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2013 Annual Institute of Buddhist Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (All day)

Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture

Keynote speaker Dr. Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania

Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Catholics and the Environment: A Student’s Address

As a recent article noted (“The ‘green’ pope: Benedict’s calls for creation earns notice”), Benedict XVI’s pro-active and public stance on the environment, both in writing and leadership, has earned him the moniker, the “green” pope.

GTU Presence at AAR/SBL 2012

As has been the case for a number of years, GTU alumni, faculty, and students will make a strong showing during the 2012 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). GTU connected persons will serve as 30 presenters, 7 panelists, 2 respondents, and 1 presider during SBL and 55 presenters, 6 panelists, 5 respondents, and 18 presiders during AAR. AAR and SBL are the central professional organizations for those engaged in religion and scholarship of the Bible.

Fall 2012 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society

Friday, November 2, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, November 3, 2012 (All day)

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Meeting of the Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) on Friday, November 2 from 2pm-8:30pm and Saturday, November 3 from 9 am–12pm in the Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

2013 Annual Women & Religion Student Conference

Friday, March 1, 2013 -
12:30pm to 6:30pm

Women's Studies in Religion host its 2nd Annual Student Conference on Women and Religion on March 1, 2013.

The Conference will take place in the Tucson Room at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley.

Time: 12:30pm-6pm. Reception following Conference. (2 units for whole conference, 1 unit for part) 

Navigating the MA Thesis Workshop

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 1:00pm

Presented by Fr. Chris Renz, OP, DSPT Academic Dean

DSPT Classroom 1, Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley

This workshop will provide a general overview of core requirements for MA students, including: source materials such as the Student Handbooks; how to align personal research interests with Faculty interests and skills; integrating elective courses with thesis research, and developing a realistic timeline for program completion. Essential tools and tips for new and returning students!


Professional Development - Mentoring

Professional Development - Mentoring

Mentoring is invaluable for both learning and teaching. The Professional Development Program aims to help students find and work with mentors, as well as develop skills for becoming mentors themselves.


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Professional Development - Research

Scholarship and Research Skills

The Scholarship and Research stream of the Professional Development Program include developing research skills. This page is accurate but still under development.

 Managing Stress in Grad School

Professional Development - Service

Professional Development - Service

The Graduate Theological Union prides itself on the contribution of its members to the larger community. Service to the community is integral in developing one's professional commitments to the world.

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