Graduate Theological Union

Professional Development

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2013-14 Newhall Fellows

Project Student Faculty

Introduction to Islam

Ali Ataie

Munir Jiwa

Hellenism, Judaism, and Empire

Ashley Bacchi

Deena Aranoff

Israelite House Religion

Jose Balcells

Aaron Brody

Liturgy and Music in East and West

Dissertation Writing Workshop

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:00am

The professional development program invites you to a Dissertation Writing Worship on Friday February 1st from 9AM to 3PM in the Dinner Board Room. The workshop will be presented by Kathleen Kline.

Thinking about your proposal, or already in the middle of writing? This workshop (highly recommended for candidates) will address: what is a dissertation and what needs to be in it? effective academic writing, and how to survive the dissertation-writing process.

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.

Preparing the Academic Conference Paper Proposal Panel

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

Conference Prep flyerDr. Flora Keshgegian, Dr. Inese Radzins, and Dr. Jennifer Davidson

A discussion of questions such as: How does one respond to a call for papers? What makes for an effective proposal? What should one include in a proposal & what should be left out?

Brown Bag Lunch

Preparing the Academic Conference Paper Proposal Panel

Dr. Flora Keshgegian, Dr. Inese Radzins, and Dr. Jennifer Davidson

A discussion of questions such as: How does one respond to a call for papers? What makes for an effective proposal? What should one include in a proposal & what should be left out?

Writing The Academic Statement of Purpose Workshop

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:30pm

Applying to doctoral programs? This is a workshop to help you with a key component in the process. Join GTU Dean Arthur Holder and faculty panelists in a discussion of the academic statement of purpose, the essence of the application for admission to a doctoral program. The panel will provide key suggestions for crafting this important "little" document. Join us Thursday, October 4, from 12:30-2pm in the Dinner Board Room of the GTU Hewlett Library. For more information or to reserve a place, contact GTU Admissions, gtuadm@gtu.edu, 510-649-2460.

Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness

Accreditation

The Graduate Theological Union is accredited by:

Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

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Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510/748-9001
Fax: 510/748-9797
Website: www.wascsenior.org

Wabash Graduate Programs Teaching Initiative

by Arthur Holder, Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs (taken from April 2011 Dean's Newsletter)

How well does the GTU prepare doctoral students to teach? And how can we do a better job? Those were the questions that we asked ten alums from five years ago who recently came back to Berkeley for a consultation sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion as part of their Graduate Programs Teaching Initiative.

Newhall Awards

Each year the Graduate Theological Union recognizes a group of doctoral students as Newhall Scholars, providing the opportunity to work collaboratively with core faculty to develop and teach new courses, lead research, and expand the boundaries of innovative scholarship. This year 23 scholars will present a broad spectrum of topics, including religious conversion theories, Asian American congregational identities, new media in worship, and the moral status of animals. These fellowships were made possible through the generosity of Jane Newhall, a Trustee Emerita and longtime friend of the GTU.

2002-03 Newhall Awards

Student, faculty member, and subject of the proposal. For more information or to contact any of the faculty members, visit the GTU Faculty web pages

Thomasin Alexander and Lewis Rambo
Conversion to Christianity

Jorge Aquino and Clare Fischer
History of Western social thought

Kate Bellm and Alejandro Garcia-Rivera
Theology, aesthetics, and the arts

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