THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

December 14, 2008

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Academic Information. 1

Fall Semester Deadlines. 1

Final Exam Schedule. 2

Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship. 3

Notice About Transcript Requests from the Registrar’s Office. 3

Graduate and Post-Doc Fellowships from YIISA: The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism   3

Lectures and Events. 3

Yale Center on Bioethics Internships. 3

Book Talk: “Hospital”. 4

“Peacekeeping:  Testing the Limits of the Concept of an International Community”. 4

Upcoming Programs at Auburn Seminary. 4

Upcoming Retreats at Kirkridge Retreat Center 4

Ministry Resource Center 4

Lecture: “Facing the Global Financial Crisis: Reflection and Action from a Global Perspective”. 4

Yale Divinity Library Hours for Holiday Break. 4

Call for Papers: “A Secular Age: Tracing the Contours of Religion and Belief”. 4

Lecture: " Institutionalizing Evangelical Activism: From Falwell to Focus on the Family" 4

Recess Security Procedures from the Yale Police. 4

Classifieds. 4

Employment 4

On-Call Chaplain. 4

Cat-Sitter 4

 

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

 

Notice About Transcript Requests from the Registrar’s Office

Students requesting transcripts to be sent the month of December, please have your request in to the Registrar's office (Seabury, 1st floor) no later than Friday, December 19th.  After that date there is no guarantee that the request can be filled before the winter recess.

 

Graduate and Post-Doc Fellowships from YIISA: The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism

YIISA invites applications for available post-doctorate research fellowships and graduate fellows in the final stages of their PhDs commencing in September 2009, tenable for one year, with possible renewal for one further academic year. Applications are welcome from candidates from all academic disciplines, with a strong background in the study of antisemitism and related fields. The goal of the fellowship is to support the work of emerging leading scholars whose research is focused on the study of antisemitism and to devote their efforts to further their research agenda and professional development generally.  (http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000586645-01&pg=s&cc=). 

Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2009.  For more information, visit www.yale.edu/yiisa or call 203.432.5239

Lectures and Events

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Yale Center on Bioethics Internships

We are now accepting applications for the Yale Bioethics Center’s Summer Internship Program 2009.  In 2008, the program will include: (1) a series of lectures surveying the field of bioethics; and (2) a set of intensive seminars given in 4-week increments on special topics such as neuroethics, stem cell research, or care for the dying. Lectures and seminars will be presented by scholars from Yale or other universities. Lecture attendance is compulsory and required reading assignments will be distributed weekly. A series of seminars will be offered to stimulate discussion and a deeper consideration of ethical issues. Students can sign up for a specific seminar series.  Please contact carol.pollard@yale.edu for more information.

 

Book Talk: “Hospital”

You are cordially invited to a lecture to be delivered by Julie Salomon, author of recently published book, “Hospital”, glowingly reviewed by JAMA, The Economist, and The New York Times. The presentation is entitled: “Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids.  Julie Salamon had the rare opportunity to spend a year observing the inner workings of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, a large, urban hospital where sixty-seven languages are spoken. She came to understand the multiplicity of demands on the system and on the people working within it: technological, cultural, spiritual, psychological, financial, bureaucratic­and, yes, medical.  Salamon addresses crucial questions about modern medical care, including: Is there a way to foster respect between medical professionals, and between doctors and nurses and their patients? How can hospital management help people working in the hospital improve systems that will make the experience less frightening and frustrating for patients and their families?

Thursday, December 18 (5:00PM)

333 Cedar Street, Beaumont Room

 

 “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: 

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations 2000-2008

United Nations.  “Peacekeeping:  Testing the Limits of the Concept of an International Community.”  Reception to follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

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

            Yale Law School, Faculty Lounge

 

Upcoming Programs at Auburn Seminary

Auburn Seminary has a series of events to which you’re invited… (www.auburnsem.org)



 

Upcoming Retreats at Kirkridge Retreat Center

You’re invited to a series of upcoming programs… www.kirkridge.org.

 

Ministry Resource Center

The Ministry Resource Center wishes you a meaningful Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season and academic break (after this exam week is over)…

We're open through Dec. 23 and again on Jan. 5.

 

Lecture: “Facing the Global Financial Crisis: Reflection and Action from a Global Perspective”

Spain's Vice President Fernandez de la Vega Sanzto Speak at Union Seminary.  All are welcome (www.utsnyc.edu.).

            Tuesday, December 16 (11:30AM-12:00PM)

            Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall

 

Yale Divinity Library Hours for Holiday Break

-         Saturday – Sunday        Dec. 20-21              CLOSED

-         Monday-Tuesday          Dec. 22-23              8:30 am–5pm

-         Wednesday  Dec. 24 –  Sunday  Jan. 4  CLOSED

-         Monday - Friday           Jan. 5-9                  8:30 am–5pm

-         Saturday – Sunday        Jan. 10-11               CLOSED

Regular hours resume Monday – January 12, 2009

 

Call for Papers: “A Secular Age: Tracing the Contours of Religion and Belief”

Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, is holding an international interdisciplinary conference and graduate summer school entitled “A Secular Age: Tracing the Contours of Religion and Belief” from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th June 2009 (www.materdei.ie).  We welcome the submission of papers by those who are currently engaged in research in this area. Papers will be presented at the concurrent sessions of the conference and speakers will be allotted approximately 20 minutes presentation time followed by a 10 minute question and answer session.

 

Lecture: " Institutionalizing Evangelical Activism: From Falwell to Focus on the Family"

The MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Society welcomes: Nancy T. Ammerman, Department of Sociology and School of Theology, Boston University.  "Institutionalizing Evangelical Activism: From Falwell to Focus on the Family."  (www.yale.edu/macmillan/rps).  Discussant – Molly Worthen, Department of Religious Studies.  Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, December 16th (12:00-1:20 PM)

8 Prospect Place, Room 119

 

Recess Security Procedures from the Yale Police

Please visit www.yale.edu/securityawareness for safety tips and www.yale.edu/parkingandtransit for shuttle information; also visit http://www.yale.edu/securityawareness/offcampus.html for New Haven services information.

Classifieds

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Employment

On-Call Chaplain

 

Calling all YDS students/faculty/staff with at least one unit of CPE-- The Department of Religious Ministries at Yale-New Haven Hospital is recruiting good people to cover PAID overnight on-call chaplaincy shifts.  If you are interested, (and you should be after this captivating pitch) contact richard.beattie@ynhh.org.

Cat-Sitter

I'm heading to Houston for the holidays to visit the folks and am in desperate need of someone to look in on my two cats in my downtown apartment... Bill (sumo-fat, middle-aged, orange, a love-muffin) and Olivia (chubby, totally neurotic, also a love-muffin) need a kind soul to peek in on them, feed and water them, scoop their litter box, and (especially in Bill's case) love them, every couple of days between Sunday, December 21st, and Thursday, January 8th. I will PAY!!! (with money and with undying gratitude).  Please email me at lisa.levy@yale.edu