presents an explanatory dinner discussion: “Presidential Elections U.S. Style”  3

Classifieds. 3

Needed/Lost and Found: 3

ISO: SBL Roommate. 3


Academic Information


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


Library Workshops

RefWorks is a web-based citation management system that is available FREE to Yale students, faculty and staff to help you organize references for research.  You can add references manually or import directly from ORBIS or other online databases (ATLA Religion Database, for example).  RefWorks allows you to easily create in-text citations while you are writing your paper.  Once you are finished writing, it takes just moments to generate a bibliography.   Please set up a RefWorks account at and follow the instructions for setting up a personal account (this will allow more time to explore the system during the workshop).  If you encounter problems setting up an account, please contact or call Amy Limpitlaw at 432-6374.

Thursday, October 23 (12:30-1:15PM)

L-107 (the computer lab in the library)


How to Find Journal Articles:  Need to find articles for course assignments and papers?  This workshop will provide a roadmap to navigating Yale’s vast collection of journals and databases.  We will concentrate on the most important databases for finding articles in religion.  Participants will learn how to limit a search to articles available in full text, to articles relating to a specific scriptural reference, and to book reviews.  This session will be especially helpful to students in Religion 600, 601 and.700.  Contact (

            Tuesday, October, 21 (12:30-1:20PM)


Introduction to BibleWorks: Get a head start on your biblical exegesis paper! Learn about BibleWorks, a software program for biblical exegesis and research. This workshop will provide an overview of the layout and resources offered with BibleWorks.  Participants will learn how to do basic searches on words and phrases (concordance searches). This workshop is intended for beginners and/or students without extensive knowledge of the biblical languages.  Contact (

            Tuesday, October 28 (12:30-1:20PM)


Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Day at YDS

CPE centers are now receiving applications for Summer 2009.  If you are considering CPE for this summer, or any time during your YDS career, you should attend this meeting; it’s only offered once a year. For application forms and directories, see

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

12:30 – Informational meeting in Niebuhr Hall

1:00 – Individual conversations in the Sarah Smith Gallery with CPE supervisors from Connecticut and New York

Lectures and Events



Job Lecture: “The Musicality of Hope:  Job 14 and Its Consequences”

Come hear Dr. Choon-Leong Seow of Princeton Theological Seminary speak on Job! His lecture, "The Musicality of Hope: Job 14 and Its Consequences." Refreshments served afterwards -- all are welcome.  Contact:

            Thursday October 23 (5:30PM)

            Latourette Hall

Annand Programs:

  • Quiet Day: A brother from the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) will lead a retreat open to the entire YDS community for prayer and renewal.

Saturday November 1 (8:00-2:30 PM)

  • Art and Soul Workshop: Annand Spiritual Director, Harriet Carew, will again offer this popular workshop in which artists and non-artists alike may discover freedom in creating soul art as a focus for individual meditation and inner journeying. 

Saturday, October 25

  • Second and Third Year Students: Spiritual Direction: Annand connects students with trained spiritual directors from a variety of theological traditions all of whom share a commitment to the confidentiality and boundaries.  Meetings are monthly.

For all Annand programs contact: Jane Stickney ( or sign-up sheet near S-105)


Lecture: “"When God Means War, When God Means Peace: Explaining The Wild Variation in Religious Politics"

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society welcomes Daniel Philpott, Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame/Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. His current research revolves around the topic of reconciliation. In particular, he is looking at transitional justice, the question of how societies address past injustices, seeking to balance truth, justice, reconciliation, and stability.  A Senior Associate at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, he travels regularly to Kashmir, where he trains leaders in faith-based diplomacy.

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

8 Prospect Place, Room 119

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


Slifka Interfaith Spring Break Trip to Guatemala

Do you want visit an exciting Latin American nation? Explore sustainable agriculture?  Help locals in Guatemala? The 2009 Slifka Spring Break Service trip to El Tizate, Guatemala is for you! We will spend one week (March 15th to 22nd) in rural Guatemala learning, working, and exploring in an effort to do tikkun olam (heal the world).   Come learn more at our orientation session.  Contact: Hannah Lupien and Rabbi Lina

October 22nd (10PM)

Purple Couch Room of Slifka (80 Wall St)


YDS Screening and discussion with filmmakers on children’s cancer and spirituality

Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmakers Reichert & Bognar will screen and present Spirituality in Childhood Cancer from the PBS documentary A Lion in the House ( ).  The 30min. documentary piece discusses the intersection of faith and contemporary medicine, specifically the role of, and struggles with, faith during and after cancer treatment. This intimate case study follows several families, nurses and doctors as they reach to their belief systems for support in a crisis. The filmmakers will guide the audience through a series of real-life situations and raise awareness of the spiritual dimension of health care.

