November 9, 2008


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Academic Information. 2

Fall Semester Deadlines. 2

Final Exam Schedule. 2

*FREE* Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar at YDS! 3

Library Exegesis Sessions for both OT and NT. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

Black and Green: A Panel Discussion (and free facials) 3

Classics Lecture: Greek Rationality and the Roman Tradition. 3

Annand Workshop: Strategies for Successful Small Groups. 3

Survivor's Day Conference, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-. 3

Pulitzer Prize winning author to give lecture on Henry Ward Beecher. 3

ISM Liturgy Symposium: “I Hate, I Despise Your Festivals: Christian Worship and the Divine Polemic”  3

Middle Passage Conversations on Black Religion in the African Diaspora Conference Videos all online  3

Lecture: “Dust Wheel in the Ruins: Katherine Dunham's A Touch of Innocence”. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Episcopal Bishop of El Salvador Visiting. 3

60th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. 3

Writing as Ministry. 3

“Moments of Rejoice, Prayer, and Reflection.” – CORE and YBS Week of Events. 3

Women’s Pre-Doctoral Mentoring Panels. 3

This Week in Marquand. 3

Classifieds. 3

Needed/Lost and Found. 3

ISO: Espresso Machine. 3

Employment 3

Family Assistant/Child Care. 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church at Yale. 3



Academic Information



Fall Semester Deadlines


To:       YDS Faculty and students

From:   Emilie Townes, Dean of Academic Affairs

Date:    November 10, 2008

Re:       Deadlines


All work for the first semester is due by the end of the semester, Friday, December 19, unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.


1.         In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension of time beyond the end of the semester, but no extension can be given beyond Monday, February 9, 2009. 

2.         No work from  the first semester can be accepted by a faculty

            member after that date.

Additional Extensions

1          A student may appeal to the Professional Studies Committee for an additional extension.  Such an appeal must be made in writing before February 9 on a form provided by the Registrar’s office. 

2.         Extensions will be considered by the Committee only in exceptional circumstances, such as those indicated above.


Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2008-2009

Monday, December 15

9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Collins)

Latourette S223


Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Collins)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Latourette S223

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 815

Biblical Interp.. Midrash & Theology (Bar Asher)

Broholm S202


Tuesday, December 16

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Latourette S223


Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

RSV S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 791

UCC Polity (Townsley)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry)

Broholm S202


Wednesday, December 17

9-12 noon.

Rel. 731

Advanced Medieval/Renaissance Latin (Johnson)


9-12 noon.

Rel. 739

Evangelicalism (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Brand)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Hebrew (Kim)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 728

Beginning Medieval Latin (Johnson)



Thursday, December 18

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 679

Greek Exegesis of Galatians (Hultin)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 676

Adv. Biblical Hebrew: Prose (Baden)

Broholm S202

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 798

Anglican Theol/Hist II ECUSA/Anglican (Britton)



Friday, December 19

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 700

History of Western Christianity (Gordon)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 700

History of Western Christianity (Gordon)




*FREE* Accordance Bible Software Training Seminar at YDS!

Please register with so we know how many people to expect (we want to have adequate refreshments).  You can register for the morning or the afternoon session or both.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the program with the people who developed it and know it best.  For more information on Accordance including demos visit:

  • Morning: Interface concepts and basic searching
  • Afternoon: Advanced Searching, Greek & Hebrew tools, and Graphic resources

Saturday, November 15 (9:00AM – 5:00PM)

Niebuhr Hall, Yale Divinity School


Library Exegesis Sessions for both OT and NT

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.  Learn how to access BibleWorks and Logos, view a passage in parallel versions/translations, and carry out various types of word study. Introduction to basic exegetical tools:  concordances, Bible dictionaries, lexicons, interlinears, and commentaries.  Contact:, (203) 432-6374.

