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The World Through Arab Eyes

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

Shibley TelhamiInternational House at UC Berkeley, Chevron Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Shibley Telhami (GTU M.A. '78), Anwar Sadat Chair, University of Maryland

Shibley Telhami (GTU M.A. ‘78) Media Appearance

Spotlight: Alumna explores fiction and faith

Laurie R. King (MA ‘84) was recently featured in an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel highlighting her career as a crime novelist exploring the connection between faith and fiction. King’s theological interests and training have found a creative outlet through crime novels.

Celebrated novelist, and proud Santa Cruzan, Laurie R. King has two great intellectual passions. As her international fan base is already aware, one of those is writing smart and gripping crime fiction. But, as few may know, the other is religion.

Alumna Burrus accepts appointment at Syracuse University

Virginia BurrusVirginia Burrus (GTU Ph.D. ’91, History) is leaving Drew University for a named chair at Syracuse. The announcement is at http://religion.syr.edu/About/NewsAccolades.html and it says:

Conjuring the Perfect Exorcism – Alumna and Student Advise on Horror Flick

The Conjuring movie posterWhen it comes to horror films, a dash of holy water, a priest waving a cross, and some unintelligible Latin usually provide enough legitimacy to make the most demonic possessions believable to the general population. But when brothers Chad and Carey Hayes set to writing their most recent screenplay, they wanted an accurate portrayal more than dramatic. Diana Walsh-Pasulka (M.A.

Spotlight on Paulist composer and recent graduate

Following our Commencement ceremony on May 9, 2013, newly minted Dr. Ricky Manalo ('13) was profiled by the Catholic Sentinel. During Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States, two of Manalo's compositions were selected for Mass.

Father Ricky Manalo, a priest in the Paulist order, earned a doctorate in Asian-American liturgical studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif.

Alumna Peace to receive Rothman Award for interreligious work

Jennifer Howe PeacePresident Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School and Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Shalom of Newton recently announced that Dr. Jennifer Peace (Ph.D. '05), Assistant Professor at Andover Newton, and Father Raymond Helmick, S.J. of Boston College, will share the 2013 Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious leadership.

Sophia Park, S.N.J.M. (Ph.D. '08) first to receive Irene Woodward Professorship in Arts and Humanities at Holy Names

Jung Eun Sophia ParkJung Eun "Sophia" Park, S.N.J.M. (Ph.D. '08) was recently awarded the first endowed academic position at Holy Names University in Oakland, the Irene Woodward Endowed Professorship in Arts and Humanities. Park is assistant professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Sale of Trinity Press Endows Prize for Faculty and Alumni

The Graduate Theological Union recently received a gift to support a competitive prize for graduates and faculty.

Escaping the Ivory Tower: Practical Theological Scholarship

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.

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