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GTU Welcomes Dr. Kathryn Barush as Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathryn Barush as Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion. This faculty position is supported by the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr., Endowment in Art History and Religion for the benefit of both the GTU and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, where Dr. Barush will hold a courtesy appointment.

Dr. Riess Potterveld Elected President of the Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, CA - The Board of Trustees of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) has announced the election of Riess Potterveld as the next president of the GTU. Dr. Potterveld, who has served as the GTU’s acting president since July 1, 2013, was elected by the unanimous vote of attending board members at a meeting on June 20, 2014.

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.

CIS News March 2016

Congratulations to CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, who served as a consultant for an exhibition on "Symmetry and Islamic Art" at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu, curated by staff at Doris Duke's home at Shangri La, now a museum of Islamic art. Carol will present public programs in March at both institutions. 

 

CIS News April 2016

CIS is delighted to be a partner in the upcoming 7th annual international Islamophobia conference, as part of the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project, directed by Dr. Hatem Bazian at the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley. This year’s theme is, Islamophobia: Has a Tipping Point Been Reached? held April 22-23 at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. For further details, please see: www.irdproject.com

Enlivening Jewish Tradition

At the Center of Jewish Studies, the classical and the contemporary come together, producing new articulations of ancient themes.

By Deena Aranoff 

From the Spring 2016 issue of Currents, View PDF 

My CJS Journey

"My time at the Center for Jewish Studies set the foundation for a lifelong commitment to creating, fostering, and nourishing Jewish communal life." - Tania Lowenthall

by Tania Lowenthal

From the Spring 2016 issue of Currents, View PDF

Honoring Dr. Arthur G. Holder

In the summer of 2016, Dr. Arthur G. Holder will be retiring from his position as the GTU's Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs after 14 years of distinguished service. We are pleased that Dr. Holder will remain a member of the GTU's Core Doctoral Faculty as Professor of Christian Spirituality.

A Steady Hand

Throughout 14 years as GTU dean, Arthur Holder has led with wisdom and grace.

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