Lead StoryNew class welcomed to YDS in address by Kathryn Tanner

Just two days after Hurricane Irene barreled up the Eastern coast with devastating winds and rain, the sun shown brilliantly for Opening Convocation on Aug. 30, when students in the new class were officially welcomed and the new school year formally opened.  The incoming class numbers 130—75 women and 55 men—and includes slightly more M.A.R. candidates than M.Div. students.  Delivering the address at ceremonies in Marquand Chapel was Kathryn E. Tanner, the newly named Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology.
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Convocation and Reunions Oct. 10-12

Registration for Convocation and Reunions 2011 can be done easily and in a matter of minutes by using the convenient online registration form.   The Convocation and Reunions web page features the complete schedule of events, including lectures, worship services, the Sacramental Winers 20th anniversary concert, the Annual Meeting of alumni, the alumni dinner, reunion gatherings, and more. >Go to Reunions page

YDS Library digitizing its prized missions collection
LibraryIt will not be long—next spring—before another phase of YDS’s Day Missions Library digitization project is completed, making available to researchers around the world thousands of documents in the Library’s core collection of materials chronicling missions history and world Christianity. >Go to story

Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale launches new online journal
Journal imageAfter publication of more than two dozen print volumes of writings by 18th century theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards, followed by a massive digitization project that has made some 100,000 pages of Edwards’s writings accessible via the Internet, the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale has turned the page with the launch of a new online journal, Jonathan Edwards Studies. >Go to story

Sean McAvoy 11 M.A.R. named assistant director of admissions and recruiting

Jackie Phillips 12 M.Div.: faith, social justice, and community organizing

Marissa Rohrbach 12 S.T.M. reflects on week at Human Rights Campaign Summer Institute


Commemorative 9/11 exhibit, Sept. 6-30
MuralFrom Sept. 6-30, a 60-foot mural entitled “The Day” will hang in the Old Common Room, a centerpiece of YDS’s 10th anniversary commemoration of the 9-11 tragedy.  The mural was painted by the late artist Greg Etchison and exhibited at the Las Vegas Art Museum in 2004. Etchison is known for his use of unconventional color systems and deliberate distortions of form as a way to express personal and social concerns.  An exhibit reception will be held in the Old Common Room at 4 pm, Sept. 12. >Read More

Bainton Lecture, Oct. 6
Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church in the Theology Faculty at St. Cross College, Oxford, will deliver the 2011 Bainton Lecture on the topic "What if the Arians had won? A Reformation historian reconsiders the medieval Western Church." The lecture will begin at 5:30 pm Oct. 6 in Niebuhr Hall at Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St., New Haven.  A reception will follow in the Sarah Smith Gallery.

Annual Meeting of Alumni, Oct. 11
Convocation and Reunions is not only about lectures, worship, dinners, and engaging with friends.  There is a business component as well, and part of that business is the very important matter of the Annual General Meeting of the Alumni.  This year’s meeting is scheduled for Oct. 11, 4 pm.  Among the items on the agenda is the election of new members of the Alumni Board. >More information

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