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Noel named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

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.’”

Women Who Rock, Mary Lyons

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.

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Commencement 2012

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.

Boyung Lee, 2012 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient

Boyung Lee, Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Pacific School of Religion, is the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient for 2012Graduate 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."

Sacred Snapshots - A Review

Asia Project was a participating organization at the incredibly successful Sacred Snapshots at Pacific School of Religion on Saturday, April 21. The event allowed participants to get a taste, a "snapshot" if you will, of different religious traditions and practices. More than 200 people attended workshops and classes, including "Indian Christian Spirituality: Bhajans and Keerthanas" which was led by Asia Project Director Moses Penumaka.

Asia Project hosts opening reception for 27th Annual PANAAWTM Meeting

PANAAWTM presentationOn March 15, the Asia Project hosted the opening reception for the 27th annual meeting of Pacific, Asian and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM). The opening panel was hosted by Pacific School of Religion (PSR).  PANAAWTM is the oldest and (arguably) most important organization for Asian American Women's Studies in theology and religion in North America.

A Conversation with Kwok Pui Lan

A conversation co-sponsored by the Women's Studies in Religion, Asia Project at the GTU, and the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) 2012 Annual Conference "Abundant Life and Unjust Prosperity."

GTU Alumnus Gregory E. Sterling named Dean of Yale Divinity School

Yale University announced the appointment of Gregory E. Sterling, currently Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, as Dean of the Divinity School. Sterling earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a specialization in the New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union in 1990.

Students to Present at SBL International

Two GTU doctoral students in Biblical Studies were recently selected to present papers at the Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament section of the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Amsterdam in late July.

2012-13 Newhall Fellows

Project Student Faculty

Medieval Iberian Jews: Convivencia or Conflict

Susan L. Aguilar

Deena Aranoff

The Christian and the Animal Other

Mary A. Ashley

Carol Robb

Women in Chinese Islam

Courtney Bruntz

Judith Berling

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