Monday October 20 (12:30-2:00PM)

            Niebuhr Hall


Yale Biblical Research Group

The group, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students, began this summer with meetings once a week. Each meeting began with a teaching on a topic previously chosen and ended with question and discussion, as well as prayer and fellowship. The group is fully interactive and is designed to be a forum for each member to share his or her insight into specific topics as we all grow in an understanding of God's Will and Word.  Fellowship will take place at my home, where we will continue to discuss meeting times and subjects for the semester ahead.  Contact: Alissa Wassung, Yale College ’10 (


Ministry Resource Center

  • invites you to explore  global music-thru CDs or singing or playing musical instruments.  We have the music in the Center!
  • invites you to enrich your papers and projects with ideas and resources focused on the practice of ministry in congregations and agencies.  You will learn.  Your paper will be unique.  It will save you time!
  • invites you to sample a DVD for your "entertainment"--church history, current issues, etc.  Learn, grow, think, enjoy!


Liturgical Dance Workshop 3: “Formulating Liturgical Dance Language”

If you have a dance background that is wonderful, but for those who do not it is not necessary to have one.  The most important element that is needed is the desire to learn to worship God with your body.  The entire YDS community (students, faculty, men and women) are welcomed to take part.  Don’t worry if you didn’t make the previous workshops. You can come when you are able to.  Please wear comfortable clothing and come with a dancing heart.  Contact:

            Monday, October 20 (6:00-7:15PM)

            Marquand Chapel


Serene Jones Inauguration at Union Theological Seminary

Union's 2008 centennial will coincide with the inauguration of the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones as the 16th president, and first woman president in Seminary's 172-year history.  You’re invited!  (

            November 16-17, 2008


Bonhoeffer Play, Redding CT

The First Church of Christ, Congregational in Redding, CT invites anyone with an interest in Dietrich Bonhoeffer to a one-person play, “The View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”  This play was conceived and will be performed by Al Staggs, MTS, Harvard and widely acclaimed portrayer of religious figures.  Bill Moyers is quoted as saying, "When I watch Al Staggs as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I am confronted by the deepest moral questions of what it means to be a witness and how I am using my life."  Contact by October 23.

Sunday, October 26 (4PM)

First Church of Christ, Redding

There is no charge for this event.


Pre-Doctoral Women’s Forum: Voice and Voicelessness in the Classroom and Academy

The panel features the following 4 fabulous women faculty...

- Emilie Townes (Academic Dean extraordinaire and womanist ethicist),

- Carolyn Sharp (stellar scholar of Hebrew Scriptures with a passion for diverse critiques of the text),

- Shannon Craigo-Snell (the theology professor who will make you fall in love with the discipline), and

- Kristen Leslie (an unmatched voice in feminist pastoral care and psychology).

They will be reflecting on women's voice and voicelessness in the classroom and in the Academy. After their initial remarks, we will break into small groups, led by faculty and students, followed by a large group Q&A and reflection session.

            Wednesday, October 22 (4:00-5:30 PM)

            RSV Room

Contact: ( or (


Darfur Now” Screening and Discussion with Director

Davenport College presents….a screening of DARFUR NOW and a Conversation with Director Ted Braun

October 20 (7:30PM)

Davenport College Auditorium, 248 York Street


Reconciliation and Forgiveness Workshop hosted by Mpho Tutu

The Women, Religion, and Globalization Project invites you to a workshop on reconciliation and forgiveness.  Mpho Tutu will facilitate the workshop, which she describes as ‘an opportunity to learn the practices of prayer and the various disciplines of thought which are pivotal to beginning the faithful work of forgiveness and reconciliation.’  For more information about the speaker, visit For more information about the Women, Religion, and Globalization Project, visit

Thursday, October 23 (4:00PM)

ISM Great Hall


Njalo Composer in Chapel Tuesday

Please join us for a special African Hymn Festival led by Professor Patrick Matsikenyiri of Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.  Matsikenyiri is the composer, author, translator, and/or arranger of each piece in the collection "Njalo: 16 Hymns from African Traditions", and is the editor of the "Africa Praise" songbook. Dr. Matsikenyiri is a well-known composer and compiler of African song. He has led workshops on this subject around the world. 

Tuesday, October 21 (10:30-11AM)

            Marquand Chapel


Fall 2008 calendar for the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale

Events include: Many fascinating events including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.”


Kirkridge Retreat Center Trainings

Kirkridge is offering Christian and peace trainings throughout November.  (


YUHS Flu Shot Schedule

Get your free flu shot through Yale University Health Services.


Christian Science discussion: “Politics and Spiritual Power”

The Christian Science Reading Room is going to be holding a series of informal, brown bag lunch discussions on "Politics with Spiritual Power.”  Contact:

            October 20 & 27 (12:30PM)

            950 Chapel St


Office of International Students & Scholars presents an explanatory dinner discussion: “Presidential Elections U.S. Style”

With the 2008 presidential election fast approaching, and the efforts to win the White House for ’change’ in America, one is likely to hear talk about grassroots campaigning and federal election reforms, both of which require more scrutiny of voter registration, voting technologies, media coverage, campaign funding and more. What allows and supports a politician’s rise to the level of a presidential nomination? How does a candidate win an election?  What is the electoral college?  Is a president really the people’s choice?  Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.  This dinner-discussion is free and open to the Yale community.  Organized and hosted by the Office of International Students & Scholars at Yale.

October 22 (5:30PM)

International Center, 421 Temple Street




Needed/Lost and Found:

ISO: SBL Roommate

I am planning on attending SBL Annual meeting in November in Boston, and have a room at the Omni with two double beds. Contact: