THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

November 30, 2008

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academic Information. 2

Fall Semester Deadlines. 2

Final Exam Schedule. 2

Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship. 3

YDS Mailroom Keys/Info. 3

Lectures and Events. 3

This Week In Marquand. 3

The Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship. 3

Religion and Civic Life: 3

A Conversation with Richard John Neuhaus & Philip Gorski 3

“Joy!” New Haven Chorale Concert 3

Lutheran World Relief Trip to Columbia. 3

Beatitudes Fellowship. 3

Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Protest and Presentation. 3

Holidays in Downtown New Haven. 3

Chapel and Broadway Districts. 3

Audubon District 3

Tony Blair Faith Foundation Benefit Concert 3

Donations Sought for United Way of New Haven. 3

Trip to the United Nations with the Presbyterians. 3

Interfaith Service Trip Opportunities. 3

3rd Annual New Orleans Interfaith Trip Info Session. 3

Overnight interfaith service trip to New York. 3

Write a Reflection on Election Night 2008. 3

Spring Break in New Haven. 3

Ministry Resource Center 3

Lecture: “Peacekeeping:  Testing the Limits of the Concept of an International Community”. 3

Auburn Seminary Programs. 3

Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization Lectures: “Racial Formations: Thinking at the Limit” and “Rivers of Blood: Raciality, Violence, and the Possibility of Global Justice”. 3

Classifieds. 3

For Sale. 3

Judith Dupré Books. 3

Patristic Book. 3

Needed/Lost and Found. 3

Ride available as far as North Florida. 3

Housing. 3

ISO: Apartment 3

Westville Cottage for Rent 3

Employment 3

Cat-sitting over Christmas Break. 3

 

Academic Information

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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.

Extensions:

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)

S212

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)

S101

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry)

Broholm S202

 

Wednesday, December 17

9-12 noon.

Rel. 731

Advanced Medieval/Renaissance Latin (Johnson)

S101

9-12 noon.

Rel. 739

Evangelicalism (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Brand)

S100

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 604

Elementary Hebrew (Kim)

S104

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 728

Beginning Medieval Latin (Johnson)

S101

                       

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)

S101

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)

S212

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)

S100

 

Friday, December 19

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 700

History of Western Christianity (Gordon)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 700

History of Western Christianity (Gordon)

S101

 

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

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND PROPOSED COURSE OF STUDY TO GRACE CHAO, Room N122, SEABURY, FIRST FLOOR,

BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009

 

YDS Mailroom Keys/Info

If you have not yet picked up your mailbox key, please do so at the front desk.  Payroll checks, direct deposit stubs, final papers/exams & all other important paperwork that flows through Campus Mail will be delivered to your mailbox.  Remember, mailboxes are reassigned prior to the beginning of every academic year.  Your key should be returned at the front desk at the end of the school year.  If you still have your key from last year, please return it immediately.  If you misplace your key, there is a $25 fee to replace it, and you will not have access to your mail until the fee is paid.  Please make checks payable to Yale University.

Lectures and Events

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This Week In Marquand

**Panels from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be hanging in Marquand Chapel from Tuesday morning December 2 to Friday afternoon December 5.  The community is invited to view the Quilt whenever the chapel is not in use.

 

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

 

The Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

The Fellowship provides Yale students with the opportunity to work in focused, full-time summer internships with our neighbors.  More than 400 Yale University students have contributed over 100,000 hours of community service to New Haven non-profit and public sector agencies since President Levin established the fellowship program in 1994.  Fellowship placements range from eight to eleven weeks, from the end of May through August.  More information about the Fellowship as well as application forms are available at our web site at http://www.yale.edu/ppsf/ or reginald.solomon@yale.edu.  The application deadline is Monday, January 16, 2008.  Information meeting:

Tuesday, December 2 (6:00PM)

WLH (100 Wall St), Room 208

 

Religion and Civic Life:

A Conversation with Richard John Neuhaus & Philip Gorski

Father Richard John Neuhaus is the author of, among other books, Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy, and the Splendor of Truth, and the Editor-in-Chief of First Things, a monthly publication of the Institute on Religion and Public Life. Philip Gorski is a Professor of Sociology at Yale University and Co-Director (with Julia Adams) of Yale's Center for Comparative Research (CCR); his most recent book is The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Growth of State Power in Early Modern Europe. John Torpey is a Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Wednesday, December 3 (7:00PM)

The Elebash Recital Hall

The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Ave)

 

 “Joy!” New Haven Chorale Concert

The Chorale's annual holiday celebration with our community! Maestro Bolkovac will lead Franz Joesph Haydn's elegant Missa Cellensis in C (Mariazeller-Messe) for chorus and orchestra, a selection of celebrative Bach cantata choruses, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for chorus and orchestra by Composer-in-Residence Britt.

Sunday, December 14 (4:30PM)

            Trinity Lutheran Church (Corner of Orange and Wall Streets)

 

Lutheran World Relief Trip to Columbia

We have a few spots still available on our February 2009 trip to Colombia. Please consider going on this trip to learn about LWR's quest for peace in Colombia (http://lwr.org/study/Colombia/index.asp). We've also changed the original itinerary so we could significantly lower the price of the trip. If interested in applying, please email (rthernes@lwr.org ).  Scholarship funding may be available.

 

Beatitudes Fellowship

The Beatitudes Society is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2009 Fellowships Program. All fellowships are 8-weeks long and run from June 8- August3,  2009. The Beatitudes Society will provide students with a $3,000 stipend to help cover travel, housing and living expenses. Seminary and Divinity School students are welcome to apply for a Fellowship at one or more of the following organizations: Sojourners, Faith in Public Life, Bread for the World, Children’s Defense Fund, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, The Regeneration Project, United Religions Initiative, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Faith in Place and Interfaith Worker Justice. Applications are available at www.BeatitudesSociety.org/fellowships . The application deadline is February 8, 2009.

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Protest and Presentation

Farm workers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be in New Haven as a part of their Subway Northeast Truth Tour. This tour was just announced on Wednesday because Subway, unlike its counterparts McDonald's, Yum!Brands, and Burger King, has not worked with the CIW to improve farmworker wages and working conditions in the fields of its Florida tomato suppliers.  Members of the YDS, Yale University and New Haven communities are most welcome to join in this important public witness.  For more information, please feel free to contact Rahiel Tesfamariam, Nichole Flores, or Jessica Bass.

            Peaceful Protest

Sunday, December 7 (2:00PM)

Outside of the Subway on the Yale Green

            YDS Presentation

                        Monday, December 8 (12:30-1:30PM)

 

Holidays in Downtown New Haven

Chapel and Broadway Districts

Take a luminaria-lined stroll through the Town Green and up Chapel and York Streets to enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, popcorn, music from local school choirs, steel drum musicians, and more. Free horse and wagon rides from 5-9pm on December 4th, 11th, and 18th!

            Thursdays in December 5:00-9:00PM

Audubon District

New Haven's Arts District offers an afternoon of family-friendly events, including print card making at the Creative ARts Workshop, a candy-laden Santa, live jazz music from student musicians, free caricatures, and special offers from your local merchants.

Saturday, December 13th (12:00PM-3:00PM)

 

Tony Blair Faith Foundation Benefit Concert

Join friends, and family for an evening of lively international music to help eradicate malaria!  Performances include members of the Yale Alumni Chorus, St. Luke's School a cappella groups, and several special acts to be announced. Over 500 million people contract malaria each year, but together we can prevent spread of the disease.  Tickets are $10 per person, and each ticket is enough to protect a child from malaria through providing a bednet in endemic regions.  All proceeds go to malaria relief.  Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and Yale Engineering.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.yale.edu/music, or in person in the box office located in the lobby of Sprague Hall at 470 College Street in New Haven from 9 am to 5 pm, or by phone at 203-432-4158.  If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a participating group please contact the event chair at anna.stirgwolt@yale.edu.

September, December 13th (8:00PM)

 

Donations Sought for United Way of New Haven

This year the basic needs of the greater New Haven community are much more serious than in past campaigns. (http://uwgnhnews.blogspot.com/2008/11/data-snapshot-basic-needs-are.html).  This is the one campaign that Yale supports through easy payroll deductions.  So far eight of 121 members of the Divinity School community have pledged.  Thank you for giving serious consideration to a gift to Greater New Haven through United Way this year.  You may pledge online at: <www.yale.edu/unitedway > or print out a paper form at: <http://www.yale.edu/hronline/unitedway/07yalepledgeform.pdf >. 

Contact: Paul.Stuehrenberg@yale.edu.

 

Trip to the United Nations with the Presbyterians

The Presbyterian/Reformed fellowship and the Faith and Forum Group are organizing a trip to the PCUSA United Nations Office. It will involve a trip and a tour guide first to the UN office itself, and the meeting with a YDS alumn, an ordained Presbyterian minister Joel Hanisek, who heads the UN Office of the PCUSA http://www.pcusa.org/peacemaking/un/.  It will be a great opportunity not just to see the work of the UN, but also to meet with people of faith and talk about the intersection of faith, politics and social justice issues on the international level.  The trip is open to the whole YDS community, but if there is too many people, we might have to cap it.  Contact: kazimierz.bem@yale.edu.
            Friday, January 23 2009 (All day)

 

Interfaith Service Trip Opportunities

3rd Annual New Orleans Interfaith Trip Info Session

Interested in issues of interfaith dialogue and community service? Want to make your mark on the most ambitious urban renewal project in the United States?  Consider the Chaplain's Office Interfaith Service trip to New Orleans this Spring Break (March 8-15, 2009). For more information or an application, please email: delfin.bautista@yale.edu.

Overnight interfaith service trip to New York

The Chaplain's Office is organizing an interfaith service trip to New York City.  The trip will be February 6-7. The purpose of the trip is to have an immersion service experience while serving homeless individuals in various settings in the city. The total cost of the trip is $20. To sign up or for more information, please contact delfin.bautista@yale.edu or altaf.saadi@yale.edu.

 

Write a Reflection on Election Night 2008

Many of us wish we could relive November 4, 2008 again and again. Many of us have memories from that night that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. Why not share those memories with the rest of the Yale community?!?!  The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale is in the process of creating a special edition of the “211 Park Street” newsletter that will honor the historic election of this nation's first African American President-elect and inaugural proceedings that will take place on the day after the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.  We need YOU to help make this happen!  Please write a 100-400 word reflection on "Where Were You on the Night of the Election?" to be included in the newsletter. This may include your experiences and thoughts leading up to, during and in the aftermath of the final results. Pictures are welcome as well.  Email all submissions to rahiel.tesfamariam@yale.edu by Sunday, December 7th at 9pm.

 

Spring Break in New Haven

Wondering what to do for Spring Break? What you’re looking for might be closer than you think.  Spring Break in New Haven!  Get to know the city, its people, its resources, its challenges.  Make a contribution, meet great people (Yalies and otherwise) and have fun!  To sign up or for more info: rabbi.lina@yale.edu or callista.isabelle@yale.edu.  Sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office and other University groups.

 

Ministry Resource Center

MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER offers

 

Lecture: “Peacekeeping:  Testing the Limits of the Concept of an International Community”

The Dean and Faculty of Yale Law School invite you to the 2008-2009 Sherrill Lecture to be given by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations (2000 – 2008).  Reception to follow in the Alumni Reading Room

Monday, December 15, 2008 (4:30PM)

Yale Law School (Room 127)

 

Auburn Seminary Programs

Programs include “The Practice of Presbyterian Ministry,” and screening of the film, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” and many more.  (www.auburnsem.org).

 

Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization Lectures: “Racial Formations: Thinking at the Limit” and “Rivers of Blood: Raciality, Violence, and the Possibility of Global Justice”

“Racial Formations” by Paul Gilroy, sponsored by the Whitney and Betty Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Department of African American Studies, and The Initiative on Race, Gender, and Globalization.

            December 11 (4:30-6:00PM)

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona (SSS), 1 Prospect St, Room 114

“Rivers of Blood: Raciality, Violence, and the Possibility of Global Justice” by Denise Ferreira da Silva (Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego).  This talk introduces a critical tool, Scene of Nature, to guide analysis of how racial/cultural difference produces persons, legal-moral subjects that inhabit but the stage of violence. By focusing upon the productive force of post-Enlightenment political-symbolic devices, the ones the sciences of man and society have added to the arsenal of modern representation, Ferreira da Silva seeks to indicate how the privileging of raciality in critical works may help us to identify the necessary tools that will reconfigure the ethico-juridico terrain within which the "other of Europe" is always already positioned as an affectable "I," that is, modern beings that are with/out law and morality.

December 1 (4:30PM)

63 High St, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211

Classifieds

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For Sale

Judith Dupré Books

YDS student and author Judith Dupré’s books are all for sale in the bookstore.  And signed!  (www.judithdupre.com)

Patristic Book

Vol. 2, part 1 of the Nicene Faith by John Behr, while issuing me a credit for not sending me part 2. $13/BO/BG (baked goods).  Terry.Archambeault@yale.edu.

 

 

Needed/Lost and Found

Ride available as far as North Florida

I will be driving down 95 to Jacksonville, FL, on 12/19, if anyone is interested in a ride along the 95 route.  The only requirements are a fuel contribution and a high level of tolerance for hound dogs, Lyle Lovett and Christmas tunes... Contact Beth Tjoflat at marie.tjoflat@yale.edu.

 

Housing

ISO: Apartment

I am looking for a studio or small apartment for the January semester. I am willing to pay up to $700.  Ideally would like heat to be included. Parking nearby if possible.  No pets. 

Wanda Harris-Watkins (Whwatkins@aol.com).

Westville Cottage for Rent 

1500 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Completely Renovated), Hardwood Floors Throughout, Complete Exterior Renovations, Fully Insulated (Conserve Energy)

   Mahogany Front Porch with Swing, $1550 per month plus utilities.  Contact: Jim Pinckley (jcpinckley@aol.com).

 

Employment

Cat-sitting over Christmas Break

We have two friendly cats who need a place to stay over the Christmas holiday from Dec. 14th-January 18th. They come with food and a litter box!  It's not necessary that the same person do both times, and if someone can do most but not all of the time, send me an email anyway, and maybe we can work something creative out. We pay! Contact: shannon.farrand-bernardin@yale.edu