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The Road Ahead: What is Commencing?

Remarks by Dr. Judith Berling
GTU Commencement, Thursday, May 12, 2016

I want to join my voice in warmly congratulating you graduates on making it to this joyous day, and congratulating as well the spouses, partners, families, and friends who supported them along the way.  Well done, all of you!!

Persevera y Vencerás: An Abuelita’s Imperative for a Future in Progress

Reflections by Wendy Arce (PhD, 2016)
GTU Commencement, May 12, 2016

Celebrating the GTU Class of 2016!

May 12, 2016

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. 

GTU Announces the Hiring of Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean

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.

Naomi Seidman Is Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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.

The GTU and ABSW Mourn Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin

For Immediate release, March 24, 2016

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.

CTNS Gives GTU an Endowed Chair and Fellowships in Theology and Science Worth Nearly $2.1M

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.

Robert Benedetto to Retire as Library Director

For immediate release, February 17, 2016

Robert BenedettoAfter a decade of devoted service as Director of the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Robert Benedetto will be retiring at the end of February.

GTU Mourns the Loss of Ibrahim Farajajé

February 9, 2016

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.

James Anthony Noel (1948-2016): Prophet, Pastor, Professor, and Painter

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.


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