November 16, 2008


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Academic Information. 2

Fall Semester Deadlines. 2

Final Exam Schedule. 2

Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship. 3

Spring Course: History of Biblical Interpretation. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

The Face of Immigration: What's  At Stake?. 3

Wordsmiths Time Change. 3

OMSC Lectures and Holiday Reception. 3

Interfaith Gathering in Response to New Haven Shelter Issue. 3

Watch the Inaugural Celebration for President Serene Jones Live Online. 3

Medical School Lecture: “Making Martini’s for My Father”. 3

US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit at Yale Law School 3

Annand Workshop: Strategies for Successful Small Groups. 3

YDS Visiting Fellow (Dr Tian Ling) Lecture: “Changes in University Culture and the Implications of Christianity: The Case of Peking University”. 3

German Table Starting Up. 3

Meet and Greet with Coordinator of Muslim Life at Yale. 3

Thanksgiving Dinner at HGS. 3

Lecture: "Does God Love Free Markets? The Origins of 'Fusionism' in the United States" 3

Lecture: Religion and Psychology- "The Subjectivity of the Third:  Job's Inadequate Innocence and God Audacious Inadequacy." 3

CUNY Lecture: Power & Sex: America's War on Sexual Rights, with Wattleton, Pollitt, Herzog and Paltrow   3

Marquand Roundtable Conversation. 3

Moral Philosophy Working Group Session. 3

Lecture: “An Exceptional Empire: Race and War in US Globalism”. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Classifieds. 3

Needed/Lost and Found. 3

ISO: Help for YDS Advent Party. 3

ISO: Ride Share to SBL/Boston. 3

Employment 3

Instructional Innovation Internship. 3

Your Place Youth Center 3

Worship Opportunities. 3

University Church at Yale. 3



Academic Information



Fall Semester Deadlines


To:       YDS Faculty and students

From:   Emilie Townes, Associate 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)



Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship

The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 127), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2009, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study.

1. Your name.

2. Address and e-mail address.

3. Proposed course of study.

4. Estimated budget.

5. Name of faculty member who might be contacted regarding the student’s work in Bible





Spring Course: History of Biblical Interpretation

Professor Denys Turner and Professor Adela Yarbro Collins will be teaching a class on the History of Biblical Interpretation next semester (Thursdays 3:30 to 5:20).  We would like to get a sense of how many students are planning to take the course.  If you are interested in taking it, please reply to: Adela Yarbro Collins <>.


Lectures and Events


The Face of Immigration: What's  At Stake?

YCSJ, YDLA, and the Catholic Student Group invite you to participate in this discussion with Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies. Her research is primarily about transnational migration and feminicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She is a wonderful resource for the Yale community and is very active in community issues surrounding immigration and human rights. We will be discussing various facets of immigration, particularly demographics, Yale's role in this issue in New Haven, gender implications, and opportunities for activism and engagement with the New Haven immigrant community.  Dinner to be served from various ethnic restaurants in New Haven.  To learn more about Prof. Camacho, go here:

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 (6:00-7:30 PM)
RSV Room

Wordsmiths Time Change

Due to popular demand, we at Wordsmiths are contemplating a time change from 3.30 on Tuesdays to 5.30 on Tuesdays.   Please e-mail ( or if this would be preferable to you or if you would find this completely repulsive and/or absurd.  As of right now, we will have a workshopping meeting: TUESDAY Nov. 18, 5:30PM, Common Room


OMSC Lectures and Holiday Reception

Tuesday, November 18 (7:30PM)

Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven

November 21 (12:30PM)

Overseas Ministries Study Center

December 10 (4:00-6:00PM

Overseas Ministries Study Center

Interfaith Gathering in Response to New Haven Shelter Issue

New Haven has cut funding to the Overflow Shelter which houses around 125 people during the winter months.  Informed by religious and secular values, we know that we cannot allow members of our New Haven community to go shelter-less this winter.  With this in mind, we invite you to join in an Interfaith Gathering.  Contact:

Monday, November 17 (8:00PM)

Dwight Hall Chapel


Watch the Inaugural Celebration for President Serene Jones Live Online

Sixteenth President of Union Theological SeminaryLive Broadcast, November 17, 6 p.m.If you cannot be there in person, please a live broadcast of the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Union is available (

Monday, November 17, 2008 (6:00PM)

Riverside Church, New York


Medical School Lecture: “Making Martini’s for My Father”

You are cordially invited to a lecture to be delivered by Mark Saltzman, MD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University School of Medicine.  Medicine is inescapably associated with the giving and taking of drugs.  The idea that we can improve our lives by the addition of chemicals--drugs, alcohol, trace ingredients in food--is   firmly entrenched in our lives.  In this lecture, Dr. Saltzman presents a personal account of drug delivery, from the perspective of a giver or maker of medicine. How long do medicines last? What things remain, when the last molecule of medicine is gone?

Thursday, November 20, 2008 (5:00PM)

Anlyan Auditorium on 300 Cedar Street. 


US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit at Yale Law School

The Dean and Faculty invite you to attend

Oral argument at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Sitting at Yale Law School.  Observers are advised to allow enough time to pass through a metal detector and are strongly requested not to bring pocketbooks, backpacks, briefcases,  or similar items.  No food or drink will be allowed in the Court.  Free and open to the public

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Levinson Auditorium

9:00AM Opening Remarks - Professor Daniel Markovits

10:00AM -12:00PM Cases to be heard are: U.S.A v. Boubacar Bah (07-4370-cr), U.S.A. v. Mohamed Bahaa El din Hamdy (07-1129-cr), Carrie Gorton v. Sullivan County BOCES (07-3190-cv), David H. Weintraub v. Board of Education of the City, et. al (07-2376-cv), James E. Pietrangelo, II v. U. S. Army (07-3124-cv), Olga Sergueeva v. Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. Atty General (07-2238-ag)


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).


YDS Visiting Fellow (Dr Tian Ling) Lecture: “Changes in University Culture and the Implications of Christianity: The Case of Peking University

Dr Tian Ling, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Pecking University will present a lecture on “Changes in University Culture and the Implications of Christianity: The Case of Peking University.”  In this lecture, Dr Ling will explore the process of China’s learning from the West and its relations with the founding of Peking University by discussing the relationship between social historical background and the shaping of the culture of Peking University. This lecture will also show her interpretation of the essence of the culture of Peking University and reasons for and evidences of the change in the culture of Peking University. Finally, the implications of the change in the culture of Peking University to Christianity will be presented.  Light refreshments to follow.  For further information, please email to Dr. Paul Stuehrenberg, Director of

Visiting Fellow Program:

20 November Thursday, 2008 (4:30PM)

ISM Great Hall.


German Table Starting Up

The German Table will kick off this week.  Contact

Tuesday, November 18 (12:00PM)



Meet and Greet with Coordinator of Muslim Life at Yale

Meet & Greet with Omer Bajwa, the Coordinator of Muslim Life.  Please join us to create and decorate your own cupcakes!!  Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.  Contact

Tuesday, November 18 (7:00PM)

Davenport Common Room


Thanksgiving Dinner at HGS

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey & vegetarian main dishes, international foods, American side dishes, soft drinks,& dessert, served in the HGS Dining Hall.  One-price for all you can eat, with 2 timed seatings (5 pm and 6:15 pm).  Dinner Open to all G&P students, post-docs and families; NOT included in the meal plan- everyone must purchase a ticket to attend.  Tix Price: $6 for Adults, $3 for children 3-13, under 3 free; purchase tix IN ADVANCE at McDougal Box office, 125 HGS; or at International Center OISS,421 Temple Street.  Accepting cash or check withYale ID, limited seats- this will sellout.

            Monday, November 24 (5:00 & 6:15 PM)

            Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall (320 York St)


Lecture: "Does God Love Free Markets? The Origins of 'Fusionism' in the United States"

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society welcomes: Brian Steensland, Department of Sociology, University of Indiana.  He is the author of The Failed Welfare Revolution, which examines the rise and fall of guaranteed income policies as a strategy to reform the American welfare system in the 1960s and 1970s. Based on original research in presidential archives as well as analyses of media coverage, the book highlights the role that cultural factors played in shaping welfare policy development. (

Tuesday, November 18th 11:45-1:20 PM 

8 Prospect Place, Room 119


Lecture: Religion and Psychology- "The Subjectivity of the Third:  Job's Inadequate Innocence and God Audacious Inadequacy."

Angella Son, Associate Professor of Psychology of Religion, Drew University.  Hosted by Yale Divinity Korean/Asian Association.  Contact:

Wednesday, November 19th (4:30- 6:00 PM)

RSV Room (Reception follows)


CUNY Lecture: Power & Sex: America's War on Sexual Rights, with Wattleton, Pollitt, Herzog and Paltrow

How will the new administration handle the feminist agenda? Obama’s victory and the vote against abortion bans in Colorado and South Dakota brought some sexual rights back from the edge of a political precipice, but others remain in the balance. Join scholars, journalists, and policy makers to talk about America’s ongoing war on sexual rights. Participants include Dagmar Herzog, author of Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics and Professor of History, Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt, and Faye Wattleton, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women. Discussant: Rosalind Petchesky, author of Sexuality, Health and Human Rights and Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Moderated by Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
            November 17, Monday (7:00PM)

Elebash Recital Hall
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave (btwn 34th & 35th)


Marquand Roundtable Conversation

For the second time this semester the Marquand Chapel Team invites you to join us for a lunchtime roundtable discussion.  Bring your lunch and bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas for our ecumenical worship life in Marquand. If you have questions, please contact Christa Swenson (

Tuesday, November 18 (12:30PM)

YDS Common Room


Moral Philosophy Working Group Session

Markus Labude will discuss his intriguing paper, "Deserved Pre-Punishment."

Wednesday 19 November (4:00-6:00PM)

LC 211


Lecture: “An Exceptional Empire: Race and War in US Globalism”

Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization presents Nikhil Pal Singh, Family Professor of History, University of Washington, Seattle.  The talk will explore the reciprocal relationships between race, racism and war-making in US political culture since WWII, with an emphasis upon the period since 9/11. It is particularly concerned to unravel the paradox by which US wars are simultaneously legitimated in anti-racist terms and productive of new logics of racial abjection.

November 17, 2008 (4:30PM)

63 High St, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211


Ministry Resource Center

The Ministry Resource Center invites you to check out posters, music, CDs, DVD to



Needed/Lost and Found

ISO: Help for YDS Advent Party

Friends, The annual advent party is quickly approaching! We need lots of help with this,
and I'm wondering if you would be willing to help with the set up? The party is
December 9, and we need a setup crew, available for some time between 3:00-6:00
pm. As the date approaches, we can find specific times to work around people's
class schedules. If you're able to help out, please email

ISO: Ride Share to SBL/Boston

Are you going to Boston next weekend (Nov. 21-23) for SBL? Do you have space in your vehicle, or are you looking for a ride?  Send me an e-mail with your status (how many extra seats you have, or if you need a ride) and the approximate days and times that you were hoping to travel. I'll compile all the responses and send them out to everyone who e-mailed me, rather than attempting to matchmake groups, but I figure that this may reduce some of the usual Dalemail flurry!  Esther (



Instructional Innovation Internship

Instructional Innovation Internships are available for Spring, Summer or Fall 2009.  Pay rate starts at $15/hr. Flexible scheduling available.  Looking to learn web 2.0? Want to work one on one with faculty? Create and use web technologies to enhance the curriculum at Yale. Join our group and work with instructional technologists and library specialists to help Yale faculty bring technology to teaching. Training and equipment provided. Great for your future. Great for Yale.  For more information email Applications available online at

Your Place Youth Center

Recently I co-founded Your Place: Youth Center. Our mission is to end violence by creating an alternative to gangs. We serve teens ages 13-17 some of whom have been arrested for minor offenses and are now being given a second chance through the Juvenile Review Board. Each session we serve about 40 teens throughout New Haven and Hamden. Your Place consists of a 6 week session in the summer and 12 week sessions in the Fall and Spring. Our Spring session groups start Feb. 20th.  Spring volunteer trainings are at the end of January and the beginning of February. Our summer session begins Monday July 5th. We need many volunteers this summer. We also have two paid positions for which will begin interviewing in January. Please email me if you have any questions.  Your Place will be hosting volunteer information sessions and sign ups in the common room at Yale Divinity School from 11am - 1:15pm on Monday Nov. 17 and Tuesday Nov. 18. Stop by to ask questions, get more details, and sign up if you want!  In peace, Jane C. E. Jeuland ( 

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).