Tuesday, November 11 (12:30PM)

Wednesday, November 12 (12:30PM)

Tuesday, November 18 (12:30PM)

Thursday, November 20 (12:30PM)

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

Lectures and Events


Black and Green: A Panel Discussion (and free facials)

A panel discussion: “Working for a Healthier Mind, Body, Soul, and Planet” followed by all-natural facials using fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  Co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Pi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, the Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Connecticut, and the Yale Student Environmental Coalition.

            Monday November 10 (7:00PM)

            Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St.


Classics Lecture: Greek Rationality and the Roman Tradition

Jörg Rüpke, chair of the Department of Comparative Religion at the University of Erfurt in Germany, will give a lecture: “Greek Rationality and the Roman Tradition.”  Contact:

            Thursday, November 20 (5:00PM)

Phelps Hall, Room 407


Annand Workshop: Strategies for Successful Small Groups

Small groups are increasingly viewed as key components of healthy and thriving congregations.  Join Annand mentor, Bari Dworken, to discuss these questions and more in a workshop examining successful formation and leadership of small groups.  Bari holds a doctorate in Organization Development with a concentration in small group process and is on the faculty of the University of Connecticut.  To register:  Pizza will be served.

Tuesday, November 18 (6:00-9:00 PM).


Survivor's Day Conference, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is holding its tenth annual survivor's day conference on Saturday, November 22.  There will be a live broadcast from New York, and a series of events around the country bringing together people who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide.  If you can't attend an event in person, you can also register to view the web cast from your home computer.  Log on to the AFSP page to get more info and register your computer:

If you’d like to carpool down, contact:


Pulitzer Prize winning author to give lecture on Henry Ward Beecher.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Debby Applegate will deliver a presentation on the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.  The presentation is jointly sponsored by the Church and The Mark Twain Library of Redding. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book-signing will follow the lecture.  Contact:

            Sunday, November 16 (4:00PM)

            First Church of Christ, Congregational, Redding, CT


Queer Faith Film Series at Yale

You are enthusiastically invited to join the community at Yale for a week-long Queer Faith Film series featuring three films, an evening with director Parvez Sharma, and a panel discussion and celebratory reception.  All events are free. You are welcome to invite friends and colleagues. Flyers for each event are available at For campus locations, please see  Questions may be directed to Nat DeLuca, the Program Coordinator of the Yale University Chaplain’s Office,

  • Movie Screening: For the Bible Tells Me So

                        Monday, November 10 (7:00PM)

                        Linsly-Chittenden Hall 317, 63 High Street

  • Movie Screening: Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School

Tuesday, November 11 (7:00PM)

                        Linsly-Chittenden Hall 211, 63 High Street

  • Master’s Tea with Director of “Jihad for Love” Parvez Sharma

Wednesday, November 12 (4:00PM)

Pierson College Master’s House, 261 Park Street

  • Movie Screening: A Jihad for Love (CT Premier); Q&A to Follow with the Director

Wednesday, November 12 (7:00PM)

                        Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street

  • Panel Discussion & Celebratory Reception.  Panelists include Mina Trudeau, Director of Al-Fatiha, a Global LGBT Muslim Organization; Lina Zerbarini, Associate Rabbi of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life; John Gage, United Church on the Green, New Haven; Emilie Townes, Academic Dean of Divinity School and President of the American Academy of Religion

                        Thursday, November 13 (7:00PM)

                        Linsly-Chittenden Hall 102, 63 High Street


ISM Liturgy Symposium: “I Hate, I Despise Your Festivals: Christian Worship and the Divine Polemic”

ISM presents a Liturgy Symposium with Matthew M. Boulton, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School.  Refreshments for mind, body, and spirit will be served.  Free and open to the public.

Monday, November 10 (4:30PM)

ISM Great Hall


Middle Passage Conversations on Black Religion in the African Diaspora Conference Videos all online

The 8 panel sessions from the Middle Passage Conversations conference held this past April are now available online at  The conference featured over 40 senior African American, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British scholars and was held April 3-5 here at the Divinity School, the Whitney Humanities Center, St. Thomas More Center, and the Afro-American Cultural Center.


