Graduate Theological Union


Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Judaism & Islam

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

An interreligious event featuring lectures by Dr. Deena Aranoff and Dr. Nargis Virani. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, as part of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

From Empathy to the Evolution of Compassion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

A CTNS Public Forum featuring Professor Celia Deane-Drummond

Dinner Board Room, GTU Library
Free and open to the public.

Story of the Prophet Joseph in Biblical and Qur’anic Narratives

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

Lectures by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto and Dr. Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. GTU Library Dinner Board Room, reception 5:30 pm and lecture 6:00-8:00 pm.


Presentations by Candidates for GTU Director of Library Services

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
As Graduate Theological Union discerns new leadership for the Library, we would like input from faculty, staff and students! Join us as each candidate presents on the topic "The Ideal Library of the Future in Light of the Current State of Libraries" followed by an open session of discussion.


First Annual CIS Student Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 8:00pm

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9:00-9:30 AM Coffee and Welcome

Dr. Riess Potterveld, President, GTU    

Dr. Uriah Y. Kim, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, GTU

Avivah Zornberg Lecture

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:30am


What if Joseph Hates Us”?  Closing the Book

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by Michelle Favreault (Starr King) Freight and Salvage- Arts Enrichment Grant Report

Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations by GTU students, faculty, and staff. Located in CARe's Doug Adams Gallery. Bring your sack lunch! Hosted the first Friday of each month from 12-1pm.


Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

free | all levels welcome | no experience necessary 45 minute yoga class in the Doug Adams Gallery the third Wednesday of each month. Come in your work clothes and take a break! Mats provided. 

12-12:45pm. Led by Lily Manderville (RYT-200 and CARe's Programs Manager)

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:30pm

After gathering in the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive lobby at 4:30pm, we'll hear a short talk about an artwork on display. Then, we can amble around the museum and/or go have a drink in the café! Check in the a CARe staff member for a complimentary ticket. Presenter: TBA GTU students, faculty, and friends are all welcome. BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley. 

Sunday Gallery Dialogues

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Joing "Reverberating Echoes" curator Carol Bier as she engages in Sunday afternoon discussion with colleagues from the GTU. Presenter: Dr. Robert Russell, Center for Theology and Natural Science and Ian Barbour Professor of Theology and Science

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom Verse? 5.21.2017 3:00pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Dada, Dido,
Dodo, Du Du:
Or, Who’s Afraid of
Wisdom Verse?

The Fourteenth Annual
Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry