On a beautiful Thursday afternoon in Berkeley, fifty-seven graduates were honored at the GTU's 2016 Commencement Exercises. This year’s commencement ceremony was held on May 12, at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross. Replay the live video stream of this year's commencement.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:18pm
The Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, California, has announced the hiring of Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies. Dr. Kim will begin his service at the GTU in January 2017.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:31am
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced that Dr. Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Graduate Theological Union, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016. Dr. Seidman is among a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists selected to receive the prestigious award this year; Fellows for 2016 were chosen from a field of nearly 3,000 applicants.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 2:55pm
The GTU is deeply saddened to report news of the death of the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin, President of the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Dr. Martin died suddenly on Wednesday, March 23, during a trip to Denver.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:42am
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has given the Graduate Theological Union the endowed Ian G. Barbour Chair in Theology and Science and two endowed fellowships, the Russell Family Fellowship in Religion and Science and the Charles H. Townes Graduate Student Fellowship in Theology and Science. These gifts, valued at nearly $2.1M, mark the latest and most significant step in the year-long transition through which CTNS will shift from being an independently incorporated GTU affiliate to an internal program of the GTU.
Submitted by communications on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:13pm
The GTU is saddened to share the news of the death of Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé, a long-time professor at Starr King School for the Ministry and a member of the GTU's core doctoral faculty. Copied below is an announcement sent out to the SKSM community by President Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt. All of us at the GTU mourn his passing and send sympathy to his family and colleagues.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:29am
The Graduate Theological Union mourns the loss of the Rev. Dr. James Noel, a cherished member of the GTU community who died on Sunday, January 31, 2016. An alum of both SFTS (MDiv, 1975) and the GTU (PhD, 1999), Dr. Noel was the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion at San Francisco Theological Seminary, served on the GTU's core doctoral faculty, and was convener of the GTU's Black Church/Africana Studies Certificate Program.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 1:39pm
The Graduate Theological Union has received a grant of $35,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support Madrasa-Midrasha: Interreligious Education Programming during 2016. Madrasa-Midrasha is a collaborative effort between the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:14pm