We have received word of the death of Dr. Dody Donnelly, who taught at several schools in the GTU. She died in San Rafael on April 6, and there will be a memorial Mass for her on Friday, May 10 at 10.30 AM at the McLean Chapel on the campus of Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amnesty International www.amnestyusa.org.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:41am
In an April 3 announcement, President Donahue informed the GTU community of recent changes in leadership.
Maureen Maloney, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, currently on loan to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), accepted a position as Vice President with WASC, having served the GTU for 18 years. Donahue commented that her selection was a "tremendous testimony to Maureen’s talent and professional leadership abilities."
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 2:53pm
Robert Benedetto, Director of the Graduate Theological Union’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, has been selected to receive Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnae/i Award for Excellence in Academia. Each year, PTS recognizes four graduates in Specialized Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, and Mission Ministry, in addition to the academy. He will attend and participate in events April 24-26 as part of this award.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:42pm
On April 5, Waqas Sajjad, Fulbright Scholar and GTU Ph.D. student in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religion, presented his paper entitled “Christians and Muslim Minorities in Pakistan - The Missing Discourse” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) at Seton Hall University.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 4:06pm
Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, received an invitation to Warsaw by Anna Cialowicz, the Polish translator of Hillel Seidman's “Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto.” Hillel was a Jewish historian, Yiddish journalist, and community activist, in addition to being Naomi's late father. The diary will be published in Poland this spring, coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the largest Jewish revolt of World War II.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:14pm
The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) marked its 25th anniversary in 2012. A bridge between campus and community, a connection of academe and the arts, the Center is a GTU-affiliated autonomous non-profit providing “theological reflection and practice through educational curriculum in arts and religion and to present related arts programs that enhance the GTU community.”
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:33pm
The motto of the Graduate Theological Union is “where religion meets the world,” but what does it mean? It’s easy to draw a line between what is “sacred” and “secular” (often whatever is not “sacred”), but that’s not quite it either since religion is part of the world we know and the world interacts with religion. Rather, our motto emphasizes where faith traditions purposefully encounter people and events, sometimes in unique ways — describing this encounter as crossroads, bridges, and dialogue.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:29pm