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"Head of Passes" plus panel discussion at the Berkeley Rep

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union, along with the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, invite you to join us for a discussion following the May 14, 2015 performance of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Head of Passes, which is based in part on the Book of Job.

The discussion will occur in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s cafe following the performance and include a panel of experts, including:

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibitions: Museums, Muslims, Memory

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Islamic Identity in the West

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Featuring Som Pourfarzaneh, associate director of the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, with Muhammad Umar Faruque, Naweed Mohabbat, and Furyal Maymood of UC Berkeley.

Location: Evans 87, University of California, Berkeley



"Following the Road of Fire": The Emergence of Teilhard de Chardin's Panchristic Mysticism during the First World War by Ursula King

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an exciting lecture about Teilhard de ChardinSixty years after the death of the great Jesuit paleontologist and theologian, Dr.

Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day)

Please come enjoy, contemplate, and experience the interactions of this exciting collaborative exhibit. Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang will contribute pieces from their collection, which bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution through colorful and sensitive artwork created from these plastic remnants. The Langs will also work with Badè Museum curators to explore & select pieces for display from the Museum's Iron Age Tell en-Nasbeh collection, from which we we have a legacy of pottery sherds and ceramic figurines.

CircumNavigators: Exhibit at Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 5:00am

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library will be hosting an art exhibit entitled CircumNavigators, by Christel Dillbohner and Danae Mattes from April 30 - November 15, 2015.Please join us for a reception for the artists on April 30th, 6pm-8pm with a special event, "Interval at the Atrium" at 7pm. Special thanks to the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment for making this exhibition possible.

Institute of Buddhist Studies Hosting 17th Biennial IASBS Conference

Thursday, August 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, August 9, 2015 (All day)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to host the 17th Biennial meeting the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.

Registration is now open! Housing is provided at the Jodo Shinshu Center and the Berkeley Club.

Student Event: Student Advisory Committee Student Forum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:30am

Please join the Student Advisory Committee, Dean Arthur Holder, and Dean Kathleen Kook for a conversation about the GTU Ph.D. program.
Please refer to the recent report emailed from Dean of Students, Kathleen Kook.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided!
Location: GTU Student Lounge, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley CA
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
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Asia Project Green Tea Conversation: Major Trends in Interreligious Dialogue

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Dr. Moses Punumaka. He will share his reflections on two international conferences in Melbourne & Seattle that addressed interreligious dialogue.
Please bring your lunch. Tea & snacks will be provided. Free & Open to the Public.
Location: Graduate Theological Union Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
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Trivia Night at the Museum: Art, Archaeology & Religion

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us for an evening of pizza, draft beer, and trivia!

Bring your friends and build a team to win a prize! 

Location: Doug Adams Gallery
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Free Admission!

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