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Five YDS graduates have been named recipients of distinguished alumni awards for 2007 and will be formally honored at an Oct. 9 banquet during Convocation and Reunions week. Honorees are Will D. Campbell '52 B.D.; Rita Ferrone '83 M.Div.; Joseph C. Hough, Jr. '59 B.D., '65 Ph.D.; Frederick H. Talbot '57 M.Div.; and Otis Young '57 B.D.

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Paul Stuehrenberg Paul Stuehrenberg, YDS librarian and associate professor (adjunct) of theological literature, made a trip to China March 11-23 that was aimed at developing relationships with institutions dedicated to studying Christianity in China. He sees some promising opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration. >Go to story

Letty Mandeville RussellLetty Mandeville Russell, one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and longtime member of the Yale Divinity School faculty, died Thursday, July 12 at her home in Guilford, CT. She was 77.

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Ronald and Janet EvansIn tribute to the service of Ronald Evans '70 B.D. and his wife, Janet, the First Congregational Church of Darien (CT) has given an initial gift to establish a scholarship in their honor at Yale Divinity School. >Go to story

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Yale, and the company that installed the 40.29-kilowatt DC solar array on Fisher Hall hosted a dedication ceremony at YDS on July 24.  The 210 solar panels generate about 17 percent of the annual electric requirements of the dormitory. 

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Lana Schwebel, assistant professor of religion and literature at the Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School from 2002-2006, died on July 7 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Siberia. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 11 in Forest Hills, NY. >Go to story

Joel Baden, a specialist in the Pentateuch and Biblical Hebrew, joins the YDS faculty in 2007-08 as assistant professor of Old Testament.  He is particularly interested in the issue of Pentateuchal and Deuteronomistic composition and redaction. >Go to story

The Institute of Sacred Music is sponsoring a yearlong series of events in celebration of the new meantone organ in Marquand Chapel, which is being installed this summer. The organ will be inaugurated with a festive series of events October 5-6, 2007. >Go to story

The 2007 David M. Stowe Fellows are Gu Jun of the Research Center of Overseas Sinology at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Laszlo Gonda, a senior lecturer in mission and ecumenical studies at the Debrecen Reformed Theological University (Hungary). The Stowe Fellowship is intended to help scholars use the Day Missions Collection at the YDS Library. >Go to story

Convocation and Reunions will take place Oct. 8-11 on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. Registration forms were included in the brochure all YDS alumni were sent earlier this year, but additional forms and the entire schedule are available on the Convocation and Reunions web site.

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The Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign has begun a "Gifts of a Lifetime" initiative focusing on life income gifts.  With these gifts, the donor transfers an asset and retains, or provides for another person or persons, an income for life. >Learn more about Planned Gifts to YDS

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YDS Annual Fund exceeds 2006-07 goals
"I want to extend my deep thanks to all who gave so generously in 2006-07 to the Annual Fund, which is entirely devoted to financial aid for students," said Dean Harold Attridge.  "It is this kind of support that allows us to bring the most qualified and dedicated students to YDS." By the end of the fiscal year, Yale Divinity School had exceed its 2006-07 Annual Fund cash goal of $380,000 by more than $20,000, with a total of $401,594. Out of a donor base of 6,428 persons, 2,418 made contributions, representing a participation rate of 38 percent.  The 2006-07 campaign fell just short of its participation goal of 40 percent. It is not too early to begin thinking about an Annual Fund gift for 2007-08! 

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