Lecture: “Dust Wheel in the Ruins: Katherine Dunham's A Touch of Innocence”

Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization and the Department of African American studies present Anthony Foy, Scholar-in-Residence, Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture (2008-2009) & Assistant Professor of English Literature, Swarthmore. 

Although renowned as a dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and activist, the late Katherine Dunham is less well-known as an autobiographer. 'Dust Wheel in the Ruins' situates Dunham's under examined narrative, A Touch of Innocence (1959), in critical relation to the racial uplift conventions that dominated the production of black autobiography for much of the twentieth century. Drawn from Dr. Foy's current book project, Black Ideography: Autobiography, Ideology, Image, this talk argues that Dunham's narrative represents a significant shift in the discursive assumptions of black autobiography after World War II.

November 10, 2008 (4:30PM)

63 High St, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211


Ministry Resource Center

The Ministry Resources center invites you to prepare for upcoming events:

  • Advent worship, studies, drama, retreats, and more.  We have resources that you can adapt to your situation with all age groups and locations.  Ask about it and SAVE TIME while having quality.
  • Climate change, global warming, following though on "faith and politics"--resources for action, study groups, and more….
  • DVDs for your entertainment, for bible studies with youth and adults, for background for your courses…do a search or ask us to do it to show you the wide array of resources that can keep us all thinking and growing!
  • Thanksgiving--worship resources, community events for all ages--we have what you need to plan quickly and appropriately to accomplish your goals!


Episcopal Bishop of El Salvador Visiting

Bishop Martin Barahona, bishop of the Episcopal Anglican Diocese of El Salvador and Primate of Central America, will be visiting YDS. His mission for the diocese is to bring the good news of Christ to all through reflections on issues such as immigration, human rights, and issues of gender and sexuality. During his time as Bishop, the church in El Salvador has grown much in both infrastructure and most importantly spirituality. As part of his visit, he will be leading us in a discussion lunch time discuss about issues of immigration and will celebrate Eucharist in a bilingual Community Eucharist that evening. Contact:

Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, November 12 (12:30PM)

            Location TBA

Bilingual Community Eucharist:  Wednesday, November 12 (6:00PM)

            Marquand Chapel


60th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

The Connecticut Coalition for Human Rights is pleased to present…. “Fulfilling the Promise of Human Rights: the Universal Declaration at 60” -- a statewide conference marking the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, featuring U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus.  You are invited to take part in this day-long event of compelling workshops and network-building.  Workshops include: “Connecting Human Rights to a Living Wage;” “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: the Universal Right to Cross Borders;” “The Peace Economy: Key to Sustainability.”  Register online now at

The registration fee for each participant is $25; Students only have to pay $10 

Saturday, December 6 (8:30 – 4:00PM)

Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT


Writing as Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Schmidt, director of Forward Movement Publications, has served as editor and director of Forward Movement, a publishing house of the Episcopal Church, since 2005. He is the author of "Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality," and "God Seekers: Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities."

  • Luncheon and lecture, “Writing and Publishing as Christian Ministries

Tuesday, November 11 (12:30PM)


  • Book- signing

Wednesday, November 12 (2:30-4:00PM)

YDS Bookstore


“Moments of Rejoice, Prayer, and Reflection.” – CORE and YBS Week of Events

The Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Yale Black Seminarians (YBS) invite the entire YDS community to join us for a week of events, entitled “Moments of Rejoice, Prayer and Reflection.”  Tuesday, November 4, 2008 was a day of great celebration for millions around the world, who were deeply moved and humbled by the gift of living to witness Barack Obama become the first African-American president-elect of the United States. This moment in history also brings to surface deep pain and trauma, as centuries of “unfreedom” experienced by both people of color and whites due to racism are thrust into the human psyche’s remembrance. We write on this day not in relation to the selection of a particular candidate, as this community’s views on politics are varied and diverse, but we write gripping hold of the power of the human imagination to envision what often seems impossible, a better and brighter day for beloved community. Please join us for the following:

