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Prospective and Admitted Students' Week, April 3-7, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day)

*Registration for this event is now closed. To be added to the waitlist, you may fill out the online form available here or contact for more information.

Aesthetics & the Divine

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, and Center for Religion & the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union for "Aesthetics and the Divine," featuring Francesco Spagnolo and Carol Bier. 

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 pm
Doug Adams Gallery
2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Poetry Reading

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Poetry Reading

Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations by Graduate Theological Union 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.



Sunday Gallery Dialogues

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm, Dr. Rossitza Schroeder, Center for the Arts & Religion

and Pacific School of Religion Associate Professor of Art and Religion



Course Design and Moodle Workshops

Monday, April 10, 2017 (All day)

These workshops are designed to guide faculty and doctoral students through current issues in pedagogy and technology.  All workshops will take place in the Collaborative Learning Space (formerly the "Teaching Lab") in the library.  A workshop with two dates indicates that the workshop is repeated.  Doctoral students who complete four of the seven workshops and submit a "Teaching Philosophy" to Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero qualify for receiving an official letter of completion.


Zotero Workshop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

Face-to-face workshop: Tuesday April 11th @12:30pm in the Collaborative Learning Space (formerly the Library Teaching Lab)


Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, April 19, 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 during you week. Mats provided! 12-12:45pm

Led by Lily Manderville (RYT-200 and CARe Programs Manager)

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, April 20, 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. Presented by Dr. Rossitza Schroeder (GTU-CARe and PSR Associate Professor of Art & Religion). GTU students, faculty, and friends are all welcome. BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley. 

Muslim Youth and Islamophobia In An Age of Empire: A Canadian Perspective

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Asian and Pacific Islander Program Initiative’s Annual Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies of Graduate Theological Union

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 pm Reception; 6:30 - 8:00 pm Lecture Badè Museum Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Speaker: Dr. Jasmin Zine, Professor of Sociology and the Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Luarier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Islamophobia & the End of Liberalism

Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)

The 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley, cosponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.




Presentations by Candidates for GTU Director of Library Services

Monday, April 24, 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.


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.

The GTU would like to acknowledge and thank The Walter and Elise Haas Fund for making this event possible. 

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.


Sustainable Societies: Interreligious, Interdisciplinary Responses

Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)

***Registration for the Sustainable Societies conference is now closed. For additional information, please contact***

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