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2013-14 Newhall Fellows

Project Student Faculty

Introduction to Islam

Ali Ataie

Munir Jiwa

Hellenism, Judaism, and Empire

Ashley Bacchi

Deena Aranoff

Israelite House Religion

Jose Balcells

Aaron Brody

Liturgy and Music in East and West

The Berkeley-Jerusalem Fellowship at the Graduate Theological Union and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Pardes logoThe Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship for students pursuing an M.A. in Jewish Studies at the GTU, with supplementary studies at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.

Nelson (Ph.D ‘06) named Director of Pastoral Program at Wabash College

Derek NelsonWabash College President Patrick White has announced the appointment of Derek Nelson as the new director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. Nelson, who is a member of the Wabash College Religion Department, succeeds the founding director and his appointment is effective January 1.

Tizon to co-lead Evangelicals for Social Action

Al TizonWhen Ron Sider, a prominent evangelical voice for social justice, steps down from his post as president of Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) in June 2013, GTU alumnus F. Albert "Al" Tizon will share the reins. Tizon (Ph.D. '05) will serve as co-president of the organization with Paul Alexander, a graduate of Baylor, in a "consensus model," according to a post on the organization's website.

Berkeley Geography students chart GTU and Holy Hill

GTU Master Plan Phase IIIThree UC Berkeley undergraduate Geography students, Vanessa Fernandez, Robert Lee and Alyssa Kies, began a blog (http://holyhillberkeley.wordpress.com/) in November about the Northside of Berkeley campus affectionately known as Holy Hill. The blog is a course project for Urban Geography of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jennifer Howe Peace will deliver 2013 Surjit Singh Lecture

Jennifer Howe Peace, (Ph.D. ’05), Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education), a joint venture of ANTS and Hebrew College will deliver the 2013 Surjit Singh Lecture on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00pm.

Redeeming Judgment by Dale Patrick

Redeeming JudgmentWipf and Stock (June 2012)

Dale Patrick earned his Th.D. in 1971 from the Graduate Theological Union. He was appointed to the faculty at Drake University in 1985 and remained until retirement in 2008. Since then he, with his wife, have been teaching at United Theological College, Harare, Zimbabwe, as volunteers in mission.

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Second Annual Womanist Symposium in January 2013

The Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Berkeley are teaming up to offer the second annual Womanist Symposium entitled “But Who Do They Say I Am?”

The symposium will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at McGee Avenue Baptist Church, 1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Lecture Series

Noam PiankoThe Center for Jewish Studies presents a four-part lecture series entitled: “Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People?: Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Age.” The series will be given by Noam Pianko.

Two First-year Doctoral Students Receive FTE Doctoral Fellowships

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that two doctoral students, Leslie Bowling-Dyer and Diandra Chretain, who began their studies in Fall 2012, are also in the 2012 class of The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) North American Doctoral Fellows.

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