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GTU Commencement 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the 2017 GTU Commencement on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 4:00 pm
PLTS Chapel, 2770 Marin Ave, Berkeley
watch live streaming video here

Commencement activities for the 8 GTU member schools will be held May 18-21. Click here to see the date, time, and location of the commencement for each school.

Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Judaism & Islam

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

An interreligious event featuring lectures by Dr. Deena Aranoff and Dr. Nargis Virani. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, as part of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom Verse?

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Dada, Dido,
Dodo, Du Du:
Or, Who’s Afraid of
Wisdom Verse?

The Fourteenth Annual
Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry

First Annual CIS Student Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 8:00pm

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Presentations by Candidates for GTU Director of Library Services

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
As Graduate Theological Union discerns new leadership for the Library, we would like input from faculty, staff and students! Join us as each candidate presents on the topic "The Ideal Library of the Future in Light of the Current State of Libraries" followed by an open session of discussion.


Islamophobia & the End of Liberalism

Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)

The 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley, cosponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.




Story of the Prophet Joseph in Biblical and Qur’anic Narratives

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

Lectures by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto and Dr. Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. GTU Library Dinner Board Room, reception 5:30 pm and lecture 6:00-8:00 pm.


From Empathy to the Evolution of Compassion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

A CTNS Public Forum featuring Professor Celia Deane-Drummond

Dinner Board Room, GTU Library
Free and open to the public.

Muslim Youth and Islamophobia In An Age of Empire: A Canadian Perspective

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Asian and Pacific Islander Program Initiative’s Annual Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies of Graduate Theological Union

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 pm Reception; 6:30 - 8:00 pm Lecture Badè Museum Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Speaker: Dr. Jasmin Zine, Professor of Sociology and the Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Luarier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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