  • CORE November Meeting to discuss: 1)  Raising racial literacy/dialogue and strengthening community cohesiveness 2) Recruitment and retention of Students of Color 3)  Recruitment and support of Faculty of Color 4) Curriculum Reform

Monday, November 10, 2008 (12:30PM)

JE Dining Room

  • “11 Hours on the 11th: Prayers for All Nations on Veteran’s Day” -- The chapel will be open and reserved for prayer and meditation for all matters that may be on your heart and mind related to this moment in history. This is a time to lift up our families, this nation, the world, and our country’s new leadership in prayer and meditation. We will do this on Veteran’s Day in remembrance of those who have given their lives for various struggles and who are still fighting today, as our country remains at war.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (11:00AM -10:00 PM)

Nouwen Chapel

  • The Launch of the “CORE Matters” Conversation Series: CORE invites the entire YDS community to the launch of this series. The first will focus on the question "1968-2008: Has Obama Fulfilled, Reawakened or Deferred the Dream?”

                        Thursday, November 13, 2008 (12:30PM)

                        RSV Room


Women’s Pre-Doctoral Mentoring Panels

  • “Balancing Work/Family/Life in the Academ” -- Come hear YDS's own Professor Adela Yarbro Collins, as well as beloved doctoral student Christiana Peppard and (from the WGSS department downtown) Professor Melanie Boyd, and (from Quinnipiac University) law Professor Jennifer Brown!  These women are brilliant scholars who have been intentional about balancing work and family, as well as other commitments like faith and social justice. 

Tuesday, November 11 (5:30-7:00PM)

RSV Room

  • “Women and the Academy, teaching in different countries, and anything/everything else” --  A lunchtime conversation with Dr. Christl Maier, former YDS Hebrew Scriptures professor.

Monday, November 10 (12:30-1:115PM)

ROOM S-100

All are welcome! Bring friends and come talk with this brilliant scholar!  Questions? Feel free to contact Heather ( or Mary Emily (


This Week in Marquand

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



Needed/Lost and Found

ISO: Espresso Machine

The Holy Grounds’ espresso machine is broken.  While it’s being repaired, HG would love to borrow an espresso machine from someone in the community.  In return, we will give you many many free drinks at Holy Grounds, and post a picture of you on our menu, with halos all over your head and lipstick kisses on your face. The picture's face, not your real face. Contact:



Family Assistant/Child Care

Yale Law School professor is looking for a family assistant.  Responsibilities include child-care for a well-behaved and independent 13-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.                                            

Ideally, the position will begin as soon as possible and run through the school year.  This summer, a Divinity School student (Josh Evans) held the position; last year, a recent Divinity School graduate (Julia Schoenhals) held the position; and the previous year, the spouse of a Divinity School student (Mark Osborne) held the position.  We are looking for someone who would be available about 20 hours a week, so it is ideal for a graduate student spouse or partner.  The person must be available after the child's ordinary school hours on some days to help with picking child up from school.  The position pays $15/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



Worship Opportunities


University Church at Yale

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

  • Sunday, November 16th: An ecumenical service of Word and Table with The Rev. Ian B. Oliver, Pastor, preaching.
  • Sunday, November 16th, 2:30 pm in Battell Chapel: A Service of Installation for The Rev. Ian B. Oliver as Pastor of the University Church & Senior Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life. All are welcome. Clergy are invited to vest & process. The color of the day is red, and those processing are asked to meet in the Lovett Room of Battell Chapel by 2:15 pm.
  • Evening Prayer each Wednesday evening at 9:15 pm in Dwight Chapel on Old Campus. This information service of scripture, prayer and singing lasts about 30 minutes and is a great way to find a quiet space for God in the midst of a busy week. Dessert served following worship - All are welcome!

To be added to the University Church weekly email list of other events and community service opportunities, email or visit, 203-432-1128.