The decision by the Franciscan School of Theology to affiliate with the University of San Diego and to move its campus to Southern California is an occasion to thank the Franciscans for the wonderful work they have done since they joined the GTU consortium in 1968. The presence of extremely talented faculty, staff, and students has contributed greatly to the intellectual and religious climate that has made the GTU one of the most distinctive centers of theological learning in the country. We will miss FST and the FST community greatly.
Hartford Seminary President Heidi Hadsell announced Monday that The Rev. Dr. Uriah Kim, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, has been appointed to a three-year term as Academic Dean of Hartford Seminary.
Hadsell praised Kim for the dedication, skill and enthusiasm that he has brought to the position since he became interim dean in August. The new appointment is retroactive to July 1.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:47pm
Women’s Studies in Religion will host their 2nd Student Conference on Women and Religion on March 1, 2013. They are inviting submissions from all GTU students in any program. (Submissions from non-students will not be accepted.)
All proposal submissions are due November 1, 2012. Proposals (maximum 1000 words) with accompanying application, outline, and bibliography can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 2:22pm
Robert John Russell, the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in residence at the Graduate Theological Union, has published a new book titled Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics, and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 10:05am
Rev. Dr. James Noel, the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion at SFTS, will deliver this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture on November 8. His lecture is entitled “Black Religion in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime.’”
Submitted by communications on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 4:56pm
Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D., became president of the University of San Diego in July, 2003. During her extensive career in education, Lyons has enjoyed rich and varied experiences as a teacher, professor and administrator. Before taking the helm at USD, Lyons was president of the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. Earlier in her career she was the academic dean and professor of Rhetoric and Homiletics at the Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
Submitted by communications on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 9:53am
The May 10 ceremonies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross recognized 62 graduates who completed their degrees in Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. Thirty-six students graduated with a Master of Arts degree, five received a Master of Arts with a concentration in Biblical Languages, and twenty-one received the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:30am
Graduate Theological Union announced Pacific School of Religion Professor Boyung Lee as the 2012 recipient of its Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award during its May Commencement ceremony. In response to accepting the award, Lee said, "Most of my teachings for doctoral students have been through special reading courses on postcolonial, poststructuralist, feminist or critical pedagogies and through my ongoing mentoring work for them, especially for students of color. I consider my mentoring work for students of color as important as my classroom teachings, and thus I have offered two workshops for women of color students during this academic year through the Women’s Studies in Religion Program."
Submitted by communications on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 12:00am