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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.

Center for Jewish Studies Welcomes Deena Aranoff as Director

For immediate release, January 28, 2016

GTU Receives Funding for Madrasa-Midrasha Interreligious Programs

January 6, 2016

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.

GTU and Partners Stand Against Islamophobia

CIS Honors Fall 2015 MA Graduates

On behalf of the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, we are delighted to share with you that we have four more outstanding students who have completed their MA in Islamic Studies. Formal and official conferral of degrees will take place at the GTU graduation in May 2016.

Congratulations to the following students and their families:

Library News and Events

Digitization Project: E.T. Earl Lectures – The Fifties

Many of the E.T. Earl Lectures from the 1950s have been posted online by Special Collections and Archives at the Graduate Theological Union.

The Earl Lectures have been sponsored by Pacific School of Religion almost every year since 1902. In 1950, the lectures were first recorded on audio tape, when the event was also broadcast on the radio. Very few have heard any of these lectures since then.

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